Rowan University's Annual Hackathon

Rowan University’s student branch of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is hosting its second hackathon! Located in Glassboro, New Jersey and just half an hour away from Philadelphia, Rowan University is proud to host this event and welcomes anyone, from first-timers to full-stack devs. If you have a cool technology idea that you want to make happen, this event is for you! 

Time Event
10:00AM - 11:00AM Registration
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Lunch and begin hacking
1:00PM - 2:00PM Team Building
3:30PM - 4:00PM MLH Hardware
5:00PM - 5:30PM What is HCI?
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00PM - 7:30PM GitHub
12:00 AM Midnight Snack
3:00 AM Late Night Snack
8:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM Project Submissions Due
11:00 AM Lunch
12:00PM - 12:30PM Science Fair set-up
12:30PM - 2:00PM Science Fair judging
2:00PM - 2:30PM Break
2:30PM - 3:30PM Top 10 Hacks present
4:00PM - 4:30PM Closing ceremony
4:30 PM Clean up 

View full rules

Prizes

$3,049 in prizes

First Place

Each of the 4 winners will receive an Amazon Echo Dot, a Wolfram Alpha Pro account and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access.

Second Place

Each of the 4 winners will receive a Bluetooth Music Receiver, a Wolfram Alpha Pro account and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access.

Third Place

Each of the 4 winners will a Wolfram Alpha Pro account and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access. The team will also receive a kindle and 3 chromecast audio devices.

Sensor Journalism

There will be 1 google home device and 4 Wolfram Alpha Pro accounts and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access.

Systems Engineering

Each winner will receive an Intel Sponsored Leather-man multi-tool, tile and a particle development kit!

Business

The winning team will receive access to the HatchHouse Accelerator Program to help them star their business idea! They will also receive a Wolfram Alpha Pro account and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access.

You will also receive 2 hour consulting session.

Hackenger Hunt

Each winner will receive an Intel Sponsored Leather-man multi-tool and a Tile.

Hacker's Choice

Each of the 4 winners will a Wolfram Alpha Pro account and 1 year Wolfram Development Platform access.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

.Tech Domain

Best hack using a .tech domain

Particle - Smart Cities IoT

Each winner will receive a Particle Board!!! This is awarded to the team with the best hack using a Particle Photon board.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Only hackers who have been accepted and are at the event can compete.

Requirements

When submitting your project, please include pictures, a description and anything else that will help your project stand out.

How to enter

Wolfram API Key:

https://www.wolframcloud.com/access?code=ProfHacks2017

Hackers who do not already have a WolframID will be prompted to create one, which only takes a few seconds. Once inside the portal you will have access to our documentation, examples, and the WolframAlpha API.

 

.Tech:

All you have to do is follow these steps:

1) Visit www.get.tech/startups and fill in your details

2) Select ProfHacks as your community and enter code “get.tech

The .techSquad will review your request & issue a coupon code to you. Use the coupon at checkout on www.get.tech

*Tip: Check availability of your domain on www.get.tech before submitting your request

.tech Category Prize:

Every member of the team that sets up the best hack/website on a .tech domain, will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

T&C:

  • This offer is only available for all standard (non-premium) .tech domain names.
  • Each participant will receive only one coupon code.
  • The coupon code can be used just once & to register only one .tech domain name.
  • .tech domains is a Top Level Domain extension owned by Radix Registry, which reserves the right to cancel the registration of domains registered through the above offer if they are misused.

Particle:

Below you find some useful information for the Particle Photon and for the Particle Smart Cities IoT sponsored prize.

Judges

A Killer Judging Team

A Killer Judging Team

Judging Criteria

  • Overall
    How well the hack does the task it is set out to perform.