HackNYU 2020

HackNYU is New York University's annual global hackathon held in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi. This year’s hackathon will place on March 6-8 2020.

At HackNYU, students are given the tools to create innovative solutions for challenges in our four tracks: Sustainability, Education, Health & Well-being, and Financial Empowerment.

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Prizes

$9,840 in prizes

1st Place Sustainability Project

$200 worth of prizes from Amazon and an MLH medal per team member

2nd Place Sustainability Project

$100 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

3rd Place Sustainability Project

$50 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

1st Place Education Project

$200 worth of prizes from Amazon and an MLH medal per team member

2nd Place Education Project

$100 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

3rd Place Education Project

$50 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

1st Place Health & Well-being Project

$200 worth of prizes from Amazon and an MLH medal per team member

2nd Place Health & Well-being Project

$100 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

3rd Place Health & Well-being Project

$50 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

1st Place Financial Empowerment Project

$200 worth of prizes from Amazon and an MLH medal per team member

2nd Place Financial Empowerment Project

$100 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

3rd Place Financial Empowerment Project

$50 worth of prizes from Amazon per team member

1st Place in Use of the Stellar Network - Stellar

2,500 Stellar Lumens, 1 Ledger Nano S, and a Stellar swag bag per team member

Bonus: Participate in the Stellar Community Fund

2nd Place in Use of the Stellar Network - Stellar

1,500 Stellar Lumens, 1 Ledger Nano S, and a Stellar swag bag per team member

Bonus: Participate in the Stellar Community Fund

3rd Place in Use of the Stellar Network - Stellar

A Stellar swag bag per team member

Bonus: Participate in the Stellar Community Fund

Best Use of NYU IT Data

$250 Amazon gift card

Best User Experience - Facebook

Oculus Go Headsets

Most Viable Startup - Contrary Capital (2)

1-1 pitch to Contrary Capital CEO

Best Sports or Fitness Hack - RedBull

4 copies of FIFA 20 and 4 tickets to a New York Red Bulls game of the winner's choice

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud.

Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com backpack.

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath!

Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Most Creative Radar.io Hack

Build the most creative hack using Radar, the location API that allows you to add location context, like Geofences, to your hacks with just a few lines of code. Create awesome projects like a Pokemon Go clone, or Foursquare with ease.

Each winning team member will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All students and recent graduates of any school can participate

Judges

Giovanni Dicrescenzo

Giovanni Dicrescenzo
Technology Executive/Educator - NYU Tandon

Andy Moss

Andy Moss
Technology Executive/Educator - NYU Tandon

Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll
Technology Executive/Educator - NYU Tandon

Amy Battalones

Amy Battalones
Cyber Security Analyst - ConEdison

Frank Santoro

Frank Santoro
Cyber Security Analyst - ConEdison

Danny Jagoda

Danny Jagoda
Systems Manager, Site Reliability Engineering - ConEdison

Cody Brown

Cody Brown
Lecturer - Fordham University

Richard Shu

Richard Shu

Aaron Yaegar

Aaron Yaegar
Executive Director - Know Personal Finance

Judging Criteria

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?