Summerhacks by Freetail Hackers!

SummerHacks is a 12-week long summer hackathon that you can compete in from your own home! You can either apply with a team (1-4) or we will begin team matching once you are accepted. Each team will be paired with a mentor (someone in industry, a professor, an experienced upperclassman, etc.) who your team will meet with every week to check in and to help your team out with any questions y'all may have. Throughout the hackathon, we will have various events (think panels, online game days, talks etc.) for both social and professional development. At the end of the 12 weeks, you will create a video demos that will be judged with the opportunity to win prizes.

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Prizes

$1,200 in prizes

Category Prize: Education

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the Education category!

Category Prize: Social Good

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the Social Good category!

Category Prize: COVID Relief

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the COVID Relief category!

Category Prize: Economic Relief

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the Economic Relief category!

Category Prize: Entertainment/Social Media

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the Entertainment/Social Media category!

Category Prize: Health/Medicine

$50-value prize to each participant of the winning team for the Health/Medicine category!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Freetail Hackers

Freetail Hackers

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    - Project targets a specific problem - Project presents an original solution - Multiple technologies are incorporated
  • Impact
    - Project achieves desired functionality - Project is technically interesting and/or difficult - User Interface is polished and professional
  • Presentation
    - Desired functionality is clearly demonstrated - Project is intuitive to use and understand - Rationalizations for design choices are clearly explained
  • Implementation
    - Project achieves desired functionality - Project is technically interesting and/or difficult - User Interface is polished and professional