Saturday October 29:
Registration, Networking and Team Building
Sign-in at the Heights Lounge (515 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033). On arrival you will get your name badge and some free swag!
Kickoff and Team Registration
Hackathon officials will be going over how the competition will run including project submission, rules and guidelines and of course the prizes.
Let the hacking and innovating commence! Get started on your project. Mentors and Hackathon officials will be walking around to help you get started.
Tech Talks: How to brainstorm a project idea
Sunday October 30:
Take a quick break and recharge with with a snack! Grab a cup o Joe and a donut before you head back to work!
Join a team, stock up on nerf bullets and get ready to win! Multiple games will be played in succession in Nagel Commons.
Super Smash Bros Tournament
Morning prayers with a minyan at the hackathon. More options at yuzmanim.com.
A light breakfast will be served - including your morning dose of orange juice!
MLH Event - Slideshare Karaoke
Getting hungry? Bagels, creamcheese and more are just a few steps away.
Israel Tech Fair
Meet representatives from different Israeli organizations and tech companies. Learn about what they are building and Israeli innovation and how to join.
Catch a minyan for afternoon prayers at a convenient time for you. Check the options at yuzmanim.com.
Wrap-up and Submissions
Wrap up the last lines of code you are working on and make sure to submit before the 6pm deadline.
Get excited for a slice (or more!) of awesome pizza!
Presentations and Judging
Teams will present their projects and will be judged accordingly. Public voting will be open during this time. Good luck teams!
Closing Ceremony and Awards
The officials will make final remarks and prizes will be awarded to the teams with the best projects. Make sure to stick around for a group photo!
You must attend the hackathon in person to be eligible.
Projects have to be started at the hackathon (not before registration).
Maximum of 5 persons per team.
Participants ages 16-25 are welcome.
- Submissions involving software can include source code (if you'd like to share it) with instructions for running the project. Screenshots or images are required. Additional documentation and materials are welcome but not necessary.
- If your project is artistic or hardware based, a photograph of your project for judging is appreciated as well as any documentation or materials.
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Each winning team member will get the Watch Dogs® 2 Collector's Edition game.
Best Hack Against Online Harassment
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Each team member wins HackHarassment Swag Bags.
Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com
The team with the best domain name registered on Domain.com/MLH wins an awesome Domain.com swag pack for each team member!
Best Use of AWS
Dell 1TB Hard Drive for the best hack utilizing Amazon Web Services
Get $100 credit for your hack here: http://bit.ly/aws2017
Best First Time Hack
3 Months of Skillshare.io Premium Membership
Dream it Reel Prize
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
CEO, LifeShare Care
Young Professionals Advisor, Nefesh B'Nefesh & Founder, TAMID@YU
Advisory Committee, US Homeland Security & CompSci Dept. Chair, YU Stern College
Quality of Implementation
How complex is your project? How functional is your project? Did you integrate multiple devices / API’s?
Creativity / Originality
How original is this idea?
How useful is the hack?
Design and user experience
How awesome does it look and how natural does using it feel?
How well can you convince the judges that your hack is the best?