Eligibility

All currently enrolled undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA are eligible to apply to the event. 

Requirements

You MUST submit a link to a public or unlisted YouTube video with a duration NOT exceeding 90 seconds. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

 

Ideal projects should satisfy as many of the judging criteria as possible: originality, technical difficulty, polish, usefulness.

Judges

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Suby Raman
DUO

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Bo Zhu
DUO

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Bo Zhu
DUO

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Prameet Shah
Google

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Louis Li
Google

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Vijay Thurimella
Google

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Demo Quality
    If your demo video clear, understandable, and under 100 seconds? Can we understand what you did, and why? Does the demo work? Does your project show care and polish?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?