Hack Upstate VII
Build, Break, Collaborate
April 9th and 10th, 2016
Results Gallery Projects

Sponsors

We're fortunate to have a tremendous group of sponsors who are instrumental to our mission.

Prizes

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for generously contributing the following prizes

Grand Prize

VoteFor

  • THREE AMAZON FIRE TVS
  • THREE $20 ADAFRUIT GIFT CARDS

First Runner Up

Beacon

  • TWO SENTEY BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
  • TWO $20 ADAFRUIT GIFT CARDS

Judges

We're fortunate to have an awesome panel of judges!

Tom Tongue

David Brenner

Oscar Pedroso

Marcello Prattico

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • attn

Judging Criteria

Here's how we decide upon the winners

25% - Originality & Creativity & Novelty

Is the project new and something that hasn't been attempted before? How does this approach a unique solution to a problem?

25% - Wow Factor

Subjective and buzz-wordy, huh? That's what makes it fun :) We know you have something up your sleeve that's going to knock our socks off!

25% - Polish / Design / Execution

Did your team successfully execute your project concept? Is it usable? Does it work? Is it well designed? Is the user experience smooth?

25% - Demo / Presentation

You'll have 2-3 minutes for a demo to tell the judges about your project, followed by a Q/A. We're interested in the problems you solved, API's you leveraged, technologies used, and lessons learned. We recommend a quick powerpoint.

25% - Multidisciplinary project (20%)

We encourage and applaud interdisciplinary projects fueled by eclectic teams with diverse backgrounds.

FAQ

Questions? We have answers. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.