Howard University School of Business Hackathon

HU HACKS Hackathon 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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Event Details

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The Howard University School of Business, Department of Information Systems is proud to present the 3rd Annual #HUHACKS Hackathon beginning on Friday, March 24, 2017 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC.

Introductory Boot Camps

We will be hosting some introductory boot camps to get you up to speed on the basics of building an app, developing a business plan, and a sales pitch.

Prizes

First Place Prize - $3000 per team
Second Place Prize - $2000 per team
Third Place Prize - $1500 per team Innovation/IoT & Business Pitch Prize - $800 per team

Innovate

In less than 24 hours students working either individually or in a team as large as four can create applications on whatever platform they desire.

Schedule

This year's theme is "The Smart Life". This theme will center around allowing people to live and work in an easier, more efficient, and happy way. The Hackathon encourage's participants to develop applications and innovations that automate, alert, organize, encourage, and educate. The hackathon is an opportunity for students to come together and bring their innovative ideas to life. In less than 24 hours students working either individually or in a team as large as four can create applications on whatever platform they desire.

Workshop 1

March 6, 2017, 5:00 pm

Front-End Development Boot Camp.

Workshop 2

March 7, 2017 5:00 pm

Back-End Development Boot Camp

Workshop 3

March 8, 2017 5:00 pm

Business Plan/Sales Pitch Boot Camp.

Hackathon Day 1

Friday, March 24, 2017

  • 5:00 PM Check-in/ Dinner
  • 6:00 PM Opening Remarks/ Reading of Rules/ Team Creation
  • 7:00 PM Break out into teams
  • 10:00 PM Snacks

Hackathon Day 2

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 2:00 PM Final Presentation and Code due
  • 3:00 PM Final Presentations
  • 5:00 PM Awards/ Closing Remarks
  • 6:00 PM Closing

Sponsors

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Who can participate?

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HUHACKS is open to students at Howard University and any other colleges/universities. Registration is free, but space is limited, so be sure to sign up TODAY!