Santa Clara University's social good hackathon

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About

Hack for Humanity is Santa Clara University’s social good hackathon. You and a team of 2-6 people will work together to develop tools and applications which will be used by those in your larger community to make the end user’s life better.

In the past, we have seen teams build many incredible projects, including:

  • Interactive preliminary health diagnosis applications using Amazon Alexa
  • Messenger bot applications that help people become better recyclers
  • Drones enabling internet access in the aftermath of natural disasters

The possibilities are endless, and we would love your participation to help us push for a more conscious, compassionate, and competent community. 

For more information, please visit: hackforhumanity.io

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Prizes

$4,000 in prizes

1st

Grand cash prize of $1500

2nd

Grand cash prize of $1000

3rd

Grand cash prize of $500

Best Use of Microsoft Azure

Xbox One S

Marrkula Ethical Analysis Prize

Grand cash prize of $500

Most Interdisciplinary Prize

Grand cash prize of $500

Eligibility

  • Groups of 2-6 undergraduate or graduate students
  • A school email is required for registration and participation

Requirements

  • a link to a git repository (MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA DEVPOST)
  • tar file
  • zip file

Judges

Tim Burks

Tim Burks
Software Engineer at Google

Yi Fang

Yi Fang
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

Eric Nielsen

Eric Nielsen
Sr. Director, VMware/Marketing

Sara Krehbiel

Sara Krehbiel
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Santa Clara University

Howard Levinson

Howard Levinson
Assistant Professor of Math and CS, Santa Clara University

Elizabeth Sweeny

Elizabeth Sweeny
Product Manager at Google

Ron Snyder

Ron Snyder
Solutions Architect at Cisco Tactical Operations

Lily Chang

Lily Chang
Vice President, Strategic Transformation, JV, VMware

Blake Tsuzaki

Blake Tsuzaki
Software Engineer at Apple

Chris Norris

Chris Norris
Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rachel Goldstein

Rachel Goldstein
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Ahmed Amer

Ahmed Amer
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University

Adam Starr

Adam Starr
Data Scientist at Proofpoint

Chia Hwu

Chia Hwu
Former CEO of Qubop, Inc.

Gideon Shaanan

Gideon Shaanan
Co-founder & CTO of Click My Cause

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Is it a scalable design/solution?
  • Polish
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Innovativeness
    Does the hack show the team thought “outside of the box”? Does it have a certain “wow factor” to it? Is it different compared to previous solutions?
  • Social Impact
    How much good could this hack bring to others in the specific theme?
  • Project Completeness
    Is there a demo of the product’s functionality? Can major user action flows be completed without significant obstacles?

theme

  • Social Good