Hack Upstate VIII
Build, Break, Collaborate
October 8th and 9th, 2016
Results Gallery Projects


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


Thanks to our awesome sponsors for generously contributing the following prizes


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

Matt Flood

  • Product Owner / Lead Developer
  • Optanix

Daniel King

Dan Joslin

Fuz Eller

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.


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