Welcome to HackDartmouth 2021!

Despite the challenges of 2020, the HackDartmouth team is hosting a fantastic ~virtual~ hackathon! This event features over 36 hours of coding, swag, fun events, and amazing prizes!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$9,008 in prizes

Pinnacle Tickets

Advanced Category First-Place receives an invitation to compete in Pinnacle, the Olympics of Hackathons.

Oculus Quest 2

Advanced Category First-Place option

Airpod Pros

Advanced Category First-Place, Runner-up option

Nintendo Switch Lite

Advanced Category First-Place, Runner-up, Honorable Mention option

Mini-Drone

Advanced Category First-Place, Runner-up, Honorable Mention option

Nintendo Switch Lite

Beginner Category First-Place option

Razer Blackwidow and wired mouse

Beginner Category First-Place option

Gaomon Drawing Tablet, 11-inch

Design Category First-Place option

Apple Pencil 2

Design Category First-Place option

Contrary Capital - Venture Capital Grant

“Most Contrarian” Prize - $500 grant to the project with the most venture potential. Sponsored by Contrary Capital.

MLH - Best use of DataStax Astra

Apache Cassandra is one of the most widely used database technologies in modern computing with a proven track record of scalability. Just ask Apple, Netflix and eBay. Build a hack using DataStax Astra’s Cassandra-made-easy service and gain in-demand skills along with a chance to win Blue Snowball Microphones for you and your whole team. It’s easy to sign up with 5GB free and no credit card needed. Start becoming a Cassandra expert today!

MLH - Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board and 10 pre-wired modules. We select two winning teams for this category and each winning team member will receive a prize!

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud, First-place

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. First-place winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud, Runner-Up

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Runner-up winners will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards.

MLH - Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger and Domain.com Backpack.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All hacks must be built by registered and accepted participants.
  • Teams may include up to four members.

Requirements

  • A valid submission is a hack produced at HackDartmouth from start to finish.
  • Submissions must be made to DevPost by 1:00 PM EST on Sunday, April 18.
  • Submissions must include:
    • Project title
    • Project category
    • A brief description of your project, no more than 200 words
    • A video demonstrating your product in action, no more than 2 minutes long
  • When submitting your project, you'll select between Beginner and Advanced, and then you opt-into Design and Google Cloud categories if you want to be considered for those as well.

Judges

Xia Zhou

Xia Zhou
Associate Professor, Dartmouth College

Sebastiaan Joosten

Sebastiaan Joosten
Lecturer, Dartmouth College

Emma Oberstein

Emma Oberstein
Software Engineer II, Microsoft

Luisa Vasquez

Luisa Vasquez
Design Technologist, PTC

Angi Li

Angi Li
Dartmouth Alum

Jason Liu

Jason Liu
Thayer Graduate Student

Sayak Chakrabarty

Sayak Chakrabarty
Dartmouth PhD Computer Science

Dhanashree Vaidya

Dhanashree Vaidya
Thayer Graduate Student

Maximilian Orman-Kollmar

Maximilian Orman-Kollmar
Thayer PhD Student

Morgan Sorbaro

DhungJoo Kim

DhungJoo Kim

Kunal Rathi

Devanshi Udeshi

Devanshi Udeshi
Contrary Capital

Eric Browne
Contrary Capital

Henry Woram
Contrary Capital

Tudor Muntianu
Contrary Capital

Judging Criteria

  • Usage
    How easy to use and easy to understand is their hack?
  • Creativity
    How creative is their hack? Have you seen many ideas like this before or is this very unique?
  • Technical (advanced only)
    Is their hack technically challenging? Have they shown their skills well, and have they shown how to effectively use technology to bring an idea to life?
  • Design
    How creative and engaging is the design of their hack?
  • Impact
    Is their hack going to impact people's lives positively? Are they helping a particular community?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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