BigRed//Hacks Fall 2019: Hack to Save Your Community!
Our main event is here! To those who travelled from other schools, the BigRed//Hacks team welcomes you to Cornell University. And to our Cornell students, especially our Class of 2023 Hackers, welcome to Cornell's biggest student-run Hackathon! What can you create to save your community?
Below you will find our event schedule:September 20th
|3:00pm||Check In Begins (Call Auditorium)|
|4:00pm||All Buses Arrive|
|6:00pm||Opening Ceremony (Call Auditorium)|
|9:00pm||Wayfair API Demo (PSB 120)|
|10:00pm||IBM API Demo (PSB 120)|
|11:00pm||Google Cloud API Demo (PSB 120)|
|9:30am||Hiking @ Beebe Lake|
|1:00pm||Happy 5th Birthday, BigRed//Hacks!|
|4:00pm||Dog Petting (Arts Quad)|
|9:00pm||Bowling (Helen Newman)|
|11:00pm||MLH Mini Event: Werewolf|
|8:00am||Hacking Ends + Breakfast|
|9:30am||Project Expo (Open to Public)|
|12:30pm||Closing Ceremony + Prizes (Call Auditorium)|
|2:00pm||Pack Up + Goodbyes|
|2:00pm||Buses Leave (Call Auditorium)|
Unless noted otherwise, all events are in the Physical Sciences Building (PSB)
Wayfair Challenges (3)
1. Best hack to help the housing inequality crisis
2. Best use of open-source data to predict how natural disasters will impact housing inequality
- $500 visa gift card for each winning team.
- $250 donation made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind or The Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
- Opportunity to interview for an internship or full time role at Wayfair.
- Trophy for each team member.
Best use of Google Cloud by Google/MLH (4)
Use any Google Cloud product (cloud.google.com/products) to be eligible.
Grand Prize: Google Home Minis, Cloud Patagonia Backpacks, Cloud Pillows, Cloud Trophies, and Cloud Water Bottles.
Second Place: Google Home Minis
Third Place: Google Home Minis
Fourth Place: Google Home Minis
Best Hack for Social Good by Bloomberg (2)
3-D printing pens
IBM Tech Prize (3)
The Code and Response Codeathoncalls on students to create practical, effective, and high-quality designs and applications based on cloud, data, and artificial intelligence, that can have an immediate and lasting impact on humanitarian issues. We challenge you to develop a solution that will support NaturalDisaster Response and/or Mitigation.
- 1stPlace -$1000 + swag bag + special prize*
- 2ndPlace -$500 + swag bag
- 3rdPlace -$250 + swag bag•Random drawing for 2 Tello Drones
Best Financial Hack by Capital One
$250 Amazon giftcard (for each team member)
BigRed//Hacks Themed Prize
Awarded for the hack that best embodies the theme of this year's hackathon!
Community Superheroes: building things to benefit your community (however you choose to define it!)
Prize: Thanos Gauntlet (oh, snap)
BigRed//Hacks Design Prize
Awarded for the hack with the best design!
Prize: Wacom Intuos Pro Drawing Tablets
BigRed//Hacks Technical Prize
Awarded for the hack that best embodies technical innovation!
Prize: Lego NYC Skyline
BigRed//Hacks Hardware Prize
Awarded for the best hardware hack!
Prize: JBL Speakers
BigRed//Hacks Beginner Prize (2)
Our newbie award! This award goes to the best hack from a team comprised of new hackers only.
Prize: Echo Dot
Best use of Blockstack by MLH
Prize: BeatsX Headphones
Best Automation Hack with UiPath by MLH
Prize: UiPath Backpack and Tour of the UiPath Office
Best use of MongoDB Atlas by MLH
Prize: AirCharge Plus
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com by MLH
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Please visit bigredhacks.com for more details!
Submission must be an original piece of software, where a significant portion of the code and functionality was designed and written by the team members.
A significant part of the submission must be created inside of the 36 hour hackathon window, and any external code, images, or content must be equally available to all participants, licensed with permission to use, appropriately attributed, and follow all applicable laws.
Submissions must follow all applicable laws, may not promote copyright infringement, and may not be obscene or made with the purpose to marginalize or offend any group of people.
All Hacks will be judged based on the criteria specified for each prize.