Submit your hack! Anything within the bounds of the web/mobile/other software will be considered upon submission. Hack on!

 

Eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals must be enrolled in a college or, in specific cases, high school; teams consisting of no more than 4 people are permitted.
  • Countries: All are welcome!

Requirements

  • Time Frame: All submissions must be made before the 3pm cutoff time in order to be considered for prizes. No exceptions.
  • Create: There is no limit on the scope of your hack or the platform you will be working on. Let your creativity and our prizes be your guide.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$3,089 in prizes

First Prize

Free 1yr Squarespace accounts, Android Plushies, Google travel bags, Retro headphones, $500 in cash (number subject to change), Oculus Rift

Second Prize

Free 1yr Squarespace accounts, Android Plushies, Google travel bags, Retro headphones, $250 in cash (number subject to change)

Third Prize

Android Plushies, Google travel bags, Retro headphones, $100 in cash (number subject to change)

Novice Prize

Novice Hackers, only first time hackers are allowed to win. $100 in cash

Best Use of Twilio

Chromecasts for the team

Best use of Sunlight Foundation API

Free tickets to Transparency Camp in D.C.

Best Use of W&M Data

Winners receive a Nexus 7. Sponsored by the Student Net Alliance. Best hack using AidData, Swem Library, or W&M data.

Best Use of SendGrid

Raspberry Pi Starter Kits

Best use of TeamSnap API

iPad Mini

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Register on tribehacks.com! Space is limited, as are travel reinbursements, so register soon while you still can!

Judges

H. Wade Minter

H. Wade Minter
TeamSnap

Tony Mataya

Tony Mataya
Twilio

Robert Dickerson

Robert Dickerson
William and Mary Professor

Chelsea Bingiel

Chelsea Bingiel
Epic Software Developer

Scot Motte

Scot Motte
SendGrid Developer

Matthew Sniff

Matthew Sniff
Coverspash

Hareesh Nagaraj

Hareesh Nagaraj
Photorankr

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is this idea unique? Does it combine elements in a way that makes sense, fill in an oversight in functionality, or totally reinvent the wheel? You know good, creative ideas when you see them.
  • Aesthetics
    Is the hack appealing? Does it please the eye? Feel polished and complete? Offer easy functionality and use for a user? Typically cleanliness, a smart organizational layout and proper execution trump here.
  • Complexity
    Was this hack technically difficult? Did it present a formidable challenge or perhaps a nonintuitive solution to a problem? Does it gracefully combine different elements that all work together in harmony? We want to encourage hackers to push the boundari
  • Practicality
    Would people actually use this hack? Does it fulfill a need, or is it just another reproduction of something that's been done before? Think innovative, different, and useful. A practical hack is typically one you want to get your hands on after demos are

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