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AngelHack Global Hackathon

Series: Los Angeles

May 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM - May 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Plug and Play LA, 1010 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

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!

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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

Neha

National Environmental Health Assosiations

Challenge: Create an app that solves a water quality issue.
Prize: $1,000 cash prize and $1,000 stipend for your team to attend NEHA’s Annual Educational Conference in Grand Rapids, MI to present a session and receive the Innovative App Award.

Additional resources about Environmental Health

Earny

Earny.co

Challenge:Create technology that disrupts the Post-Purchase Experience
Prize: One Amazon Echo Dot for each winning team member.

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

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
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM : Yoga Session Sponsored by Earny.co
7:00 PM : Dinner
7:30 PM : Screening of Seed
10:00 PM : Pitch Workshop
11:00 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 Open & 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

Ashley Lewis

Director of Product at Dollar Shave Club

Alexnder Seegers

CXO – Chief Experience Officer at BOTCOPY

Oded Vakrat

CEO & Co-Founder at Earny

Jonathan Wallace

Investor Manager and a founding partner at Expert Dojo

Harry Dixon

Analyst, Digi Ventures

Jiwei (Bill) Tang

Ventures, Plug and Play LA

Mentors

John Salzarulo

Co-Founder at Balanced Home

Vitaliy Gnezdilov

Creative Director/Partner, Gem Digital Agency

Justin Clark

Co-Founder of Whiz Tutor

Ambassadors

Wyatt Thomson

Sarah Du

Arjun Patel

Sponsors

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