Come spend the night building and learning with us! DevFest, Columbia's annual week-long festival of learning and hacking, ends with a hackathon, where you get the chance to apply what you've learned and create something awesome.
The DevFest 2017 hackathon will kick off at 4 PM in NoCo 501 -- come to see our sponsors demo their APIs and talk about the prizes they will be giving!
The hackathon begins officially at 5 PM in Uris Hall at the Business and Economics Library. Submissions are due the following morning at 11 AM. Project demos will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM in Davis Auditorium in CEPSR.
We'll have fun activities through out the night, as well as a great team of mentors from our community and from our sponsors standing by to help you. Dinner and breakfast will also be served.
Participants: Columbia University Affiliates.
$6,970 in prizes
$2000 to be split by team members.
$1500 to be split by team members.
$1000 to be split by team members.
The Best Tool to Advance Journalism
Cloth-bound data science book set autographed by Edward Tufte for the team with the best tool to advance journalism, sponsored by The Brown Institute.
Best NYC Project
Feature on the NYC Open Data Blog for the team with the best NYC project, sponsored by NYC Open Data.
Best Beginner Hack
Snapchat Spectacles for each member of the team with the best beginner hack, sponsored by ADI.
Most Technically Challenging Hack
$100 Airbnb gift cards for each member of the team with the most technically challenging hack, sponsored by a16z.
Best Use of Microsoft API
Xbox One and Games for the team with the best use of Microsoft APIs, sponsored by Microsoft.
Best Biomedically-inspired Project
Raspberry Pi for each member of the team with the best biomedically-inspired project, sponsored by BMES.
Most Likely to be the "Next Big Thing"
Invitation to pitch to the RDV team (chance of up to $25k investment) and/or dinner with the RDV team and local VCs for the team most likely to be the next big thing, sponsored by Rough Draft Ventures.
PHILhack: The Best App for Social Good
Mebo robots for each member of the team with the best app for social good (education, environemnt, non-profit, government, or community focused), sponsored by Bloomberg.
Facebook's Favorite Hack
$100 American Express gift cards for each member of team that is Facebook's favorite hack, sponsored by Facebook.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Chief Data Scientist, New York Times
Peter Boyce II
VC, General Catalyst
Board Member, Django Foundation
Is this a new idea? Has it been done before?
How useful is this idea? Can we see it being used in real life?
Is this idea technically challenging?
Up to the judges discretion.