NOTE: You MUST apply and be accepted before registering on this Devpost.

Join us virtually on February 20th-21st in our eighth year of solving pressing social issues using your creativity and code!

Hackathons are a great way to develop your skills, build a product for social good, and potentially win cash prizes! All years and all majors are welcome! So even if you don't have technical experience, we highly encourage you to still participate. We'll be having mentors and resources to help you along the way. All you need to do is come with ideas and passion for solving a humanitarian problem!

For more information and to apply, visit hackforhumanity.io.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Place

Grand Cash Prize of $1500

Second Place

Grand Cash Prize of $1200

Third Place

Grand Cash Prize of $800

Most Interdisciplinary

Prize: $500
Sponsored by Ciocca Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Best Overall Hack by Women-in-Tech (WIT)

Prize: $500 + PYNQ-Z2 boards
Sponsored by Xilinx

Best Security Hack

Prize: $500
Sponsored by CrowdStrike

Best Application of Theory

Prize: $250
Sponsored by SCU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Best Use of Microsoft Azure

Prize: Microsoft Backpacks
Sponsored by Microsoft

Best Reentry ID Tool (2)

Prize: $250
Sponsored by the SCU School of Law & Paper Prisons

Best Use of echoAR

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card + 3-month Free Business Tier Access
Sponsored by echoAR

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Groups of 2-6 undergraduate or graduate students
  • A school email is required for registration and participation

Requirements

Submission Requirements:

  • A link to your git repository
  • Everyone on your team added to your Devpost project
  • An opt-in to the side prizes you plan to compete in, if any
  • A comment mentioning which side prizes you plan to compete in, if any

 

Extra Submission Components Recommended to Include: 

  • A short video demo of your project
  • Your demo presentation slides
  • Screenshots/photos of your project
  • A project logo as the thumbnail

Judges

Ahmed Amer

Ahmed Amer
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

Hugo A. Andrade

Hugo A. Andrade
University Program Director, Xilinx

Brian Beams

Brian Beams
VR Lab Director and Lecturer, Santa Clara University

Deepak Chennakkadan

Deepak Chennakkadan
Software Engineer, Microsoft

Behnam Dezfouli

Behnam Dezfouli
Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

Yi Fang

Yi Fang
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

Smita Ghosh

Smita Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
Founder & CEO, echoAR

Matthew Hartzel

Matthew Hartzel
Senior Software Engineer, CrowdStrike

Shiva Houshmand

Shiva Houshmand
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Chia Hwu

Chia Hwu
Former CEO of Qubop, Inc.

Sara Krehbiel

Sara Krehbiel
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Chris Norris

Chris Norris
Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Sneha Ramesh

Sneha Ramesh
Software Engineer, Pinterest

Urvashi Reddy

Urvashi Reddy
Software Engineer, Pinterest

Romisaa Samhoud

Romisaa Samhoud
Engineer, Xilinx

Ashley Sehatti

Ashley Sehatti
Software Engineer, Pinterest

Navid Shaghaghi

Navid Shaghaghi
Adjunct Lecturer of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Nicholas Tran

Nicholas Tran
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Megan Visaya

Megan Visaya
Technical Marketing Engineer, Xilinx

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Is it a scalable design/solution?
  • Polish
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Innovativeness
    Does the hack show the team thought “outside of the box”? Does it have a certain “wow factor” to it? Is it different compared to previous solutions?
  • Social Impact
    How much good could this hack bring to others in the specific theme?
  • Project Completeness
    Is there a demo of the product’s functionality? Can major user action flows be completed without significant obstacles?

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