The hackathon with be held at the Tufts Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC).
574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
Lyft promo code: IDHACK16 for a free ride up to $20!
Directions: Take the FREE Tufts shuttle in front of J.P. Licks (Ice Cream Shop). You can check the schedule of the shuttle here: http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/adminsvc/the-joey-medfordsomerville-campus-shuttle/
From Davis Square, drop off at the Tufts Lower Campus Center spot.
Then walk, 5-10 minutes along the red dotted line to 574 Boston Avenue.
Alternatively, you can also take bus 94, 96 or 89. It is another 5 minutes walk from the nearest bus stops. Google Maps is your friend.
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 and social impact 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!
|5:30PM||Door open for check in|
|5:30PM-6:30PM||Networking session with sponsors|
|7:30PM||Dinner + project and group selection|
|8:30-9:30PM||Beginner's Workshop on Python|
|11:00PM-12:00AM||Data Science Workshop (Tufts Enigma)|
|1:00AM||Intro to Hacking with Bitcoin Workshop (Blockchain)|
|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 by experts at Harvard, MIT, and Tufts with experience in computer science and/or international development.
|Sustainability||Is the project sustainable within the unique contexts of the community it is aiming to impact? Does your project consider the complexities of that community's culture, societal structures, traditions, and challenges?|
|Innovation||Is the project solution creatively and effectively address the project problem?|
|Impact||How does the project make social impact?|
|Design||Is the project well-thought out and designed? Could the project work well within the complexities and constrains of developing in an international context?|
|Grand Prize||$1000 + tablets||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 (2)||Qualcomm DragonBoards||Awarded by Qualcomm to best projects for their pitch.|
|Best project design||$200||Awarded to project with the most thoughtful 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.|
|Best use of AWS (MLH)||Dell 1TB hard drives||Awarded to best project using Amazon Web Services.|
|Best / funniest domain name (MLH)||Swag bags with Arduinos||Awarded to best / funniest domain name from domain.com|