Prizes

$7,000 in prizes

1st Place Prize

For the best app in one of the following categories:
1) Traffic
2) Public Transportation
3) City Government
4) Child Care
5) Physical Health Space

**No power point submissions allowed. Your submission must a coded solution.**

EC Hispanic Media Challenge

The challenge is to build an app (mobile or web) that grants teenaged to adult Latinos easy access to local tech

workshops, hackathons, summits and tech jobs. The app will use the Indeed API (http://www.indeed.com/publisher)

to get data on the currently listed tech jobs and the meetup API (http://www.meetup.com/meetup_api/) to find

upcoming technology events in local areas. The app must be built in a way that is innovative and fun for the user. Let’s

use the capabilities of today’s smartphones to their maximum potential and pique the interest of tech-savvy Latinos

from pre-teen to adult.

*No power point submissions allowed. This must be a coded solution.

MCS Workforce Development

An app that grants teen aged and adult Latinos easy access to local tech workshops, summits and tech jobs via an online job portal.

*No power point submissions allowed. This must be a coded solution.

Best Overall Use and Integration of Microsoft Technology

Qualifying technologies: OneNote, Office 365, Azure, Kinect for Windows, Windows 10 App, OneNote, Bing, Visual Studio.

High School Team Prize presented by Sabio

Awarded to the a High School team. To be eligible for this prize, the team should be made up of only high school students.

You do not need to code a solution or app but remember that you may be competing with those that did code an app. So if you are simply presenting an app idea, but sure that is is great!

Ideas should involve tech in some way and be in one of the following categories:
1) Traffic
2) Public Transportation
3) City Government
4) Child Care
5) Physical Health Space

2nd Place High School Team Prize presented

Awarded to the a High School team. To be eligible for this prize, the team should be made up of only high school students.

You do not need to code a solution or app but remember that you may be competing with those that did code an app. So if you are simply presenting an app idea, but sure that is is great!

Ideas should involve tech in some way and be in one of the following categories:
1) Traffic
2) Public Transportation
3) City Government
4) Child Care
5) Physical Health Space

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone can participate in the hackathon but developers must be present with their teams and coding on site Saturday and Sunday. 

Teams of up to 10 people are allowed for coders.

Teams that will only be presenting a presentation are limitted to 5 people

 

Requirements

Submission must meet the prize guidelines in order to be eligible for said prize. All submissions must be be applications/apps that were coded, mobile or web.

Only High School students can have prototyped applications or presenations made up soley of powerpoint presentations. 

How to enter

Someone from your team must register, in person, Friday night. If for someone reason this is not possible please let us know ASAP so we can accomodate.

Register yourself and all team members here: http://www.wehack.us/#Register

Judges

Maria Burns Ortiz

Maria Burns Ortiz
CEO and Co-Founder at 7 Generation Games

Adriana Herrera

Adriana Herrera
Co-Founder and CEO at GrandIntent

Emanuel Pleitez

Emanuel Pleitez
Investor Relations and Sourcing at TC Growth Partners

Trista Pisani

Trista Pisani
VP of Operations at GoBox Promotions

Marcos Gonzalez

Marcos Gonzalez
Managing Partner at MCG+Company, LLC

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    Your code must work.
  • Originality
    Is this a new idea? A new twist on something we know or is it a repurposing of something already existing?
  • Prize Guidelines
    Does it impact the prizes target areas?
  • Feasibility
  • Presentation