Let's learn together!

Students from all around the midwest will be spending the weekend building everything from their first website, to drones you can fly with your wrist, and we'd love it if you joined!

 

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Prizes

$2,450 in prizes

1st Place Software

Smart Home Package (1 per team member):
Google Home
Chromecast Ultra
WeMo Switch
LifX Smart Light Bulb
Vizio Google Home Sound Bar

1st Place Hardware

Smart Home Package (1 per team member):
Google Home
Chromecast Ultra
WeMo Switch
LifX Smart Light Bulb
Vizio Google Home Sound Bar

2nd Place Overall

Get Active Package (1 per team member):
Moto 360 Sport
Echo Dot
JBL Charge 3

3rd Place Overall

Workstation Package (1 per team member):
Mechanical Keyboard
Chromecast
Bluetooth Headset

Optum - Most Innovative Use of Health Technology

The most innovative use of technology in alignment with our company mission of Helping People Live Healthier Lives.

$250 gift cards to each member of the winning team.

Workiva - Best Use of Cloud Computing

Workiva Swag Bags

Rockwell Collins - Most Innovative Hack

Intel Galileo to each member of the winning team

Iowa State Research Park - Most Commercialization Potential

Pappajohn Center - Most Entrepreneurial Hack

Tickets to present at the Youth Entrepreneur Convention (http://www.youngentrepreneurconvention.com/).

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Eligibility

All hackers must be students 18 or older and either attending school, or within one semester of their graduation.

Requirements

Your project must be your team's original work, only worked on during the weekend. 

  • It's acceptable to use open source libraries/api's/sdks and other public code in your project, but the overwhelming majority should be completed during the weekend.
  • If you think something is questionable, ask (or don't do it).

Submit a brief description of your project, a link to the source code if possible, and a video/gif of your project in action.

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Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technicality
  • Drive