VolHacks Part 4! Join us for a weekend of student-driven innovation and collaboration in the sacred halls of the Min Kao building at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
During 36 caffeine-filled, sleepless hours, students from the University of Tennessee and elsewhere will brainstorm, build, break, test, and deploy whatever they can imagine, for the chance to win amazing prizes.
There will also be plenty of time to interact with professional mentors and engineers, meet recruiters, and listen to great tech talks and tutorials from sponsors.
Also, don't forget about all of the free food, snacks, caffine, swag, games, and cool people that's going to be there!
If you are a sponsor or know a sponsor that would like to help make this event happen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
$7,551 in prizes
Prizes: Nintendo Switch
Prizes: Nikon COOLPIX B500 Digital Camera
Prizes: Amazon Echo Plus
Determined by popular vote on Devpost
Prizes: Roku Express
Prizes: Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard
Best Rookie Hack
To be eligible, this must be the first hackathon for all team members AND all team members must be in their first two years of their majors.
Prizes: Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
Prizes: HP 23.8-inch IPS Monitor
Best Solo Hack
To be eligible, you must be on a team by yourself.
Prize: 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV
Most Useless Hack
Prizes: Stainless Steel Lock Pick Set
Most Market Ready Hack
Prizes: Anker PowerCore 10000mAh Portable Charger
Best UX Hack
Prizes: Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter
Most Social Good Hack
Prizes: JetBrains and WolframOne Passes
JTV Sponser Prize: Best Hardware/IoT Hack
Prizes: Arduino Starter Kit
Siemens Sponsor Hack: Best Healthcare Hack (2)
Asurion Sponsored Hack: Most Technical Hack
Prizes: Mini Portable Printers
Bush's Beans Sponser Hack: Most Inovative
Prizes: External SSD
Best use of Google Cloud
Google Home Minis for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com branded backpack for each team member.
Best Automation Hack with UiPath
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and DROCON Drone!
Best use of MongoDB Atlas
Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Individuals over 18 years in age, who are undergraduate or graduate students at a college or university, or who graduated within the last year. Teams may have up to four members. You also must physically be present to win.
Build whatever you can imagine, as long as it abides by the MLH Code of Conduct and does not violate any University of Tennessee, Knoxville policies.
Specifically, we encourage the submission of hacks composed of software, hardware, VR/AR, IoT/embedded devices, and anything you can conjure up with your laptop and what you have available (which includes MLH's Hardware Lab).
Additionally, we ask that your hack schowcases your work from this weekend. While you may continue working on a preexisting side project, hackathon project, or any other kind of project, please make sure that you have contributed something of value during VolHacks 2019. If you are continuing work on a project, explicitly state what's new and why this contribution is important within the scope of your project both here on Devpost and when pitching your project to the judges.
See the Judging Criteria section for what the presentation round judges and the final round judges will be looking for in your hack.
Note: All prizes listed are given to each member of the winning team, so make sure everyone is listed as a contributer on your project's submission.
Creativity of the Idea and Finished Hack
How novel and/or creative is the idea? How creatively was the hack made? Is the hack a new idea? For reference, if it's on https://github.com/mdnahian/Common-Hackathon-Projects, you're probably not the first one to do it.
Technical Depth of the Implementation
How well is the hack implemented? How complex is the problem being solved? How elegant is the solution to the problem being solved? How much technical skill was required to build the hack? If you're new to hacking, does it show how much you've learned?
Usefulness and Functionality
Does it work? How useful is the idea and hack presented? How much is the solution to the problem it is solving needed? How much money will this save? How many people will this help?
Pitch and Presentation
How well was the demonstration given? How realistic was the demonstration in the context of the hack presented?
Is everyone blown away? Is your idea really awesome? Or did you implement it really well? Is it amazing how much you accomplished in just one weekend?