Winter Is Coding

DandyHacks is University of Rochester’s annual 36-hour long hackathon. The event brings together not only college students from different campuses but also tech companies from across the nation. Our event is a free, open event to students and a great way to strengthen the computer science community. We will have prize categories for specific topics as well as the use of technologies, and a general category. 

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Prizes

$2,956 in prizes

First Place (4)

Each team member will receive the following:
-Amazon Echo
-Laptop Stand
-Raspberry Pi v3

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.

Second Place (4)

Each team member will receive the following:
-Speaker
-Backpack

Third Place (4)

Each team member will receive the following:
-Portable battery banks
-Laptop Sleave

Best use of Intelligent Virtual Assistant

M&T Bank

Best use of Machine Learning

Best use of Machine Learning to understand our customer behavior and service needs by M&T Bank

Most Innovative New Banking Service or Product

M&T Bank

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

George Ferguson

George Ferguson
University of Rochester

Matt Egyhazy

Matt Egyhazy
M&T Bank

Mike Zaharkin

Mike Zaharkin
M&T Bank

Adam Purtee

Adam Purtee
University of Rochester

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? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Creativity/Innovation
    Is the project fun? Did you have a good reaction? Is it something interesting that you haven't seen before?