Hack for a better U
UHack is a 24-hour student hackathon with the theme “Hack for a Better U,” focusing on building projects for the benefit of improving one’s lifestyle. The theme is completely open-ended; students can utilize any platform, framework, language, or hardware device they desire and utilize it to their own will for the benefit of making something better. Students can start from scratch or hack something previously created in order to change/improve its functionality or purpose.
The event is open to all university student's and no prior coding or technical experience is required to attend this event.
$5,800 in prizes
A team of 4 could win up to: $2,500 credit for use of Kairos API Facial Recognition Software, 2 - 1 month credits of co-working space with THE LAB MIAMI, Medal by Major League Hacking & Year's worth of bragging rights
Second Place Prize
A team of 4 could win up to: $500 Freescale Semiconductor FRDM: Freescale Freedom Platform, 1 - 1 month credits of co-working space with THE LAB MIAMI, Medal by Major League Hacking
Third Place Prize
A team of 4 could win up to: $100 Google Swag (Dufflebag, USB Charger, Socks, & Blanket), 1 - 1 month credit of co-working space with THE LAB MIAMI, Medal by Major League Hacking
Zensah API Challenge (2)
A Team of 4 could win up to $500 from zensah through the use of any API with Zensah's products.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Participants: Individuals (over 14 years in age); Teams (Maximum of 4); Organizations/Sponsors upon request
- Countries: United States, France, Canada
- Categories: Improvement apps (day-to-day, long term, etc).
- What to create: functioning software or hardware application; presentation wtih demonstration of successful function; screenshots of code/applications use
How to enter
1. Register online at: coe.miami.edu/uhack2015
2. Be present at the event. The work and projects completed at this hackathon must be used on-site. No exceptions.
Senior Developer at Kairos
CEO of Sevanta Systems
How well does the project work? Are there lots of bugs or can it only work under certain conditions?
Does the project fit well with the theme? Is the project designed to improve one's lifestyle in some way?
Have we seen this idea in the past or is this something new? Is this new idea implemented well and is there a need for it?
Does the project's architecture and overall implementation provide evidence of technical prowess?