Hack AE is a civic hackathon designed to provide America East undergraduate students with the opportunity to build software and hardware projects that positively impact the world around them.
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
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?