Hack Upstate IV

October 4th & 5th

Unite, facilitate & collaborate


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About



Hack Upstate is a weekend hackathon that happens twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible products.

MISSION




Hack Upstate intends to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York's technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.

PRIZES

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for generously contributing the following prizes



Grand Prize

Best overall hack

Two GoPro Hero3's

Second Place Prize

Runner-up hack

Two Spark Maker Kits

Evernote API Prize

Best use of Evernote's API

iPad Mini

Ziggeo API Prize

Best use of Ziggeo's API

iPad Mini



Syncano API Prize

Best use of Syncano's API

Leap Motions

Splyst Prize

Best Data Hack

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Where

The Technology Garden
235 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13202
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JUDGES



Chelsea Rao

VP, Digital & New Media Development
Empire State Development Corporation

Keisuke Inoue

VP of Data Science
Splyst, LLC

Lorne Covington

Director
NOIRFLUX - Art in Interaction

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CRITERIA


  1. Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  2. Wow factor (20%)
  3. Execution (20%)
  4. Polished Demo (20%)
  5. Multidisciplinary product (20%)


SCHEDULE

Food and beverages will be provided to participants throughout the entire event



Saturday October 4th

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking

Sunday October 5th

  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards ceremony

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