Develop an awesome app, learn new technologies, make friends, play games, and just have fun! Software enthusiasts are encouraged to join us for this enriching experience!

 

Hacking

Challenge yourself to build an awesome software hack in 24 hours.  If your project places in the top three, each member of your team will win a cool prize!

 

Food and Drinks

Local Siena/AVI catered food, coffee, soda, juice, water, and snacks.  Best of all, it's free!

 

Support

Student volunteers will be working around the clock to assist you!

 

Games

Need a break from all that coding? Join us for a Cup-Stacking competition, Smash Ultimate Doubles Tournament, our infamous Trivia Night, and many more. You can win prizes too!

 

For more details on registration, scheduling, prizes, etc., check out our offical SaintsHack website !

 

Eligibility

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Particpants will register as either a Student or a Professional, based on the following criteria
    • Students - Individuals who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or have graduated from one within the past year
    • Professionals - Graduate students or individuals working in the tech industry who have graduated one or more years ago
  • Teams may consist of 1 to 4 individuals

Requirements

Purpose

Your team must submit a project that pertains to one of our three challenge categories.  In your submission, explain the problem that you intend to solve and how it relates to the chosen category.

 

Challenge Categories

Transportation

Implement a solution to satisfy a transportation need.  This can be through the use of geographic/mapping data.

 

Diversity

Create an application that connects individuals or groups of various ethnicities/cultures or raises one's awareness of said ethnicities/cultures.  The solution should promote diversity in a social context.

 

Healthy Living

Create an application that assists the user in maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. 

 

Submission Format

Upload your project files via GitHub, and provide any necessary links if your application is accessed via the web.

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Prizes

$566 in prizes

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker

(FIRST PLACE PRIZE)
Each member of the winning team will recieve a Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker!

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit

(SECOND PLACE PRIZE)
Each member of the second place team will recieve a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit, with a clear case and 2.5A Power Supply.

Google Official Cardboard

(THIRD PLACE PRIZE) Each member of the third place team will receive a Google Cardboard VR headset.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  • Follow this link to our offical SaintsHack website
  • Click on the register button

Judges

Keith Grable

Keith Grable
Computer Science Student / Siena College

Caleb Ryor

Caleb Ryor
Computer Science Student / Siena College

Sharon Small

Sharon Small
Computer Science Professor / Siena College

Judging Criteria

  • Satisfaction of Challenge Category
    The team must explicitly outline how their application intends to solve a problem pertaining to one of the three challenge categories. The application will be judged on the both the relevance and execution of their proposed solution.
  • Usability
    A usable application empowers its target consumer to satisfy their need(s) with the greatest amount of ease. Ease of use can result from an intuitive interface, or well-documented instructions.
  • Creativity/Innovation
    A creative or innovative application has an original solution to the problem it intends to solve.
  • Technical Difficulty
    An application with technical difficulty demonstrates that the developers challenged themselves by using advanced, but rewarding, technologies to implement their solution.
  • Appearance
    An application with a quality appearance catches a user's attention and evokes a sense of professionalism.

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