Last year, we were able to bring this culture to Phoenix, Arizona embodied in Desert Hacks and SWHacks and we want to continue expanding this innovative community. Our vision this year is to bring hackers of all backgrounds together for a 36-hour session of bringing their ideas to life. By attracting students from around the country to our annual hackathon, we will cultivate the local tech community and provide students brand new opportunities and connections.
Winning group members will each receive Amazon Echo and Github backpacks
Winning group members will each receive an Sony Extra Bass Smartphone Headset and a Github Octocat Figurine
Winning group members will each receive a 2nd Generation Chrome Casts and a Github sticker pack.
Best use of UI/UX
Winning group members will each receive a Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
Best Use of Hardware
Winning group members will each receive a JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
Social Impact Award
Best use of technology to impact society in a positive way. Winning group members will each receive an Amazon Echo Dot.
Best Beginner Hack
Winning group members will each receive a Uctronics Primary Starter Kit for Arduino
Must be at least half of the team's first competing at a Hackathon
Amazon - Best Alexa Skill
Best Alexa Skill! Your skill:
· functions correctly (for the intents that are implemented),
· solves a real-world problem,
· has the potential to provide a complete suite of functionality (even if not implemented fully during the hackathon),
· and is a good use case for voice-enablement (it should not be easier to use a website/app than to use your Alexa Skill).
Prize - 4 Amazon echoes
State Farm - VR for Good
VR for Good is about how we can use this technology for the good of humankind. The prize will be Leap Motions and we plan to ship them to the winning team after Sun Hacks ends.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age) and currently a student
- Teams: Up to 4 members
Cecilia La Place
Esther Avila Rodriguez
Please see sunhacks.io for categories, prizes and criteria.