[APPLICATIONS AT HACKPRINCETON.COM, CLOSING OCTOBER 31ST 11:59PM EST]

Welcome to HackPrinceton Fall 2021, a student-run hackathon by Princeton University.

Here, you'll meet fellow hackers from around the world, learn new skills, and work alongside seasoned mentors. We'll have free workshops, lecture series, mentorship, prizes, games, and more. Don't have a team, or even an idea? Don't worry! We'll give you the tools to build something incredible.

For 36 hours, from November 5th-7th 2021, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate and build out brilliant, innovative, and impactful ideas. 

TRACKS: We invite you to create projects under the following tracks.

1) AI/ML

AI/ML is the science of making a computer behave in a way that human intelligence would that allows it to improve automatically. This track is for hackers who want to reduce human involvement in processes through software.

2) FinTech

Financial Technology is essential for the global economy and daily dealings of people. This track is for hackers who want to integrate technology into financial activities to imrpove the consumer experience. 

3) Accessibility

Accessibility is the concept of whether a product or service can be used by everyone. This track is for hackers who strive to make the world more accessible using the power of modern technology.

4) Social Justice

Social Justice is  view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. This track is for hackers who are eager to bring equality  through innovative application of technology. 

5) Sustainability

Sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. This track is for hackers who aim to improve environmental sustainability throuhg the use of technology. 

6) Blockchain/Digital Assets

Blockchain/Digital Assets is a creation of unique digital representations of assets that go beyond traditional financial instruments. This track is for hackers who seek to find a way to trade any assets with more liquidity and speed but at a lower cost.  

7) Own Your Internet

What happens when consumers, not big tech, call the shots? This track is for hackers who recognize the growing flaws of the mainstream internet. They envision a world of apps where consumers own their data, privacy is built-in, and your @sign is your key to a more private internet. 

 

Requirements

1. You must submit a link to your project's public GitHub repository created between November 5-7, 2021

2. You must submit a video demo that does not exceed 2 minutes in length. Remember to leave time to upload your video to YouTube/any other platform and add the link to your video to your Devpost submission. Demo videos should clearly indicate the problem your hack attempts to solve and a walkthrough of your hack's functionality.

Please add your Discord usernames to your submission so we can contact you if you win a prize!

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Prizes

$10,750 in prizes

1st Place

Each team member wins an Xbox Series X!

2nd Place

Each team member wins a SAMSUNG Curved Monitor!

3rd Place

Each team member wins a Tile Sticker!

Best Design

Each team member wins a portable photo printer!

Best Social Impact

Each team member wins a wireless charging mouse pad!

Own Your Internet with @ Company -- Grand Prize

Own Your Internet with the @ Company -- Runner-Up (2)

Own Your Internet with @ Company -- 3rd Place (2)

Best Princeton TigerApp - TigerApps

This weekend at HackPrinceton only, USG is sponsoring a prize for the Best Princeton TigerApp.
Awarded to the best software project designed for Princeton students. You’ll get an Apple Watch for each team member, up to four. (At least one student on the team must be from Princeton.)
We’ve got a list of app ideas and data sources below to get you started. Write to us at tigerapps@princetonusg.com if you need any help -- we’re around.

Resources: https://www.tigerapps.org/resources.html
Prize: Airpods for every member or other similarly priced tech product

Best Use of Google Gloud

*MLH prize* Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud for a chance to win a Google Branded Parkland Backpack.

Best Domain Name

*MLH prize* Register a domain using Domain.com with code HELLOTURKEY. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Charger and a Domain.com branded backpack while supplies last.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

*MLH prize* Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Best Space App (powered by Space Force)

*MLH prize, sponsored by U.S. Space Force* Make a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for each member of the winning team from the U.S. Space Force!

Please note: the majority of your team members must be located in the United States to qualify.

Best Web Monetization Project

*MLH prize* Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank-you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! The possibilities are endless. Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker - PowerCore Quick Charge Portable Charger, exclusive Coil pin and a $60 coil credit redemption card! Bonus points for originality and creativity!

Reinvent Social Networking -- Neo

There’s no better time than now for new ideas in social networking! Build a better social network. There are many opportunities: matching with new friends, improved groups, better event calendaring, verifying the authenticity of people, moderating speech, and more. Reimagine how people connect and help change the world.

