Carnegie Mellon University's premier beginner hackathon

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Best Use of Machine Learning - Presented by Google

Most Real World Value Hack - Presented by Sandia Labs

Most Cupcake - Presented by Dropbox

Most Entrepreneurial - Presented by Project Olympus

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • 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?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Demo Quality
    If your demo video clear, understandable, and under 120 seconds? Can we understand what you did, and why? Does the demo work? Does your project show care and polish?
  • Usefullness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?