Dream big. Make it happen.

HackUMBC gives you 24 hours to learn new skills, make friends, create your wildest idea, and share it with the world. Whether you wish to build a website, dabble with Photoshop, create a dancing robot, or develop a game, it's up to you to decide what to learn!

Website: https://hackumbc.org/

 

Need some APIs, Port Covington has a few: www.stae.co/hack-umbc/

Need some APIs, Wolfram also has a few: https://account.wolfram.com/redeem/HackUMBCBaltimore2018

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Prizes

$1,200 in prizes

Grand Prize

Oculus Rift VR

2nd Place

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Series 2 Headphones

3rd Place

GoPro Hero 7 White

Most Unique

SNES Classic

Best Design

Wacom Intuo Drawing Tablets

Best use of Algolia

Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch for each team member

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best use of Authorize.net

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Best use of HERE.com

Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com

[Weekly Challenge] Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams

Power banks for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best use of Clarifai’s API

Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Spectacles by Snapchat for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity

$50 Gift Cards from Fidelity for each team member

[Booz Allen Hamilton] Best Cyber security focused hack

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 headphones

[Freedom Consulting] Most Innovative & Ready to Use Community Focused Application with a Sharp UI/UX

Lego Sets and Everything is Awesome Lego Movie pack

[JP Morgan] Best Hack for Social Good

Bose Soundlink Wireless Headphones

[Clear Edge IT] Best Data Visualization

Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) Complete Starter Kits

[Facebook] Best use of any Facebook API or SDK

Custom Facebook Backpack with Swag

[Port Covington] Auto Inclusion Challenge

Smart City category, and prize is auto inclusion in one of our upcoming challenge tracks for Port Covington and Betamore Community Membership

[Miner & Kasch] Best Data Science Hack

Utilize data with your project as a core function, Prize will be an Nvidia GPU 1060 6GB for each team member

Best Hardware

Raspberry pis

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

John Park

John Park
CMSC Professor

Richard Forno

Richard Forno
CMSC Professor

Katherine Gibson

Katherine Gibson
CMSC Professor

Gerald Tompkins

Gerald Tompkins
CMSC Professor

David Freet

David Freet
CMSC Professor

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell
CMSC Professor

Carlos McKinney

Carlos McKinney
Coordinator of Security at UMBC

Roy Prouty

Roy Prouty
CMSC Professor

Susie Lynch

Susie Lynch
CMSC Staff

Dakota Abernathy

Dakota Abernathy

Sanjay Purushotham

Sanjay Purushotham
IS Professor

Peter Luu

Peter Luu
UMBC Alum

Rod Lazaga

Rod Lazaga

Mely Lazaga

Mely Lazaga

Richard Peng

Richard Peng
UMBC Alum

Judging Criteria

  • Amazingness
  • 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? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead
  • Creativity