What's a "hackathon"?

A hackathon is essentially a coding competition. You start the day by brainstorming and then creating a project/product. At the end of the day, you submit what you made and the best projects in each category win prizes! The projects can be anything from a Java program to a VR world to an iOS app.


Here are some ideas:


Judging

We will have two primary categories for judging, each with different prizes awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams or individuals. A panel of non-students mentors will judge each category.

Primary Categories

Category Participants Judging Criteria Prize
Beginner Any participants with less than three months of coding experience Creativity, Technical Accomplishment, and Implementation TBA
Advanced Any participants with more than three months of coding experience Creativity, Technical Accomplishment, and Implementation TBA

Additional Categories

These are categories that all participants are automatically entered in if they submit a project for the Beginner or Advanced competitions. For each of these categories, there will only be one winner.
Category Prize
Most Creative TBA
Best User Interface TBA
Greatest Technical Accomplishment TBA