The America East hackathon, Hack AE, is a 24-hour civic hackathon organized by the America East Academic Consortium, the academic initiative of the America East Conference. Hack AE is designed to provide undergraduate developers and designers who are enrolled at America East Conference member universities with a unique opportunity to build software and hardware projects that encourage civic engagement and/or address the real-world challenges facing our cities, states, and country.
Registered attendees are encouraged to view the event schedule below:
Saturday, November 5
11:00 am | Event check-in
12:00 pm | Lunch
12:30 pm | Opening Ceremony
1:30 pm | Hacking begins!
6:00 pm | Dinner
10:00 pm | Late-night snack
Sunday, November 6
8:00 am | Breakfast
1:30 pm | Hacking ends!
1:30 pm | Lunch
2:00 pm | Judging, awards, and closing ceremony
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
1 TB Hard Drives
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Best Beginner Hack
Best hack by a first-time hacker
Most Technically Sophisticated Hack
Hack that requires most technical insight and problem-solving knowledge
Best Education Hack
Hack with greatest educational impact
Best Environmental Hack
Hack with greatest environmental impact
Best Health and Wellness Hack
Hack with greatest impact in the area of health and wellness
Hack with greatest comedic impact
Most Innovative Hack (GE)
Hack that solves a problem in an unconventional way
Best Media Hack (Viacom)
Hack that makes best use of digital media (video, pictures, games, ect.)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Undergraduate students who are enrolled at an America East Conference member university may register to attend. America East Conference member universities are as follows:
- University at Albany
- Binghamton University
- University of Hartford
- University of Maine
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County
- University of Massachusetts, Lowell
- University of New Hampshire
- Stony Brook University
- University of Vermont
Hackers may build anything (e.g., web applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, hardware) provided the project: (1) strives to foster civic engagement; or (2) seeks to address an issue of considerable importance to our society.
Projects may not contain anything that is or may be construed as: (1) threatening, harassing, degrading or hateful; (2) defamatory; (3) fraudulent; or (4) obsence, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. Further, projects may not contain any material that may encourage conduct constituting a criminal offense.
How to enter
Interested students must register to attend no later than October 24, 2016 via the Hack AE website.
United Way of Broome County
Broome County Health Department
Major League Hacking
America East Academic Consortium
Roberson Museum and Science Center
City of Binghamton
Is the solution unique and innovative? Does the project do something entirely novel or take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the project technically advanced? Did the students solve a difficulty technical problem in completing the project?
Is the project usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Is the project aesthetically pleasing?
Is the project something that people are likely to use? Does the project fulfill a real need? Is the project likely to have a positive impact in our local community, region, nation, or world?