Create apps, games, projects that can help a community of your choosing.

Hackathon Schedule

Friday, Feb 5th

7 pm: Start arriving and signing in

8 pm: Welcome

8:30 pm: Ice-Breakers

9:15 pm: Finalize Groups

9:30 pm: Start hacking

12 am: midnight snacks (don’t have to stay for this)

Saturday, Feb 6th

9 am:

Bagel Breakfast - Sponsored by Visco

10 am:

Robotics: "Autonomous Robots Test Ideas About the Evolution of Brains." - John Long, Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science

11 am:

Alumni Talk: “Allyson Pemberton: Vassar Alum & Google Employee Q & A”

12 pm:

Pasta Lunch - Sponsored by Frenzy

1 pm:

Game Development & Game Design: “How to make games quick!”

Thomas Lum, junior Computer Science major

2 pm:

Alumni Talk: “Casey Hancock: Virtual Reality”

3 pm:

Tech Talk: “Hacking with APL” brought to you by our sponsor, Dyalog

APL will warp your mind – you'll view programming and data from a new perspective. APL can help you cope with this world of lots of data and lots of change. Today's presentation will feature a brief introduction to APL and several demonstrations of its use in data analysis.

Best of all – the world's leading APL – Dyalog APL - is available to students for free! Come check it out and get yours today! **Raspberry Pi’s will be provided for people to use APL on**

4 pm:

Web Development: “Animating Websites”

Sufyan Abbasi,  sophomore CS major

** Start wrapping up. Submit projects to DevPost by 5 pm **

5 pm:

Science Fair Style Demos

6 pm:

Pizza Dinner - Sponsored by VC CS Department

/ judges decide winners over dinner.

6:45 pm:

Winners Announced

7 pm: Hackathon over!

 

Preview of Prizes at CommunityHack

** Most Entertaining Hack - given to the project that makes people laugh the most!

 

** Most Technically Ambitious Hack - given to the project that shows complexity of technologies used!

 

** Most Helpful Hacker - given to the hacker who selflessly helps out others

 

** Best Design - given to the project that shows incredible design

 

** Most Potential Hack - given to the hack with the most potential to help hackers’ choice of community

 

** Most Learned for a Hack Hacker - given to the hacker who came in with minimal experience and learned a bunch!

 

** Best Elevator Pitch - given to the Hack that has the best 30 second elevator pitch!

 

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Preview of Prizes at CommunityHack

** Most Entertaining Hack - given to the project that makes people laugh the most!

 

** Most Technically Ambitious Hack - given to the project that shows complexity of technologies used!

 

** Most Helpful Hacker - given to the hacker who selflessly helps out others

 

** Best Design - given to the project that shows incredible design

 

** Most Potential Hack - given to the hack with the most potential to help hackers’ choice of community

 

** Most Learned for a Hack Hacker - given to the hacker who came in with minimal experience and learned a bunch!

 

** Best Elevator Pitch - given to the Hack that has the best 30 second elevator pitch!

 

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Eligibility

High School students, College Students, professionals. 

Requirements

Make sure you prepare a 30 second elevator pitch of your project for the demos! 

Judges

Jason Waterman

Jason Waterman
Vassar CS Professor

Casey Hancock

Casey Hancock
Eevo, Vassar Alum

Raymond Polivka

Raymond Polivka
Dyalog

Brian Pecker

Brian Pecker
Dyalog

Dan Boronet

Dan Boronet
Dyalog

Laura Barreto

Laura Barreto
Vassar College

Judging Criteria

  • Most Entertaining Hack
    Given to the project that is the most enjoyable to learn about
  • Most Helpful Hack
    Given to the project that has the most potential to help the hackers' choice of community
  • Most learned for a Hack Hacker
    Given to the hacker who came in with minimal experience and learned a bunch! Kudos for giving coding a try! Hope you had fun :)
  • Best Elevator Pitch
    Given to the group who gave the best 30 second elevator pitch!