CatHacks VI Online. Like regular CatHacks, but online.

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Sign in here →   https://majorleaguehacking.typeform.com/to/NmfrqQ

You'll have 24 hours to explore new technologies, meet talented students, and network with innovative tech companies. We will have a programming competition, workshops from Nvidia and Microsoft, different activites, and more. The best part is that CatHacks is completely free!

Check-in starts at 8AM EST on April 4th.

View full rules

Prizes

$300 in prizes

1st Place

Each member will receive a $100 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

2nd Place

Each member will receive a $50 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

3rd Place

Each member will receive a $25 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

Best Solo Hack

The winner will receive a $50 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

Best Covid-19 Hack

The hack must specifically be Covid-19 related to be eligible. General health related submissions will not count toward this prize.

Each member will receive a $50 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

Most Useless Hack

Each member will receive a $25 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Nest Mini.

http://hackp.ac/gcp

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

http://hackp.ac/domain

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.

http://hackp.ac/mongodb-signup

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build and bring simple automation to your hack using UiPath StudioX. Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack.

http://hackp.ac/uipath-download

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams should be made up exclusively of students (or recent graduates within one year of having graduated).

Professionals are allowed to participate, but will not be eligible for prizes.

Requirements

In order to demo your project it must be submitted to this devpost prior to judging. Make sure to outline and document your project as it will help our judges with the judging process.

It is important that a video of your demo is included in your submission. (Limit the videos to 5 minutes in length.)

Because this is an online hackathon it is the only way for our judges to accurately judge you submissions. The quality of the video is not what is being judged, only the project. So do not feel the need to edit the video.

If for whatever reason you are not able to provide a video. Let one of the organizers know before the deadline or you will not be eligible for prizes.

You must include your discord name in the submission so that our judges can ask you any questions they may have.

 

You must fill out this for to receive your "I demoed" sticker from MLH:

https://majorleaguehacking.typeform.com/to/NmfrqQ

Judges

Lucas Cockerham
OpenText

Greg Schloemer

Greg Schloemer
Microsoft Student Partner

Jachi Onuoha
Microsoft Student Partner

Stephen Cropper
MLH Coach

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.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does vr projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.