HackNYU 2019!

HackNYU is a 48-hour hackathon 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 Health & Well-Being, Sustainability, Education, and Financial Empowerment. HackNYU is free, and made possible thanks to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers.

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Prizes

$31,000 in prizes

Track: Health & Well-Being (3)

We will select the top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for projects in Health & Well-Being. The winners of these prizes can choose from a selection of prizes from Amazon.

1st place: prizes up to $200, 2nd place: up to $100, 3rd place: up to $50 (all per team member!)

Top teams will also get MLH Medals and Wolfram Pro subscriptions.

Track: Sustainability (3)

We will select the top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for projects in Sustainability. The winners of these prizes can choose from a selection of prizes from Amazon. 1st place: prizes up to $200, 2nd place: up to $100, 3rd place: up to $50 (all per team member!) Top teams will also get MLH Medals and Wolfram Pro subscriptions.

Track: Education (4)

We will select the top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for projects in Education. The winners of these prizes can choose from a selection of prizes from Amazon.

1st place: prizes up to $200, 2nd place: up to $100, 3rd place: up to $50 (all per team member!)

Top teams will also get MLH Medals and Wolfram Pro subscriptions.

Track: Financial Empowerment (3)

We will select the top 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for projects in Financial Empowerment. The winners of these prizes can choose from a selection of prizes from Amazon.

1st place: prizes up to $200, 2nd place: up to $100, 3rd place: up to $50 (all per team member!)

Top teams will also get MLH Medals and Wolfram Pro subscriptions.

NYU API / Mulesoft: Best NYU API (Mulesoft) hack.

Prize: iPad minis (max team size of 3)

Facebook: Best hack that aligns with Facebook’s motto: "Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together."

Prize: Oculus Go (max team size of 4)

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (2)

Google Home Minis for each team member

Contrary Capital: Most Disruptive Technology.

This will be based upon: Business Model, Market Opportunity, Uniqueness + Novelty, Technical Innovation as criteria.

Prize: 1-1 pitch to Contrary Capital CEO.

JPMorgan Chase: Best Accessibility Hack.

Prize: Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones (max team size of 5)

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

IBM: Best use of The IBM Cloud Watson to complete their project. (2)

1st place: Powerbanks
2nd place: IBM Sling Backpacks

Best Use of SnapKit from Snapchat

Casio Calculator Watches

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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, February 17th, at 12:00 PM EST. If you are using existing code from prior to this hackathon, you must disclose that to the judges. Only the code you developed this weekend will be considered for judging purposes.

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 or zip file. Make sure to add "http://" or "https://" before your URL (it won't be linked 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/prizes), and any number of sponsor prizes, which are judged separately by our sponsors.

Judges

An expert panel of judges

An expert panel of judges

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    This project is technically difficult
  • Impact
    This project has the potential to make a significant impact on people (quality or quantity).
  • Does it work?
  • Creativity
    This project shows creativity, imagination, and novelty.