ID Hack is excited to be collaborating with Tufts University for the first time this year! The hackathon with be held at the Tufts Fletcher School and Olin Center.
160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Directions: Take the Red Line to Davis Square. In front of the T station, take the Tufts Davis Square Shuttle to the Olin Center.Friday Schedule
We are unable to provide travel reimbursements, but use the Lyft promo code "IDHACK" for a $20 credit!
This 24-hour hackathon begins February 13, 2015, 4pm and ends February 14, 2015, 4pm. The day includes networking, hacking, and workshops.
Interest in technology in international development (that's it!). Participants from all technical backgrounds are welcome and there is no entrance fee for the event.
Only current students can attend the event, including college students, grad students, etc.
The International Development Hackathon solicits projects from NGOs, nonprofits, and government organizations operating in the international development space as the basis for projects during the hackathon. All participants are welcome to work on their own project, but are encouraged to take advantage of the expertise of people in the organizations presenting.Multiple teams can work on each project, and teams should be at most 5 people. We encourage you to meet and work with people from other schools!
Preview and join projects you might be interested in on Sparkboard and see who else is interested! (You must register on EventBrite first.) A PDF summary of projects is also available.View Sparkboard View PDF
Twilio, Socrata, and Blockchain will be offering APIs for hackers, and Major League Hacking will be bringing a hardware lab.
|4:00PM||Doors open for check in|
|4:00PM-5:30PM||Networking session with sponsors (sponsored by MIT Society of Women Engineers)|
|5:30PM||Opening remarks + Keynote by Asad Badruddin (Co-founder of Pakathon)|
|7:00PM||Dinner + project and group selection|
|9:30-10:30PM||DropWizard Workshop with Ryan Hurley, Engineer at TripAdvisor|
|10:00-11:00PM||Hardware Workshop: “If You Build It, They Will Come” with Spencer Williams, Qualcomm Senior Engineer|
|8:00AM||Breakfast + coffee|
|12:00PM||Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc)|
|12:00PM-2:00PM||Projects fair + preliminary judging|
|2:00PM||Top 10 presentations + Closing ceremony|
Projects at ID Hack will be judged based on the four criteria of sustainability, innovation, impact, and design.View judge bios
|Grand Prize||$2500||Awarded to the best overall project.|
Special Sponsor Awards:
|TripAdvisor Platinum Partner Prize||iPad tablets||Awarded by TripAdvisor.|
|Best Use of Data (Socrata)||$500||Awarded by Socrata to team with best use of data.|
|Best Wireless Reach Project (Qualcomm)||EVA version VR kit with NFC||Awarded by Qualcomm to each member of team with best Wireless Reach project.|
|People's Choice Award (Intuit)||$500||Awarded by Intuit and selected by hackers based on voting on ChallengePost.|
|Best Communication App (Twilio)||$300||Awarded by Twilio to best communication app, Twilio use encouraged but not required.|
|Beginner Prize (MIT SWE)||$300||Awarded to best website created for development by non-technical attendees who attend our training workshop.|
Raffle prizes include Bluetooth speakers, a Myo armband, Dell Venue 8 tablets, and more! Besides raffle prizes, all hackers get to try out exciting new hardware like Oculus Rift!