A 24-hour hackathon @ Microsoft HQ with a FinTech emphasis ($2K+ in prizes)

The Seattle team at Def Hacks (defhacks.io) is hosting the third annual 24-hour hackathon at Microsoft HQ on April 13th-14th. The hackathon is an MLH Member Event, and has a strong emphasis on FinTech as Even (evenfinancial.com) is a sponsor and co-host. We will have mentors and recruiters from multiple companies, free meals and snacks, lots of swag, and over $2,000 in prizes!

Go to defhacks.io/hackathons/seattle to learn more, or send any questions to christopher@defhacks.io.

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Eligibility

  • High school (restrictive admission)
  • College students
  • Post-college or beyond (you do not need to be a college graduate)

Requirements

Make your project and submit your hack to Devpost. You must demo your project to judges at 9:00am on Sunday (4/14) and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.

You must include the correct opt-in prizes, following the instructions listed on that page, to be eligible.

How to enter

  • API key instructions will be provided soon.

Judges

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Ritvick Paliwal
Microsoft

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Frank Chen
Microsoft

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Shiraz Sultan
Coding Dojo

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Afreen Rahman
Microsoft

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Sergio Marquez
Microsoft

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Joyjeet Majumdar
Microsoft

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Subhransu Sahoo
Microsoft

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Francis Wu

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Jessica Chen

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Steven Karrmann

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Everest Munro-Zeisberger
FuzzBuzz

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Sabera Hussain
FuzzBuzz

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Andrei Serban
FuzzBuzz

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Shawn Stapleton
Phillips

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Damien Martin
Metis

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Applicability (FOR EVEN PROMPTS)
    Note: This criterion is only for the two Even prompts. How well does your hack address the prompt chosen? Could this be developed into a real product?