All currently enrolled undergraduate students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA are eligible to apply to the event.
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.
User Impact Award, presented by Google
Best approach to security or education, presented by DUO
Mentor's choice award, presented by Microsoft
Best data hack, presented by Yahoo!
Best Financial Tech hack, presented by Bloomberg
Most likely to be the next billion dollar startup
Best Mobile App
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
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?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?