“Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So join us as we jump back for a weekend to #HackToTheFuture!

Welcome to BigRed//Hacks Volume 6! Visit BigRedHacks.com/live for the most up-to-date info!

Our main event is here! To those who travelled from other schools, the BigRed//Hacks team welcomes you to Cornell University. We hope you didn't push your DeLorean too hard for your trek here as you're gonna need it this weekend! And to our Cornell students, especially our Class of 2022 Hackers, welcome to Cornell's biggest student-run Hackathon! We can't wait to see what you'll create! Below you will find our event schedule:

 

Friday, October 19:
  • 4:30pm - Registration Begins
  • 6:30pm - Opening Ceremony with President Martha Pollack
  • 8:00pm - Hacking commences and Team Formation
  • 9:00pm - Dinner and Smash Tournament
  • 9:30pm - Wayfair API Demo
  • 10:30pm - IBM API Demo
  • 11:15pm - ITG API Demo
Saturday, October 20:
  • 12:00am - Midnight Snack! feat. Insomnia Cookies
  • 8:00am - Breakfast
  • 9:00am - Hedera Hashgraph API Demo
  • 9:30am - Beebe Lake Hike
  • 10:00am - Alexa Workshop
  • 10:30am - Schlumberger Recruiting Session
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 12:30pm - UI/Design Workshop
  • 1:30pm - Game Design Workshop
  • 2:30pm - Hackathon Organizer Meetup
  • 5:30pm - Shirt Distribution
  • 6:00pm - Slideshow Karaoke
  • 7:00pm - Dinner
  • 8:00pm - Cup Stacking Challenge
  • 9:00pm - Night Hike
  • 10:00pm - Ice Skating @ Lynah Rink
Sunday, October 21:
  • 1:00am - Post Midnight Snack!
  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 8:00am - Hacking ends
  • 9:00am - Submission grace period ends
  • 9:00am - Project Expo
  • 11:30am - Lunch
  • 12:00pm - Closing Ceremony

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Prizes

$3,665 in prizes

The Johnny B. Goode Hack To The Future Prize

Awarded for the hack that best embodies the theme of this year's hackathon!

Prize: Old Fashioned NES

Best Use of IBM Cloud Technology

Prize: Bose QC35 Headphones

JPMorgan Chase Best Hack for Disaster Relief & Recovery

Prize: Bose Headphones

ITG Best FinTech Hack

ITG’s sponsored award for the Best FinTech Hack!

Prize: $500

CapitalOne Best Financial Hack

CapitalOne’s sponsored award for Best Financial Hack
Prize: $300 Amazon Gift Card for each team member

Best Use of 3D Technology

Awarded to the team that makes the best Hack utilizing 3D Technology!

Prize: Wayfair Themed Oculus Go Glasses

Best Use of Wolfram API

Awarded to the Hack with the best use of Wolfram Technologies!

Prize: WolframOne Subscription

Best Domain Name Registered With Domain.com

Awarded for the most creative Domain name registered with Domain.com! Visit http://hackp.ac/domain

Prize: Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack Using A Qualcomm Device

Awarded for the best IoT based Hack that utilizes a Qualcomm Device!

Prize: DragonBoard 410C

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/.

Prize: Google Home Mini

Best use of Algolia API

Use Algolia's search API in your project.

Prize: Casio Calculator Watch

Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

Prize: Hacker gear & swag from HERE.com

Best Technical Feat

Awarded for the most technically challenging hack!

Prize: Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Best Business Proposal

Awarded for the hack that should be further pursued as a business prospect!

Prize: Fitbit Flex 2

Best Design/UI

Awarded for the hack that looks and feels the best!

Prize: Sketch License

Best Hardware Hack

Awarded for the most interesting hardware-based hack!

Prize: YI Discovery 4K Action Camera

Best First-Time Hackers

Awarded for the most promising first-time hackers! To qualify, all members of the team must be first-time Hackathon hackers.

Prize: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Best Feel-good Hack

good vibes

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Submission must be an original piece of software, where a significant portion of the code and functionality was designed and written by the team members. 

A significant part of the submission must be created inside of the 36 hour hackathon window, and any external code, images, or content must be equally available to all participants, licensed with permission to use, appropriately attributed, and follow all applicable laws. 

Submissions must follow all applicable laws, may not promote copyright infringement, and may not be obscene or made with the purpose to marginalize or offend any group of people.

Judges

Kenon Fachon

Kenon Fachon
Wayfair

Andrew Bange

Andrew Bange
Wayfair

Jonathon Parsons

Jonathon Parsons
Wayfair

M Silverman

M Silverman
Wayfair

Daniel Paniagua

Daniel Paniagua
Wayfair

Ethan Dickinson

Ethan Dickinson
Wayfair

Nicole Tan

Nicole Tan
Wayfair

Justin Halsall

Justin Halsall
IBM

Mofizur Rahman

Mofizur Rahman
IBM

Stephanie Chan

Stephanie Chan
JPMorgan

Sobe Kaushal

Sobe Kaushal
JPMorgan

Murali Venkatasamy

Murali Venkatasamy
JPMorgan

Vidita Gawade

Vidita Gawade
JPMorgan

Alex

Alex
ITG

Joyce Li

Joyce Li
ITG

Ila Hur
Capital One

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking
Major League Hacking

Justin Shillingford

Justin Shillingford
BigRed//Hacks

Shea Belsky
BigRed//Hacks

Johanna Smith-Palliser

Johanna Smith-Palliser
BigRed//Hacks

Danny Yang

Danny Yang
BigRed//Hacks

Judging Criteria

  • Prize Criteria
    All Hacks will be judged based on the criteria specified for each prize