HackDTech's mission is to encourage a stronger community among scholars & associates throughout these unprecedented times, while also giving back to the Black community across as many intersections and areas as possible. Each team will be associated with a charity of their choosing and challenged to raise as much money as possible for that charity, up through the day of the Hackathon.
Any current DTech scholar or associate may take part in this hackathon.
All submissions should include any code involved in the creation of the submission, along with either a powerpoint presentation or short video explaining the submission, the issue it addresses (within the scope of one of the three tracks: health, education, or inequality), and how it works to address it. It is probably easiest to put the video in Google or One drive, ger a shareable link (PLEASE check that any one can view it, and put that link in your ReadMe).
$4,000 in prizes
The first place winning project will win $2000 to donate to the charity they selected to raise money for.
The second place winning project will win $1250 to donate to the charity they selected to raise money for.
The third place winning project will win $750 to donate to the charity they selected to raise money for.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat
Principal Data Scientist at Lineage Logistics
Investor at Emerson Collective
CTO at Tune
Product Marketing Manager at Zoox
Incoming Masters Student at Georgia Tech
Engineering Manager at Arcadia
Professor at UNC
Learning Innovations Lead at BCBS NC
Solutions Engineer at Transmit Security
Scientist at BD Technologies
Creator & Founder at Accelerate Success
Vaibhav K Vyahalkar
Vice President at Credit Suisse
Sr. Systems Engineer at SAS
Campaign Manager / Data Director at NC Democratic Party
In a readme file, or some other equivalent documentation, you should include a statement (2-3 sentences) that describe the issue your team's project focuses on and how your project intends to address the issue.
Ambition & Complexity
This criteria will be used to reward projects that are well thought out and prioritize critical features. It also will reward projects that have a strong potential to be continued and improved in the future.
This criteria will reward projects that are presented in an exciting and creative manner, along with any design aspects of the submission itself.
This criteria will be used to reward projects that have completed and usable features.