Join 200 hackers at Binghamton University from April 25 to 26 for 24 hours of hacking.

Welcome to the HackBU Hackathon, Binghamton University's first hackathon! We hope you're excited for a great weekend. After 8 p.m. on Friday, all teams are allowed to begin working on their apps. All submissions must be in by 8 p.m. Saturday night.

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Eligibility

  • Teams must be no more than four students.
  • You must be a current student and 18 or over to participate.

Requirements

Build a website, iPhone app, hardware hack, or any neat project in 24 hours. Have fun and learn a thing or two while doing it!

How to enter

Hacking ends at 8 p.m. on Saturday so please submit your hack beforehand!

Judges

Vineet Joglekar

Vineet Joglekar
Bloomberg

Cherie Williams

Cherie Williams
Pebble

Kaushal Parikh

Kaushal Parikh
SendGrid

Shaun Andrews

Shaun Andrews
Automattic

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
    Is the product functional? Does it accomplish its goal? Does it work as is, or does it require additional resources (code or data?) How easy is the product to use? How does the product look and feel? How realistic is the development of the product?
  • Technical Impressiveness
    How technically difficult was the hack to implement? How much did it rely on open source libraries and APIs?
  • Innovation
    Is this a creative solution to a problem? Is this a new solution to a problem? Does the app innovate on design, user experience, or technical solutions?