50/50. 4:1. 500-700. radical. empowering. unapologetic.

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Prizes

$3,000 in prizes

MHacks Top 5 (2)

To be revealed at closing ceremony

1st Place Overall - MLH

MLH powered by Dell and Intel Medals
Plus a choice of one of the following:
-Dell Venue tablets
-XBox One
-Apple Watches
-Amazon Fire Stick, Kindle Fire, and Echo
-Muse Brain-sensing Headbands

2nd Place Overall - MLH

MLH powered by Dell and Intel Medals
Plus a choice of one of the following (after 1st chooses):
-Dell Venue tablets
-XBox One
-Apple Watches
-Amazon Fire Stick, Kindle Fire, and Echo
-Muse Brain-sensing Headbands

3rd Place Overall - MLH

MLH powered by Dell and Intel Medals
Plus a choice of one of the following (after 1st and 2nd chooses):
-Dell Venue tablets
-XBox One
-Apple Watches
-Amazon Fire Stick, Kindle Fire, and Echo
-Muse Brain-sensing Headbands

Best Travel Hack by Concur

Awarded for best Travel Hack

HERO4 Session
https://shop.gopro.com/hero4/hero4-session/CHDHS-101.html

Best Hack to Help Developers by GitHub and MLH

Best Hack to Help Developers wins GitHub Mona the Octocat Statues
GitHub <3 developers and we have a passion for tools. Your challenge is to build a tool for developers. Anything that a developer could use qualifies from a new web framework to a custom programming language or even a way for people to become better developers. It's not necessary, but you could use Electron (http://electron.atom.io), make a plugin for Atom (http://atom.io), or even build on top of the world's largest development community using the GitHub API (http://developer.github.com)

Best Use of Intel Edison

Awarded for best use of Intel Edison

Dell Venue 10 Tablets

Best Use of Cloud Services by Linode

Awarded for best use of Cloud Services

Samsung Tablets

Most Creative Use of Insights by Qualtrics

Awarded for most creative use of insights

Choice of Snowboard, Longboard or Mountain Bike

Most Creative Use of Target API

Awarded for most creative use of Target's API

Beats by Dre Headphones (Wireless)

Best Twilio Hack

Awarded for best use of Twilio's API

Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/inrt/?pfm=HP_TopCMD_inrt

Best Domain.com Domain Name

Wins a Domain.com swag bag with Spark Fun Arduino Red Boards

Best Use of Esri ArcGIS

Awarded for best use of the ArcGIS Platform

Intuos Pro Pen Touch Tablet

http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Intuos-Touch-Tablet-PTH451/dp/B00EN27ULS/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1454621331&sr=1-2&keywords=intuos+pro

Best Use of Capital One API (2)

Awarded for best use of Capital One's API

$250 Amazon Gift Card

Best Use of Visa API

Awarded for best use of Visa's API

Visa branded Beats headphones and Visa prepaid cards

https://usa.visa.com/pay-with-visa/cards/card-finder/prepaid-finder-page.html

Best Health Hack, from Meridian Health

Awarded for best Health Related Hack

Parrot Jumping Mini-Drone

Best Use of Firebase

Awarded for best use of Firebase

Chromecasts, Moto 360 Sport, Firebase Trophy, $2,600 of Firebase Credit

https://store.google.com/product/moto_360_sport

Best Use of Emergent Technology by Disney

Best use of Emergent Technology

BB-8 Droid and TBD

Best Use of MongoDB

Amazon Gift Card

1517 Hack Grant (3)

Awarded to a teams that are looking to continue working on their hack after the weekend

Judges

William Cohen

William Cohen
MHacks Sponsorship Team

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality: Difficulty
    Does the application demonstrate technical competence/knowledge?
  • Technicality: Variety of Tech
    Did the team use a variety of technologies?
  • Technicality: Bugs
    Did the project execute cleanly, without errors and bugs?
  • Technicality: Extensibility and Functionality
    Is the hack extensible? Can more functionality be added to the app by the team members, users, or other developers?
  • Creativity: Originality
    Is the idea original? Has it never been done before?
  • Creativity: Implementation and Development
    Is the hack novel in its implementation or development?
  • Creativity: User Needs
    Does the hack identify and fulfill the user’s need?
  • Presentation: Pitch
    Were the presenters clear, and did they communicate their idea effectively?
  • Design: User Interface
    Is the application aesthetically pleasing?
  • Design: User Experience
    Is the application intuitive to use?