Build Something Awesome

Revolution UC is open to all high school, undergraduate and graduate students, including freshmen! You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati; you don't have to be a computer science major or even an engineering student, though you should have some coding or engineering experience. You aren't required to have ever attended a hackathon before: we will have tech talks beforehand so you can ramp up quickly. You can come with a team or come alone. We will have sessions to help people find team members and/or form teams, as well as an idea workshops to help people think of ideas to work on for the hackathon.

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Prizes

First Place

Up to 4 Nexus 7s and 1 year WolframAlpha Pro and Mathematica and GitHub TShirt

Second Place

Up to 4 Pebbles and 1 year WolframAlpha Pro and Mathematica and GitHub TShirts

Third Place

Up to 4 64GB Flash Drive and 1 year WolframAlpha Pro and Mathematica and GitHub TShirts

Best IOS

iPad Mini or Amazon gift cards

Best Android

Nexus or Amazon gift cards

Project that most improves UC Student Experience

Lunch with Dean Lim & 3D-printed models of McMicken

Best Newbie Hack

Eligibility

  • Participants: Any University or High School Student
  • Teams: 1-4 Members

Requirements

  • Hacks that are started before aren't elibgible for the grand prizes
  • Hacks that are started before are eligible for hackers choice, but progress that was made ahead of the hackathon must be clrearly noted on the homepage/github of the hack ahead of time
  • Hacks that are started before must be submitted on the appropriate channels (TBA)

Judges

Paul Talaga

Paul Talaga
Professor Computer Science | University of Cincinnati

Ben Hofstetter

Ben Hofstetter
President-Executive Office | University of Cincinnati

Asif Riaz

Asif Riaz
UC Mobile App Lab | University of Cincinnati

Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider
CTO Zipscene

Chris Breneman

Chris Breneman
Zipscene

Dave Doster

Dave Doster
Director of Engineering

Tony Blankemeyer

Tony Blankemeyer
zipscene

Gerard Sychay

Gerard Sychay
Partner, Differential

Mohamed Berete

Mohamed Berete
zipscene

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Would the application have real social impact? Can it change the world, or at least help someone in your community? Does the project have a wow factor?
  • Innovation
    Is the solution novel? Does it solve a problem in a creative or never-seen-before way?
  • Technical Achievement
    Did the participant(s) solve a hard technical problem? Did they get a working demo completed within the allotted time?