VassarHacks is a 24-hour hackathon and the perfect opportunity to meet people with a passion for technology, learn something new, and build something amazing. Whether you’re an experienced hacker or a novice, our mentors and workshops will be there to help you push the boundaries of what you know.
This year, come tackle the monumental challenges of data privacy and environmental conservation.
As the pandemic pushes more of our daily lives online, we are generating data like never before. How do we protect our data and privacy? Come think of solutions that can keep people safer and more secure online, or help them understand why they should care about their privacy.
For years, scientists have been sounding the alarm bells about climate change and urging everyone to do more to preserve the environment. Join us and build meaningful tools that can help us reduce our environmental impact and safeguard the planet for future generations.
Teams will be judged based on their Hack's relevance and creativity, design, functionality, technical difficulty, and Presentaiton effectiveness. Each Hacker team should submit the following:
- Project code
- Image of your hack
- Video presentation (< 5 minutes long) of their Hack demonstrating these criteria. Please upload your video to Youtube and put the video link in the submission form. Ensure that captions are enabled for your video. For more information on Youtube video captions, refer to this the Youtube Help page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6373554?hl=en#zippy=%2Cautomatic-captions-on-videos-on-demand
$625 in prizes
1st Prize in Data Privacy
1st Prize in Environment Conservation
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Vassar College
How relevant was the project focus to the team’s chosen track? How creatively did the team’s project address their chosen track? (x2)
Did the team put thought into the user experience? (x2) Is the User Interface well-designed and easy to use?
Does the hack successfully work the way the team says it should? (x2) What is the magnitude of the impact of the team’s idea?
How technically impressive was the hack? (x2) Did the team try to learn a new technology? (x2) Did the team overcome any obstacles or major goal changes during hacking?
Does the presentation flow in a manner that’s easy to follow? How well does the team explain their technical ideas and motivation from a high-level, intuitive perspective?