Hoya Hacks is Georgetown's premier hackathon. We are gathering 300 talented students for 36-hours this winter to build and innovate in both software and hardware, as part of a larger technological revolution at Georgetown.
No experience necessary. We invite you to come learn something new!
- You are a student over the age of 18 (Georgetown students are eligible regardless of age)
- You have received an invitation to Hoya Hacks
- You have confirmed your attendance to Hoya Hacks
A link to a github is required.
$8,783 in prizes
1st Place sponsored by Verizon
$1000 dollars check
For each member of the team:
Anker Portable Chargers
Swell Water Bottles
For each team member:
Amazon Fire Tablet
Best Hardware Hack
For each member of the team:
1TB External Hard Drive
Best Software Hack (AWS)
Amazon Echo and AWS Credit
Best Gender Equality Hack (HoyasForShe)
HoyasForShe and senior administrators in the University will follow up with your team to provide assistance in moving your idea forward, developing a business plan, and promoting your idea. Depending on the feasibility, tech resources may be available to help develop your winning idea.
Best Health Hack (American College of Cardiology)
1. A heart shaped trophy with a little placard indicating winning the track.
2. The ability to Intern in ACCs Data Analysis Lab over the Summer.
3. Donating a heart transplant to a child in India in the name of the winners.
4. Movie Tickets or Gift Card.
Best Social Innovation Hack (Beeck Center)
Best Education Hack (General Assembly)
One part-time course worth ~$4K to the winning team + $50 class credit to each member of the team
Best Political Hack (Fiscal Note)
1) Board games.
2) An Amazon Echo Dot
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. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
1 TB Hard Drives
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Best App or Program using Internet Sourced Data (BookHolders)
1 million Dogecoins per winning team
Longest Stack Name (BookHolders)
Raspberry Pi or ESP8266
Best Entrepreneurship Hack (Startup Weekend)
T-shirts and meetings with venture capitalists.
Best Starter Hack (GUSA)
For each team member: Anker Portable Wireless Speakers, Godiva Chocolates
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Dell Services Federal Government
Beth Ann Bergsmark
Gray Street Solutions
SAP America, Inc
Beeck Center for Impact and Innovation
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Del Rey Analytics
NIST/U.S. Dept. of Commerce
LifeFuels / Phoresis Medical
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