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AngelHack Global Hackathon

Series: Austin

July 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - July 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Galvanize, Northshore Austin, 119 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

A Welcome Note

Over the years we’ve seen teams of coders, designers and entrepreneurs from around the world become Whole Developers, watched as their Thoughts Become Things, and proved that Anyone Can Code. We’ve seen the code commit moment over and over again. The “oh sh*t I hope this works” moment. The moment where you know your hopes and dreams of winning that prize, that spot in the accelerator, that idea validation, are all on the line.

 

So, for our 10th Global Hackathon Series, we’re asking you to Commit To Your Code, and in turn commit to your project, a global ecosystem, yourself, your team, and your future.

 

#AH10 is here.

Challenge & Prizes

Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. Don’t forget, we’ll also be announcing more closer to the event!

HACKceleratorLogo-01

Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality
A diverse network of both local and global mentors
Weekly guest speakers
A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!

AWS

Amazon Web Services

Prize: $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS activate.

Link: https://pages.awscloud.com/hack17angel.html

IBM-StrongLoop

StrongLoop, an IBM company

Challenge: Utilize LoopBack to its fullest extent
Prize: TJ Bot Kit(1 per person) back pack full of swag.
Link: LoopBack.io

BC

BlueChilli and CityConnect

Challenge:
We all want to be involved in the future of the places we live. Cities are growing at a rate that we’ve never seen before, and as part of our CityConnect accelerator program, BlueChilli is looking for ground-breaking ideas that will reinvent existing urban challenges (for example transport, housing, work and trade) into opportunities for growth and impact. BlueChilli is the leading startup accelerator out of Australia, with a rapidly growing portfolio of 100+ startups currently valued at +$200 million.

Prize:

  • Guaranteed spot in a BlueChilli bootcamp as part of the IO accelerator program housed in Sacramento. After the intense two-week validation bootcamp with hands-on Entrepreneurs in Residence and top mentors from the ecosystem, 10 out of the 20 participants will be selected for up to $100,000 investment and invited to join a world class 6-month accelerator program.
  • Publicity through a professionally written blog post highlighting team skills and the potential of the solution
  • All teams entering this challenge will be granted access to BlueChilli’s proprietary StartupU online accelerator program: an online, self directed learning platform designed to help you rapidly validate your startup idea.
Amazon-Alexa

Amazon Alexa

Challenge: Best Voice User Experience Using Amazon Alexa
Prize: One Echo Dot for each member of the winning team

 

Amazon Alexa is providing a hardware lab, there will be a limited number of Echo Dots available for rent. If you wish to incorporate Alexa and are worried about not getting a device, you can bring your own device from home or test using EchoSim.io.

ubidots

Ubidots

Prize: The Grand Prize Winning Team will Receive 3 months of access to the Ubidots IoT Lab Platform.
Link: https://ubidots.com/business

restbai-light

Restb.ai

Prize: 5000 free API calls to all attendees and the grand prize winner will receive 5000 free API calls a month for one whole year
Link: http://restb.ai/angelhack/

Why AngelHack?

By hacking at an AngelHack hackathon, you are joining our global community of over 120,000 developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are committed to bettering the world, their city, themselves, or just simply competing for fun prizes.

 

All ages, genders, and skill levels are welcome. Come solo or in a team of up to five, and spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting your local tech community and tech sponsors, enjoying free food, and more.

Commit To Your Cause

Code For A Cause is welcoming nonprofits worldwide to join us at our 10th Global Hackathon Series, to inspire our global community to leverage their skills for good and give back to their local communities.

 

We’ll be rolling out the AngelHack-red carpet for nonprofits at each and every event, all we ask in return is that the nonprofits create a challenge to inspire our hackers! To nominate your nonprofit, please fill out this form. Selections will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Schedule

THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT EVENT!

Day 1
9:00 AM : Doors Open & Breakfast
10:30 AM : Opening Ceremony & Sponsor Welcomes
12:00 PM : Coding Kick Off
1:00 PM : Lunch
2:00 PM : Sponsor Breakout Sessions
7:00 PM : Dinner
7:30 PM : Screening of Seed
10:00 PM : Pitch Workshop
10:45 PM: Venue Closes!
12:00 AM : Create project profile on hackathon.io, final submission due 1:00 PM, Day 2

Day 2
8:00 AM : Venue Opens and Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
1:00 PM : Code Freeze & Submission Deadline on hackathon.io
1:30 PM : A/V Check
2:00 PM : Demos
4:00 PM : Winners are Announced / Prizes!

Hackathon Rules:

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (read: definitely) stick by these:

 

1.Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.

2. Code Review
Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.

3. Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

4. Team Size
No more than five people.

5. Submissions
Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page where projects will be submitted. Instructions will arrive in your inbox during the hackathon, and will be gone over during the event.

6. DEMO your Hack
You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoints will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.

 

Be cool to your fellow hackers! Check out the Code of Conduct if you need help knowing what that means 😉

FAQ’s

What should I build?
Depends on what challenge (or how many) you’re going after! Study the challenges and use those as your guideposts. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and you can scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

 

Who can attend?
Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!

 

Are there travel stipends?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our Global Series.

 

Photos/Video
In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

Judging

How is the hackathon judged?
Let’s be honest, y’all can do better than powerpoints. Which is why we rock with live DEMOS only! You use a powerpoint, you won’t win. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds, but don’t worry if your project is still not 100% perfected. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

 

  • Fundability: How fundable is this idea? Is there potential for a sustainable business model?
  • Execution: How well did the team execute and explain their problem? Did they demo a working solution?
  • UI/UX: Beyond design, have they thought through the end-to-end user experience for their solution?
  • Originality: How original, creative or unique is this idea?
  • Scalability: How scalable is this solution? Will it make an impact?

Photography & Videography

In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

 

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

Judges

Evan Gow

Associate at Tritium Partners

Mentors

To be announced

Ambassadors

Cecile Nguyen

Sponsors

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