The hackathon with be held at the Tufts Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC).
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
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Directions: Take the Red Line to Davis Square. In front of the T station, take the Tufts Boston Avenue Shuttle to the CLIC.
This 24-hour hackathon begins Friday, February 12, 2016, 5pm and ends February 13, 2016, 5pm. The day includes networking, hacking, and workshops.
Calling all programmers, designers, problem solvers, and anyone with an interest in both technology and international development! Participants from all technical backgrounds are welcome and there is no entrance fee for the event. Workshops will be held for both beginners and the more advanced! There will also be mentors present throughout the hackathon.
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, and teams of hackers (including programmers, designers, and anyone else with an interest in social impact) work together to develop creative solutions to the problems pitched at IDHack. All participants are also 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!
This year's projects will be released closer to the date of the hackathon -- stay tuned!View PDF
ID Hack also encourages companies and organizations to submit APIs and platforms for ID Hack. If your company would like to promote an API or platform, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|5:30PM||Door open for check in|
|5:30PM-6:30PM||Networking session with sponsors|
|7:30PM||Dinner + project and group selection|
|7:00AM||Breakfast + coffee|
|1:30PM||Deadline for project submission (code/link/etc) via devpost|
|2:00PM-3:00PM||Projects fair + preliminary judging|
|3:00PM||Top presentations + Closing ceremony|
Projects at ID Hack will be judged based on the four criteria of sustainability, innovation, impact, and design.
|Grand Prize||$1000||Awarded to the best overall project.|
|Second||$500||Awarded to the second best overall project.|
|Third||$250||Awarded to the third best overall project.|
|Qualcomm Platinum Partner Prize||TBA||Awarded by Qualcomm.|
|Best project design||$100||Awarded to project with the best design, taking into account the complexities of innovating within the context of international development.|
|Beginner Prize (MIT SWE)||$200||Awarded to best project by beginners who attend our training workshop.|