Columbia's largest hackathon. Feb. 17th-18th, 2018
Come spend the night building and learning with us! DevFest, Columbia's annual week-long festival of learning and hacking, ends with a hackathon, where you get the chance to apply what you've learned and create something awesome.
The DevFest 2017 hackathon will kick off at 1 PM in Roone Auditorium -- come to see our sponsors demo their APIs and talk about the prizes they will be giving!
The hackathon begins officially at 2 PM in Roone. Submissions are due the following morning at 11 AM. Project demos will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM.
We'll have fun activities through out the night, as well as a great team of mentors from our community and from our sponsors standing by to help you. Dinner and breakfast will also be served.
$6,510 in prizes
$1500 split between team members.
$1000 split between team members.
$750 split between team members
Best Hack for Social Good
Bose SoundLink Speakers for each member of the winning team.
Best use of Digital Ocean products
$500 in Digital Ocean credit
Best use of Google Cloud API
A Chromecast and Google Home Mini to each member of the winning team for the best use of Google Cloud Platform.
Most meaningful contribution to open-source (2)
Amazon Echos to the top 3 contributors.
Best Beginner Hack
Arduino Unos for every member of the winning team.
Best Health Hack
Orange Pi Zeros for every member of the winning team.
Best Use of Twilio API
Pizza party for you and your friends!
Best Use of Data for Social Impact
BB-8 robot for each team member.
Runner Up for Google Cloud API
Trip to the Google NYC office and lunch with some engineers.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Any Columbia University affiliate.
Co-founder and Executive Director at Enza Academy
Emerging Technologies Coordinator in Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship division
Kay Chioma Igwe
Is this a new idea? Has it been done before?
How useful is this idea? Can we see it being used in real life?
Is this idea technically challenging?
Up to the judges discretion