24 hours of collaboration, prizes, hacking and more
HackKean III is scheduled for April 1st-2nd, 2017 taking place in the North Ave Academic Building at Kean University. The third iteration of Kean University's hackathon is upping the hackathon to new extremes, with hackers coming together to tackle real world problems using the latest in hardware and software. Teams start working on their hacks (at 12 PM) after the Saturday morning kickoff and continue working till Sunday noon (12:00 PM). All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost. Videos are optional.
$4,080 in prizes
MLH 1st Place Medals & FitBits for each team member
MLH 2nd Place Medals & Echo Dots w/ travel pouches for each team member
MLH 3rd Place Medals & Chromecast for each team member
Best LifeHack - Viacom
Philips Hue Lightstrips & Bridges for each team member
Most Iterations (2)
1 year license of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Best .tech domain
$50 Amazon Voucher per team member
Best Hardware Hack
Arduino cars for each team member
Best Use of Wolfram Technologies
1 year access of Wolfram Dev Platform/Mathematica & Wolfram|Alpha Pro
1 year of free personal subscription for any single JetBrains tool/IDE
Best Mobile App
Sketch App licenses for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
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. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
If you applied to HackKean III, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackKean. If you attended and hacked at HackKean, then you are eligible to make a submission.
Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and attend the HackKean closing ceremony to show off what you built. You must demo at the closing ceremony and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.
A killer judging panel!
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
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 usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?