MCIT Online Hacks

It’s time to build your portfolio, time to team up with friends …. It’s TIME for the Summer Hackathon!

72 HOURS OF HACKING

Begins 6:00 pm PST on August 22, 2019, and ends at 6:00 pm PST on August 25, 2019.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 22nd 
  • 07:00 pm: Hackathon starts
Friday, August 23rd 
  • 07:00 pm: Project proposals are due 24 hours after hackathon starts
Sunday, August 25th
  • 07:00 pm: Hackathon ends
Sunday, September 1st
  • 07:00 pm: Winners Announced

Note: All times are in PST timezones.

View full rules

Prizes

$75 in prizes

T-shirt by GitHub

T-shirt’s from GitHub for the winners

Eligibility

The Hackathon is open to current students enrolled at MCIT Online program at the University of Pennsylvania. Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, and may be used interchangeably with, the “Participant”.

Requirements

  1. All members of the team have registered on DevPost and are added to the project submission.
  2. All submissions must have their repo on Github (the entire commit history must be present)

Judges

Arvind Bhusnurmath

Arvind Bhusnurmath
Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania

Sharadha Srinivasan
Alumni, MCIT Program, University of Pennsylvania

Bharti Jain

Bharti Jain
Senior Manager, IT

Judging Criteria

  • Proposal
    Submitting a proposal on time. Share what you would like to accomplish with your team in this project and how will it contribute to the greater good. Drifted from the proposal? Submit a final reflection to justify design changes. (5 points)
  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically impressive was the project? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"? (25 points)
  • Creativity
    Is the project creative, new and innovative? Is it something we already know or is the idea disruptive? (25 points)
  • Presentation/Usability
    How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use? Is it intuitive? (25 points)
  • Usefulness/Relevance
    Is this a product that people will use in their daily lives or in the context it is intended? Will it make lives better? (20 points)