Prize: We will award airfare and accommodations for the winning team to visit a summer retreat with Neo scholars, startups, and veteran tech mentors.

Criteria: Either start a new social network, or build a feature or concept that inspires how to improve existing social networks. We seek solutions that balance virality and engagement with connecting people meaningfully and authentically.

Best Use of Dasha.AI

Description: Ever thought of how cool it’d be to bake conversational AI into your projects? No more messing around with clunky visual interfaces, Dasha makes it super easy to build a voice interface straight into your application!

Prize: Anker Soundcore Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones + an exclusive swag kit! In addition, every valid submission to the Best Use of Dasha AI category will receive some super-cool swag!

Supercharge your Apps with EdgeML using Rune (1st Place)-- HotG

Hammer of the Gods (HOT-G) will be hosting a Supercharge your Apps with edgeML using
Rune" contest. Build your own runes using HOT-G API. Please join our discord by visiting
https://discord.gg/gPCNNvRnF4 and announce yourself in the #General channel so our
team can welcome you on board! To begin your own rune project, join #Beginners channel on
our discord to talk to our finest engineers in the industry. All prizes will be split between the #s of team members within the group. Additionally, the
winners will have the opportunity for a virtual meet-and-greet with the Co-Founder, Kartik
Thakore, for exclusive Q&A.

Supercharge your Apps with EdgeML using Rune (2nd Place)-- HotG

Hammer of the Gods (HOT-G) will be hosting a Supercharge your Apps with edgeML using Rune" contest. Build your own runes using HOT-G API. Please join our discord by visiting https://discord.gg/gPCNNvRnF4 and announce yourself in the #General channel so our team can welcome you on board! To begin your own rune project, join #Beginners channel on our discord to talk to our finest engineers in the industry. All prizes will be split between the #s of team members within the group. Additionally, the winners will have the opportunity for a virtual meet-and-greet with the Co-Founder, Kartik Thakore, for exclusive Q&A.

Supercharge your Apps with EdgeML using Rune (3rd Place)-- HotG

Hammer of the Gods (HOT-G) will be hosting a Supercharge your Apps with edgeML using Rune" contest. Build your own runes using HOT-G API. Please join our discord by visiting https://discord.gg/gPCNNvRnF4 and announce yourself in the #General channel so our team can welcome you on board! To begin your own rune project, join #Beginners channel on our discord to talk to our finest engineers in the industry. All prizes will be split between the #s of team members within the group. Additionally, the winners will have the opportunity for a virtual meet-and-greet with the Co-Founder, Kartik Thakore, for exclusive Q&A.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Kartik Thakore
HotG

Charles An
TigerApps

Nicholas Padmanabhan

Nicholas Padmanabhan
TigerApps

Shannon Heh

Shannon Heh
TigerApps

Denise Daniels
The @ Company

Colin Constable
The @ Company

Kevin Nickels
The @ Company

Jen Monroe
The @ Company

Tyler Trott
The @ Company

Kim Santy

Kim Santy
The @ Company

Hakeem Awbrey
The @ Company

Arthur Grishkevich
Dasha AI

Athyuttam Eleti

Athyuttam Eleti

Tatiana

Ali

Julian Knodt

Julian Knodt

May Be

Nabanita

Nabanita

Vlad
Dasha AI

Sreekaran Srinath

Sreekaran Srinath
Dasha AI

Nikita Vasilev

Nikita Vasilev

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Think big and come up with new ideas! How original and innovative is this hack?
  • Depth and Usefulness
    Identifying problems and build a project to thoroughly solve them! How thoroughly does this hack solve the stated problem? Can you identify edge cases that would break the hack? Can this hack be used in real life to better somebody's life?
  • Design
    Create a polished experience! Does it feel like a quickly hacked-together project or something that is well thought out? Is the user experience and interface smooth and well-designed? Is this hack designed to most optimally solve the stated problem?
  • Presentation/Demo
    Articulate well the purpose and workings of your hack! Was the purpose and added value of this hack clearly stated in the demonstration? Is there a distinct problem this hack aims to solve and is the solution well presented?

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