This is an online version of SkyHacks 2020!

It is designed for students who are still early in their programming careers, and haven't yet attended an official MLH Hackathon.

Make sure to connect to our Discord server - we'll keep that updated with events!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First place hackathon

The highest of bragging rights!

(also, a $50 Amazon gift card to be split among the winning team)

Second place

The slightly less high of bragging rights!

(also, a $30 Amazon gift card to be split among the winning team)

Best Individual Hack

Ultimate loner bragging rights!

(also, a $20 Amazon gift card you don't need to share!)

Best "Whyyyyy???"

Best award for "But why did you do this?"

The individual or team winning this award will receive a "Bag o' Stuff" lovingly packed by UTM's CS department!

Most Creative

Artistic Bragging Rights!

The original or team winning this award will receive an artistic-themed "Bag o' Stuff" lovingly packed by UTM's CS department!

First place International/Professional

For our new friends, looking for an excuse to have some fun and make something awesome, , who are not US Students, and ineligible for other prizes.

Highest of International/Professional bragging rights!

Second place International/Professional

For our new friends, looking for an excuse to have some fun and make something awesome, who are not US Students, and ineligible for other prizes.

Slightly less high of International/Professional bragging rights!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams must be of no greater than 3 people.

All hackathon participants must be currently enrolled in a US college.

UPDATE 4/16: We have added an International/Professional award (for participants not currently enrolled in a US college).  Make sure you opt into the correct track of prizes on submission!

 

Requirements

Contestents will need to submit:

  • Source code for their project
  • README outlining team member(s), how to run the program, and introducing the project
  • Demo video
    • Introduces team members
    • Introduces the project
    • Demonstrates the project running
    • Has all team members participating (even if by voice alone)
    • Ideally less than 15 minutes long

Judges

Dr. Lindsay Anderson
Assistant Professor / UT Martin

Dr. Anthony Delmond

Dr. Anthony Delmond
Assistant Professor / UT Martin

Dr. Margaret Lewis
Associate Professor / UT Martin

Dr. Kelle Alden
Assistant Professor / UT Martin

Audrey Pattat

Audrey Pattat
Geology Lab Instructor / UT Martin

Judging Criteria

  • Teamwork
    This will be harder online, but from what you can tell (their README, the demo video, etc). Did the team mesh well? Did everyone take part in the demo, or was it just the one person talking? 1 - poor teamwork 3 - acceptable 5 - excellent teamwork
  • Completeness of Product
    1 - Vaporware (they talk a big game, but there isn't anything actually there) 3 - Still a work in progress, but you could see there was a solid base in the demo 5 - They have a polished product, ready to sell!
  • Technical Difficulty
    1 - No new tools were used, it's similar to a previous/class project 3 - Focused on one or 2 new tools, techniques, or frameworks 5 - Everything was new!
  • Originality
    1 - No original work, all copy/paste from the internet 3 - Highly customized a tutorial 5 - Innovative idea, perhaps a new twist on an existing idea
  • User Interface
    1 - Very bare-bones, little user interaction/help 3 - Some rough spots, but overall pleasant user experience 5 - Very sleek and polished user interface. Your parents could operate it
  • Presentation Quality
    1 - Could not explain project, clearly not practiced their presentation, uninvested in outcome 3 - No major problems in presentation, well-spoken and presented 5 - Project was extremely well presented. Excited, well-spoken, polished presentation

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