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Welcome to BigRed//Hacks, the first large-scale, student-run hackathon at Cornell University.  Across three days, join students from all across the northeast to build the coolest and most innovative projects, meet amazing people, and win prizes along the way!

 

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Prizes

$500 in prizes

First Place

Google Glass for each member
1 Year Mathematica Subscription
6 Months Codeship Premium Subscription

Second Place

Oculus SDK for each member
1 Year Mathematica Subscription
3 Months Free Codeship Premium

Third Place

Sphero for each member
1 Year Mathematica Subscription
3 Months Free Codeship Premium

Newbie Prize

Teams where all members are first-time hackers are eligible.

Dell Monitors for each member.

"So Cool It Should Be Illegal"

Presented by WilmerHale

Fitbit Zips for each team member

Best Use of Bloomberg API

Presented by Bloomberg LP

Fit Bits for each team member

Best Use of Microsoft Service

Presented by Microsoft

Nokia 1520 Windows Phones for each team member

Best User Experience

Presented by Goldman Sachs. Each member of the winning team will receive Bose Bluetooth Speakers.

Best Hack Pertaining to Location Services

Presented by Yext. Each member of the winning team will receive speakers.

Reinventing with Rhine (2)

Presented by Speare for best use of Rhine API.
6 Months API Access

Best Hotel Hack

Presented by Priceline. Each member of winning team will receive an iPad Mini.

Best Hardware Hack

Presented by Oracle and BigRed//Hacks to the team with the best hardware hack.
Winners receive Oracle swag and Pebble Smartwatches for each team member.

Best Use of Leapmotion

Presented by Major League Hacking, winning team gets a Leap Motion for each member.

Best Use of Myo Controller

Presented by Major League Hacking. Winning team members get Myo Gesture Control Armbands.

Most Secure

Presented by Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Favorite Pick (2)

Presented by Goldman Sachs

Eligibility

Participants at BigRed//Hacks are limited to those who have officially registered on EventBrite.  All participants should sign in at the registration booth at the start of the event and receive a wristband.

Teams may be formed until the deadline for the project submission, and may contain one to four people.

Requirements

Submission must be an original piece of software, where a significant portion of the code and functionality was designed and written by the team members.

No part of the submission may be created outside of the 36 hour hackathon window, and any external code, images, or content must be equally available to all participants, licensed with permission to use, and follow all applicable laws.

Submissions must follow all applicable laws, may not promote copyright infringement, and may not be obscene or made with the purpose to marginalize or offend any group of people.

Judges

Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah
Speare/Rhine

Nick Landry

Nick Landry
Microsoft

Steve Maier

Steve Maier
Microsoft

Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings
Microsoft

Allison McHenry

Allison McHenry
Priceline

Murali Gadde

Murali Gadde
Priceline

Eric Goldberg

Eric Goldberg
Priceline

Christopher Mariani

Christopher Mariani
Priceline

Jim Chen

Jim Chen
Priceline

Jonathan Tayler

Jonathan Tayler
Priceline

Daniel Zielinski

Daniel Zielinski
General

jkweinberg

jkweinberg
General

Dave Jagoda

Dave Jagoda
General

Timothy Wing

Timothy Wing
Goldman Sachs

Phillip Tischler

Phillip Tischler
General

Devin Kennedy

Devin Kennedy
General

Justin Quartiere

Justin Quartiere
Goldman Sachs

Holly Wiberg

Holly Wiberg
Speare/Rhine

Alisha Sojar

Alisha Sojar
Speare/Rhine

Nilabja Chattopadhyay

Nilabja Chattopadhyay
Oracle

Paul Gingras

Paul Gingras
Oracle

Walker White

Walker White
General

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson
General

Charles Van Loan

Charles Van Loan
General

David Bindel

David Bindel
General

 François Guimbretière

François Guimbretière
General

Jason Baumgartner

Jason Baumgartner
Capital One

Sophia Zhao

Sophia Zhao
Capital One

James Kresge

James Kresge
Capital One

Deepak Bapat

Deepak Bapat
Yext

Stephen Gutz

Stephen Gutz
Yext

Ross Tate

Ross Tate
General

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein
WilmerHale

Ray Fortna

Ray Fortna
General

Michael Bohlander

Michael Bohlander
General

Anthony Rotoli

Anthony Rotoli
Microsoft

Shy Ruparel

Shy Ruparel
Newbie

Jon Gottfried

Jon Gottfried
Newbie

Chelsea

Chelsea
Bloomberg

Leon

Leon
Testing

Bart Selman

Bart Selman
General

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the idea original and unique, or just a copy of something that already exists?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was the project to build? Of the technologies used, were they used well?
  • Aesthetics
    Does the project look put together and complete? How is the user experience?
  • Potential
    Could you see this project being used in the future beyond the hackathon, or is it just a one-time deal?
  • Demonstration
    How well did the team demonstrate their project?