HackNYU 2018!

Judging + Expo:

Hacking will officially end at all locations by Sunday, March 25, at 12PM ET (NYC time). Teams need to submit to DevPost by 12PM.

NYC-based teams will pitch their projects at our hacker expo to judges for a chance to win (Shanghai- and Abu Dhabi-based teams can submit video demos along with their Devposts). Teams have a total of 4 minutes to interact with the judges for their track to pitch and answer questions. We recommend spending 1 minute on pitching and demo and the remaining 3 on answering questions the judges may have — keeping in mind the judging criteria (found on this page).

You are strongly encouraged to present a demo during your pitch of what you have built, even if your hack is broken or incomplete. If you can, refrain from using slides. Instead, show a live or interactive demo of your project!

You can also talk about what challenges you faced and what you learned when making your project. Demoing and pitching is a chance to share with others what you learned and tried to build — that’s what hacking’s all about! For being courageous enough to demo, you’ll receive a special MLH “I Demoed” sticker.

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HackNYU is a 48-hour hackathon taking place on March 23, 24, and 25, hosted at NYU locations around the world. Come build your dream project, learn from our talks and mentors, and win prizes! This year, our four tracks for your hacks are Accessibility & Assistive Technology, Sustainability & Social Impact, Healthcare, and Education Technology. HackNYU is free, and made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers.

View full rules

Eligibility

You must opt in to one and only one track, but you may opt in to as many sponsor prizes as you are eligible for.

Submit everything by Sunday, March 25, at 12:00 PM EST to be eligible for main prizes. Only projects developed over the course of this weekend will be eligible. If you are using projects that were built in the past and are building something new on top of it, you may still be eligible but please let us know ahead of time. We will evaluate only the parts which you made over the weekend.

No slide decks during final presentation! We want to see your app/site/demo work, and if it doesn't work, let us know why and what you learned over the weekend.

Requirements

Submit a link to your project as a working demo and/or a GitHub repository and/or upload a zip file. Make sure to add "http://" or "https://" before your URL (it won't work otherwise!).

 

How to enter

Project Submission:

Projects must be submitted to Devpost to be judged. You can pick one track prize to submit for (http://hacknyu.org/tracks), and any number of sponsor prizes, which are judged separately by our sponsors.

Judges

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Sadhana Chitale
Director, Life Sciences/Technology Transfer, NYU Langone

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Narges Razavian

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Juan Rodriguez

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Diane Anderson

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Christopher James

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Rachel Botos

John Schimmel

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Xian Horn

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Marshall Sunnes

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Thomas Logan

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Lexie Bryan

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Sara Thermer

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Meghan Clark

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Kyle Keane

Judging Criteria

  • Innovativeness/Creativity
    Is the project original? Have you never seen an idea like this before? Does the project go beyond traditional rules, patterns, and/or definitions? Does the project demonstrate progressiveness and imagination? Is the new idea meaningful?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the project an integration of different + unique parts? Does the project require high technical skill to assemble? Is it mostly assembled? Did the participants learn + explore new concepts to complete the project? Were devices/APIs used meaningfully?
  • Usability
    Is this project something you or someone you know would want to use? How close is the project to being usable or the final project? Is the project easily usable and accessible for many (different) people? How complete is the project?
  • Relevance and Impact
    How applicable is this project to the challenge? Does it fully address the problem its trying to solve? Does it consider the broader context of the problem? Does it offer significant + impactful change? Could it have positive impact on the world?
  • Design and Quality
    How aesthetically pleasing is the project? Does the project’s design show sympathy for the user? Does it combine quality design w/ quantitative complexity? Is the user interface fun, captivating, and dynamic? Is there a quality experience for users?
  • Applicability to NYU
    Does the project attempt to address a problem that members of the University community may have? Does the project use APIs provided by NYU IT or other publicly available APIs? Can the project be used by any specific NYU department or school?