HackDartmouth II is the second iteration of Dartmouth's premier hackathon. Hundreds of students from across the country will be converging in Hanover, New Hampshire to bring ideas to life in 24 hours.

Our first HackDartmouth event in spring 2015 was a blast. In fact, we had such a great time with all you hackers that we just had to throw another one. Thus, we present to you: HackDartmouth II!

This time, we're getting bigger, badder, and rad-er. We're bringing hundreds of students from across the country together with our sponsors to hack awesome projects and ideas to life over 24 hours. There will be plenty of amazing people, great prizes, and memorable times to be had, so mark your calendars for the weekend of October 3-4, 2015. In the meanwhile, check out some of the projects from our spring hackathon and dust off those ideas that have been sitting around all summer!

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Prizes

$8,680 in prizes

1st Place

Awarded for the best hack in the competition. Winners receive an Apple Watch Sport in Silver/White or Space Grey/Black and a tablet.

2nd Place

Awarded for the second best hack in the competition. Winners receive an Amazon Echo.

3rd Place

Awarded for the third best hack in the competition. Winners receive a Leap Motion Controller.

Best Health Hack

Awarded for the best hack that helps solve a health-related problem. Winners receive a Fitbit Charge HR.

Best Dartmouth Hack

Awarded for the best hack made by Dartmouth students. Winners receive a 4-Pack of Tile GPS locators because Dartmouth students are always losing things.

Best Microsoft Hack

Awarded for the hack that best uses Microsoft technology. Winners receive a Surface Pro 3.

Best indico Hack

Awarded for the hack that best uses indico's machine learning APIs. Each member of the winning team will receive $1,000 in indico API credits.

Best Domain

Awarded for the best/most creative use of a domain. Winners receive a swag bag from MLH.

Best Use of Facebook API

Awarded to the team that makes the best use of a Facebook API. The winning team will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and a paid trip to attend a Facebook hackathon at its Menlo Park headquarters.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All hacks must be built at Dartmouth by registered and accepted participants

Teams may include up to fourĀ members

Requirements

A valid submission is a hack produced at HackDartmouth from start to finish. Submissions must be made to DevPost by 10AM Sunday October 4. Please include an accurate description and photos of the hack.

Judges

Xia Zhou

Xia Zhou
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Lorie Loeb

Lorie Loeb
Associate Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Tim Tregubov

Tim Tregubov
Technical Director of DALI Lab

Phil Ferneau

Phil Ferneau
Co-founder of Borealis Ventures and Professor at Tuck School of Business

Gregg Fairbrothers

Gregg Fairbrothers
Consultant, Fairbrothers Enterprise Development

Emily Whiting

Emily Whiting
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How creative and engaging is the design of their hack?
  • Usage
    How easy to use and understandable is their hack?
  • Creativity
    How creative is their hack? Have you seen many ideas like this before or is this very unique?
  • Impactful
    Is their hack going to impact peoples lives positively? Are they helping a particular community?
  • Technical
    Is their hack tech-savvy? Have they shown their skills well and shown how to effectively use technology to being an idea to life?