Compete with regional college students to create a app, website, or etc in front of a panel of judges and sponsors. Also, show off your skills in fornt of recruiters.

The official annual hackathon by Duckhacks, powered by the Stevens Software Engineering Department! Come compete at our hackathon at Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology. The event will run from Saturday, February 16th into Sunday, February 17th. This year's 24-hour hackathon is designed to really test your skills of creativity, execution, and endurance in front of mentors and perhaps some recruiters. The event is free to all attendees.

Sponsors, prizes, and schedule will be announced shortly.

The event is open to all college students. (Both Stevens and non-Stevens Students) (Graduate and Undergraduate Students) Valid College/ University ID's must be shown

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: http://duckhacks.com/register/

Any questions? Email us at duckhacks@stevens.edu

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Prizes

$1,140 in prizes

BEST OVERALL

BEST OVERALL will be awarded to the project that displays strength in multiple aspects of coding. Projects will judged on, but not limited to, methodology, relevance to theme, creativity, marketability, presentation, and functionality.

BEST MARKETING & DESIGN

BEST MARKETING/DESIGN will be awarded to the team that shows they are able to market their idea well and execute it with a creative design. This project should be one that closely resembles a ‘real-world ready’ project. Projects will be judged on, but not limited to, methodology, relevance to the theme with a large focus on creativity, presentation, and marketability.

MOST INNOVATIVE

MOST INNOVATIVE will be awarded to the team that demonstrates a great new or unique concept or a new twist on some pre-existing software or concept. Projects will be judged on, but not limited to, methodology, relevance to the theme with a large focus on concept and creativity.

BEST BEGINNER

BEST BEGINNER* will be awarded to rookie hackers competing in their first hackathon. Projects will judged on, but not limited to, methodology, presentation, creativity, and overall execution. In order to qualify, the entire team must be competing in their first hackathon. Honor Code will apply, but if evidence of lying or ethical violation are found, the team will be disqualified from the entire competition.

BEST NON-STEVENS

BEST NON-STEVENS* will be awarded to the best hackers from a school outside of Stevens. Projects will judged on, but not limited to, methodology, creativity, overall execution, and presentation. In order to qualify, the entire team must be from schools outside of Stevens Institute of Technology.

JP Morgan: Code for Good Challenge

The demand for computer science graduates will continue to grow in the US over the next five years, vastly outpacing the supply of Computer Science grads.

Develop a game that helps introduce kids to computer science. The game must be something that can be experienced by a group of kids working together and must have a competitive element for them to compete in real time against other teams.

Impact: How well does the solution address the challenge or problem?
Innovation & Creativity: How creative is the solution? Does it bring new ideas and approaches to solving the problem?
Completeness of Solution: Is the solution finished? Does it work? If not, is there a roadmap for future enhancements?
Sustainability: Is the solution sustainable within the context of the community it’s aiming to impact?
Design: Is the solution well thought out and designed?

Best Use of GCP (Google Cloud Platform)

Best Use of GCP (Google Cloud Platform)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants must be over the age of 18 in order to compete
  • Participants must be currently attending a college/ university (Valid Student ID must be presented)
  • Countries: United States

Judges

TBD

TBD

James Rowland

James Rowland
Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology

Susana Restrepo

Susana Restrepo
Goldman Sachs

John Mottole

John Mottole
Pfizer

Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss
Gaurdian Life Insurance

Judging Criteria

  • TBD