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Schedule:

http://acm.cs.uky.edu/cathacks/schedule.pdf

You'll have 36-48 hours to explore new technologies, meet talented students, and network with innovative tech companies. We will have a programming competition, workshops, different activities, and more. The best part is that CatHacks is completely free!

Check-in starts at 6PM EST on December 11th.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$700 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 $75 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 $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.

Festivus Hack (Most Festive Hack)

Build a festive-themed hack; no specific holiday required. Each member will receive either a Festivus pole and a $25 gift card or 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.

For those who don't know about Festivus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX55AzGku5Y

Best Hardware Hack (2)

Build a hardware-related hack. The hack can involve physical circuits, microcontrollers, or a hardware simulation. Each member will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero dev kit or 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 "Most Useless Hack" trophy and 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 First-Time Hack (2)

This category is exclusive to individuals/teams of first-time hackers. 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 Game (3)

Make a quick video game. Can be an original concept or a clone of an existing game. Each member will receive either a NexiGo FHD USB Web Camera or 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 Use of echoAR

Each member will receive a $25 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.) . Winners MUST use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for a reward.

Best Solo Hack

This prize will go to the best 1 person team. That person will receive a $50 gift card to the online store of their choice (Ex. Amazon, Steam, Nintendo, etc.)

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 4 minutes in length.)

Judges

Nick Santini

Nick Santini

Tyler Burkett

Tyler Burkett

William Berry

William Berry

Danial Saddiki

Krish Munot

Krish Munot

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.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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