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.

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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!

A killer judging panel!

Judging Criteria

  • 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? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • 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?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?