Live: HackUTA - The University of Texas at Arlington's annual 24-hour hackathon on the weekend of October 6th - 7th, 2018

The hackathon fever started again with the first of this season at The University of Texas at Arlington.

What's this about?

The University of Texas at Arlington’s annual 24-hour hackathon is an invention marathon for people with any experience, any background, any education and any text editor to come, hack, have fun, collaborate, build and win prizes. Hacking will take place in Nedderman Hall on the weekend of October 6th and 7th, 2018.

Contents

  1. What's this about?
  2. Schedule
  3. Sponsors
    1. Title Sponsor: Allstate Health
    2. Gold Sponsors
      1. Google
      2. Women Techmakers
      3. Facebook
    3. Bronze Sponsors
      1. Make School
      2. Flatiron
    4. Partners
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
    1. What is a hackathon?
    2. How can I register for parking?
    3. What can I make?
    4. Can I submit previous work?
    5. Who can attend?
    6. Can I work with a team?
    7. What if I don't have experience?
    8. What should I bring?
    9. What prizes can I win?
    10. Code of Conduct
    11. I have more questions
  5. Social Media
  6. Glimpses from the event!
  7. Sponsor Challenges
    1. Best Use of Algolia - Featured API!
    2. Best Use of Authorize.net
    3. Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
    4. Best Use of Google Cloud Platform
    5. Best Use of HERE.com
    6. Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device
    7. Best Chat Bot w/ Botkit & Cisco Webex
    8. Snap Kit Weekly Challenge
    9. Fidelity’s Best Social Good Hack
    10. Best use of Clarifai's API
  8. Submissions
  9. Results
  10. Media & Gallery
    1. Hackathon
    2. GitHub Submissions

Schedule

Schedule

Registration

Sponsors

HackUTA's vision is to give back to the community and help spread innovation and creativity though students. These big guys loved to make the hackathon even bigger by their support, sponsorship and their valuable time.

Title Sponsor: Allstate Health

The good hands lent their hands as the title sponsor of this spectacular event. Being one of the largest publicly held Insurance company in the United States, they generously sponsored to this event. As their motto, “You're In Good Hands With Allstate”, good hands are really good hands.

Gold Sponsors

Google

You don’t need an introduction to this giant. Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Women Techmakers

Google's Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology. Google is partnering with Women Techmakers to launch a series of global events geared towards increasing visibility, community, and resources for technical women in our industry.

Facebook

Who needs an introduction to the social network giant? Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and post links to news or other interesting content on the web, chat live, and watch short-form video. You can even order food on Facebook if that's what you want to do.

Bronze Sponsors

Make School

Make School is a revolutionary new college in San Francisco. They are the ones redesigning the higher school education through real world projects. No doubt they wanted to sponsor a event which brings out innovative ideas from students.

Flatiron

Flatiron Health’s mission is to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. Having a noble cause as their mission, they contributed to bring out fresh talents.

Partners

  • Computer Science & Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • The Halal Guys
  • Premium Poppers
  • Union Worx
  • Blumania Energy
  • Panera Bread

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as an 'invention marathon'. Anyone of any skill level is welcome to come and invent anything. If you want to build an iOS game, an IOT sticker vending machine, or even the next big social network, come to HackUTA!

How can I register for parking?

Register for parking permit here

What can I make?

Whatever your heart desires! A website, an app, a video game with super VR features, a robot that gives people high fives, the list goes on. Your project will be judged based off its creativity, innovation, coolness factor and technical skills involved.

Can I submit previous work?

Do not cheapen the HackUTA experience by submitting any previous work or class assignments. Doing so will disqualify your team from final judging and awards.

Who can attend?

Any college student is eligible for HackUTA. Any experience, any background, any education, any text editor, you're welcome to attend!

Can I work with a team?

Yes, teams can be up to 4 people. If you don't have a team yet, we'll help you find one! You can do it alone, but it's not as fun.

What if I don't have experience?

That is 100% okay! We will have several workshops, mentors and even skilled students to help you out! We just want you to have fun and build something cool.

What should I bring?

Bring a valid student ID, yourself and anything to contribute to your hack. This includes a laptop, charger, mouse, keyboard, and your five 27" monitors if you wanna be THAT kid.

What prizes can I win?

Check out the prizes you can win here

Code of Conduct

Just do the thing your parents always told you to do. Treat others as you want to be treated. Read me

I have more questions

Email them at hackuta.team@gmail.com, and we will reply as soon as we can!

Social Media

The official twitter account is @HackUTA and the hashtag is #HackUTA2018. Here's a live tweet deck for you:

Glimpses from the event!

Sponsor Challenges

Best Use of Algolia - Featured API!

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

Best Use of Authorize.net

Use Authorize.Net’s payment solutions (API, SDK, etc.) in your project. Each winning team member will receive an L20 Gaming Headset.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com with code MLH2018. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use any Google Cloud Platform product or service in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best Use of HERE.com

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

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410c, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410c.

Best Chat Bot w/ Botkit & Cisco Webex

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410c, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410c.

Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected worldwide each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers. Each team member will receive Spectacles by Snapchat.

Fidelity’s Best Social Good Hack

Demo a project that makes the world a better place. One winning team will be selected worldwide each weekend. Each team member will receive a $50 gift card.

Best use of Clarifai's API

Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected worldwide each weekend. Each team member will receive a Clarifai backpack.

Submissions

All the submissions are happening on DevPost.

Results

Results will be made available soon.

Media & Gallery

Hackathon

GitHub Submissions



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