Hack@Smith 2016 is Smith College’s 2nd hackathon. Sponsored by Smith’s Computer Science club, “Smithies in CS”, students from all over the east coast will be invited to Smith’s campus for our 24-hour hackathon in February.
At Hack@Smith, we will ensure that more than 50% of all our hackers are women. However, what we are really bringing to this event is our club's commitment to closing the gender gap in tech. Smithies in Computer Science was founded to encourage women to pursue Computer Science, to diversify the tech industry, and to strengthen our CS community. We decided that throwing a women-focused hackathon would be a perfect way to encompass all of our goals in one fun and powerful event.
- Participants have to be at least 18 years old by February 6th, 2016.
- Must either be currently pursuing a degree or taking time off from school with the intent of returning.
- Please direct additional questions about eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org.
$6,900 in prizes
Dell Venue 10 5000 Android Tablet (provided by MLH)
Nexus 9 tablet (sponsored by Google)
Nexus Player (sponsored by Google) and Pendleton blankets (sponsored by Automattic)
Best MasterCard API Hack
$100 MasterCard prepaid cards
Best Microsoft Hack
ASUS tablet - To qualify, hackers have to use either Microsoft's API (i.e. Bing, Project Oxford, and OneNote), Azure Cloud or incorporate Kinect or Microsoft Band into their hacks.
Best Automattic API Hack
Best Google API Hack
Google Cardboard and Chromecast
Best First Time Hackathon Team
A Raspberry Pi board will be awarded to the team where Hack@Smith is the first hackathon for each member. If there are several such teams, this prize will be awarded to the team with the best hack.
Best First Time Coder Hack
A $50 Visa gift card* will be awarded to 4 first-time coders (those who have not completed a CS course previously) who create the programs with the highest level of sophistication by the end of the 24 hour hacking period.
*requires winners to provide their SSN
MLH Best use of AWS
Awarded for the best use of Amazon Web Services. Each winner will receive a 1TB hard drive.
MLH Best Domain Name
Awarded for the best domain name hosting a hack. Each winner will receive a swag bag containing a Sparkfun Redboard and other hardware goodies.
Business Innovation Award
$50 Starbucks gift card (sponsored by the Smith College Center for Women and Financial Independence)
Most Creative Hack
2 Beats Solo headphones and 2 Beats Pill speakers will be awarded to the team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Head over to http://hackatsmith.org/ to register!
Director of Educational Technology Services @ Smith College
Assistant Professor of Computer Science @ Smith College
Lead Systems Administrator, ITS @ Smith College
Sr. Web Application Developer @ Smith College
Database Administrator @ Smith College
Tessa Ann Taylor
Software Engineer at New York Times
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