Welcome to this year's iteration of PennApps -- the Original College Hackathon! We're so happy you are joining us for our first-ever hybrid event! We can't wait to see what you all come up with. This Devpost is where you will submit your final projects at the end of the weekend. Have fun, and happy hacking! :) Visit 2021f.pennapps.com for more info.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$41,159 in prizes

1st place

Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, exclusive HRT swag, Linode Raspberry Pi, along with their choice of one of the following: Nintendo Switch or Apple Watch SE w/ Cellular & Tribit Stormbox Bluetooth Speaker

2nd place

Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, Linode Raspberry Pi, along with their choice of one of the following: 27 Inch 144Hz MSI Gaming Monitor or Apple Airpods Pro

3rd place

Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, Linode Raspberry Pi, along with their choice of one of the following: Fitbit Charge 4 or UE Boom 3 Bluetooth Speaker

Top 10 (9)

Each winning team member will receive their choice of one of the following: portable bluetooth speaker or powerbank or LED lamp & speaker

Route: Best Sustainability Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker

Route: Best Entertainment Hack

Each winning team member will receive a mini video projector

Route: Best Humor Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Fujifilm camera & film pack

Route: Best Health Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Ninja personal blender

Route: Best Social Good Hack

Each winning team member will receive 2 HugoAI Smart LED Color Lamps

Route: Best Education Hack

Each winning team member will receive their choice of 2 AirTags or Tile essentials pack

Route: Best Blockchain Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Logitech wireless gaming keyboard

Route: Best UI/UX Hack

Each winning team member will receive a 3D printing pen & filament

Sponsored Route: Best Use of IPFS and/or Filecoin (2)

Top 2 teams will receive a prize: $200 in Filecoin (FIL) to each team member

Sponsored Route: Best Machine Learning Hack with Tangram

Each winning team member will receive $125

Sponsored Route: Best Re-Think Automotive Hack by ACV (3)

Top 3 teams receive ACV subscription boxes:
1 Month 1 box for 3rd,
3 Months 3 Boxes for 2nd,
6 month 6 boxes for 1st

Sponsored Route: Best Use of UiPath (3)

Each member of 1st place team receives a $100 vouchers, 2nd place team members each with a $75 voucher, and 3rd place team memebers each with a $50 voucher

Sponsored Route: Best Financial Hack by Capital One

Each winning team member will receive a $250 Amazon gift card

Sponsored Route: (MLH) Most Creative Use of Twilio

Each winning team member will receive a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console

Sponsored Route: (MLH) Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

Sponsored Route: (MLH) Best Web Monetization Project by Coil

Each winning team member will receive a portable charger, Coil Pin & $60 credit

Sponsored Route: (MLH) Best Use of Google Cloud

Each winning team member will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

Best Use of Wolfram Technology (15)

Winners each receive one year of Wolfram | One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram | Alpha Pro.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

You may submit your project to one general route and one sponsored route only.

Valid project submissions must have all members on Devpost registered for PennApps XXII. You cannot work across teams to submit multiple projects.

Your submission must include a link to a demo video! The video should have a length MAXIMUM of 5 minutes, and should preferably be posted to YouTube or another service where we can easily access it with a link.

PLEASE submit a draft submission by 5pm EDT on Saturday, and 8am EDT on Sunday. These are HARD DEADLINES. No exceptions.

Please remember that these need to be ORIGINAL projects! Brainstorming before hacking starts is fine, but if you submit something that you have made beforehand, you will be disqualified. We will be checking for cheating.

Judges

Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey Babin
University of Pennsylvania: Professor and Associate Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program

Dalton Banks

Dalton Banks
Co-founder of Bansen Labs

...and more - full judging panel to be listed soon!

...and more - full judging panel to be listed soon!

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just an addendum to an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Functionality
    Is the hack a functional, working project, rather than just an idea?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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