WHACK, the Wellesley College hackathon, will be held November 10-12, 2017.
College students who are at least 18 years old.
$6,671 in prizes
#1 Crowd Favorite
First to choose 1 item from the following: Snapchat Spectacles, a RC Quadcopter Drone, or a 1TB External Hard Drive.
#2 Crowd Favorite
Second to choose 1 item from the following: Snapchat Spectacles, a RC Quadcopter Drone, or a 1TB External Hard Drive.
#3 Crowd Favorite
Third to choose 1 item from the following: Snapchat Spectacles, a RC Quadcopter Drone, or a 1TB External Hard Drive.
Given to a hack with the best overall user experience and design.
Prize: Custom WHACK Moleskine notebooks and assorted Sakura drawing pens.
Most Creative Hack
Prize: T-Rex costume
Best Rookie Hack
All members of the team must be either a first year, a sophomore, or a first time hacker.
Winners receive tickets to the Harvard WECode conference and Nerf guns.
Sponsored by Dropbox: “Cupcake” Award
Awarded for a hack that brings surprise and delight.
Prize: Dropbox swag bag & storage space
Sponsored by MassCEC: Best Ecological Hack
One members of the team must be a resident of MA or go to a college/university in MA.
Prize: $1000 for the team and an office visit
Rough Draft Ventures: Most Entrepreneurial Hack
Awarded to the hack most likely to continue post-hackathon.
Prize: Winners will receive an invitation to pitch for 25k in funding from Rough Draft Ventures.
What we are looking for:
-balanced skillset: technical expertise and knowledge of the problem you are solving
-passionate about what you are working on
-big market size that allows the startup to grow exponentially
-not overly saturated
-significantly better than existing players
-great UX if consumer-facing
-ability to overcome the technical challenge
-the founders being great addition to our community and can benefit from our community
Social Good Award
Prize: Pusheen stuffed animals and a single $100 donation to charity of choice
Best Hardware Hack
Hacks where the main focus is on hardware.
Best Audio or Sound-Related Hack
Prize: Audio-technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones.
Best AR/VR Hack
Prize: Google Daydream View - VR Headset
Prize: Steam Gift Card - $50 value
Best Food-Related Hack
Prize: An obscene amount of mac & cheese
Punniest Project Name
Prize: Giraffe onesie
Social Media Challenge Winners
Prize: Disney Moana Lego Kit
Squeaky Clean Award
Be entered in a random lottery when you take a shower at the Keohane Sports Center!
Prize: Spa gift pack
First 25 Teams to Submit to Devpost
Be one of the first 25 teams to submit to Devpost.
Prize: Custom WHACK notebook
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi and PiHut Essential Kit
Sponsored by Viacom: Best Multimedia Hack
Prize: Amazon Fire TVs and Game Controllers
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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