Congratulations to all of our winners! Watch our Winners Announcement Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eDylsbrYfc

Welcome to BeaverHacks Summer Sprint 2021!

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules, eligibility criteria, requirements, and judging criteria. This event will kick off with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 9th at 3:00 PM PST. Hacking days will begin at 3pm PST, Friday, July 9th and end at 3pm PST, Sunday, July 11th. Project Demos will occur on Sunday, July 11th from 6pm to 7pm PST.

Watch our Opening Ceremony video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNRC7yEb23c

Registration

Updated Registration Deadline: July 9th at 2pm PST

STEP 1: Individual Registration

STEP 2: Devpost (here!)

STEP 3: Team Registration

Keep up to date with all announcements and news in our Slack channel.

No longer attending? De-register for This Hackathon

 

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 9th

- Opening Ceremony Video DROPS at 3:00 PM PST (Youtube)

- Hacking Starts!

Saturday, July 10th

- Hacking continues...!

Sunday, July 11th

- Hacking ends, projects submitted by 3:00 PM PST

- Project Demos: 6:00 - 7:00 PM PST (Zoom, password: jellybean)

Wednesday, July 13th

- Judging Results Announced*

 

*date subject to change depending on number of project submissions

 

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition in which participants build a software and/or hardware project in a fixed amount of time. Typically participants compete in small teams or individually.

What is this hackathon all about?

This hackathon exists to give you and other OSU students & alumni the opportunity to build a project over a weekend and compete for prizes. It is meant to be low-pressure, inclusive of everybody, and fun! In this hackathon, you are not required or encouraged to forgo sleep, work, time with your family, or etc to participate. You are encouraged to make the best product you can in the time allotted. You are encouraged to learn and to add skills to your repertoire. And you are encouraged to have a good time doing it!

I am new to coding. Can/Should I still participate?

In short, YES! No prior experience is necessary to compete in this event. In fact, there is a separate prize for teams of entirely new students for which you can compete. This event is a great time to learn a new technology or practice one you already know while simultaneously building a project you can showcase on your resume!

What can I make?

Anything you can think of! Web apps, mobile apps, websites, slackbots, APIs, command-line programs, games, robots, anything!

 

Prizes

Overall category

First Place: $150

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $75

All teams consisting entirely of currently-enrolled OSU students are eligible for the overall category. If a new student team wins any of the 'Overall' prizes, they are ineligible to win the First Place New Student prize.

New Student category

First Place New Student: $75

The new student category of competition is for teams consisting entirely of current students that have not taken any 300-level courses and do not have significant prior programming experience. New student teams that win an 'Overall' prize are not eligible.

Graduate Students / Alumni category

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place designations will be given to the top 3 teams in this category, but no prizes will be issued to any member of a team with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team. All teams with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team are eligible for this category and are ineligible for any monetary prizes offered by this hackathon.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$500 in prizes

First Place - Overall

This prize goes to the highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

Second Place - Overall (2)

This prize goes to the second highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

Third Place - Overall

This prize goes to the third highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

First Place - New Student

This award goes to the highest-scoring new student team. New student teams that won any of the "Overall" prizes are ineligible for this prize.

First Place - Grad Student/Alumni

All teams with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team are eligible for this category and are ineligible for any monetary prizes offered by this hackathon.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • All team members must be registered on the Registration Form and DevPost, and must be added to the project submission.

  • Your team must have completed the Team Registration Form.

  • All submissions must be hosted on Github and the entire commit history must be present.

  • Console application projects must showcase their project on repl.it and include a repl.it project link with their submission.

  • Each team must upload a video showcasing their project with their project submission. If no video is attached to your project submission, your project will not get reviewed by judges.

Judges

Alexandre Taieb

Alexandre Taieb
Google

Elizabeth Ponce

Elizabeth Ponce
AirBnB

Chris Grant

Chris Grant
Google

Kimberly Le

Kimberly Le
Twitter

Ralph Bautista

Ralph Bautista
The Princeton Review

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically impressive is the project? (Based on project execution.)
  • User Experience
    How usable is the project? (Based on project execution.)
  • Creativity
    How creative is the project? (Based on the project concept.)
  • Adherence to Theme
    How well does the project fit with the hackathon theme? This should be based entirely on the project's concept.
  • Impact
    How impactful is this project in terms of utility or fun? Does it fill a necessity or provide entertainment?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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