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AngelHack Global Hackathon

Series: San Francisco

May 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM - May 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Galvanize 44 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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.

Join us the Wednesday before the hackathon (May 3rd) for a pre-hackathon Meetup with AWS and the screening of Seed. If you have an idea but need a team for the weekend’s hackathon this is a perfect opportunity to meet some other attendees and hash out a game plan before we begin Saturday morning.

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

Challenge: Best use of AWS
Prize: 1 Amazon device per team member

Prize For All Attendees: $200 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate
Link: https://pages.awscloud.com/hack17angel.html

SparkPost

SparkPost

Challenge: Best use of SparkPost technology.
Prize: $1000 + 1 year of Priority Support ($7,000 combined value) per team
Link: developers.sparkpost.com

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

ubidots

Ubidots Credits

Ubidots is committed to the advancement of IoT training, education, and research around the world. As the IoT becomes more widely used and understood, Ubidots wants to provide innovators with a no cost (first device up to 10 sensors free) or very affordable option so we deployed Ubidots credits to help imagineers launch their first connected devices. Check out Ubidots for more information on credits and how you can get started today!

 

Ubidots IoT Lab

Provides all the back-end and front-end ingredients to create an end-to-end IoT application for imagineers looking to deploy an solutions large and small. We packed these ingredients into a clean UI for tinkerers, developers, and businesses to deploy production-ready applications for the Internet of Things, in less than a week. Designed for deployments of around 50 devices, the IoT Lab License is perfect for small businesses and start-ups seeking quick-to-market solutions with peace of mind for scalability, user management, and customer management.

 

Prize: Grand Prize Winner will Receive 3 months of access to the Ubidots Platform.

 

Link: https://ubidots.com/business

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Radix

Challenge/Prize: Submit your project on a Radix domain extension to be eligible to win a prize of $500

Sheworx

The SheWorx100 Summit in San Francisco 

Prize: The grand prize winning team will receive 5 tickets to The SheWorx100 Summit in San Francisco

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 for the following cities. 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.

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IBM

Prize: One Google Home device per winning team member

GovTechAlliance

GovTech Alliance

Challenge:
Designed to inspire and mobilize AngelHack’s global developer ecosystem, the Code 4 Coexistence challenge will ask developers to find technology solutions to build tolerance and foster understanding across cultures in order to preventing violent extremism. Developers may use any technology or platform, all we ask is that it focuses on inclusivity, peace and understanding and does not specifically target a group of individuals based on religion, gender, sexual orientation, or race.

We’re looking for solutions that can make a meaningful, immediate impact in your local community, and/or solutions that have the potential to scale across borders. This challenge is being presented at 25 cities in the global series.

Prize:
$500 cash prize for winning team
From the 25 finalist teams, a top 3 teams will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges to receive a $2500 travel stipend per team to travel to London and pitch to leading investors for continued support of their solution.

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

Wednesday, May 3

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Pre-hackathon Meetup

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
12:00 AM : Create project profile on hackathon.io, final submission due 1:00 PM, Day 2

Day 2

8:00 AM : 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

Jan Chong

Director of Engineering, Twitter

Kevin Hawkins

Head of Design, Circular Board

Abhiram Varadarajan

Product Specialist, YouTube

Chandrika Gole

Development Manager, LoopBack, APIConnect at IBM

Charles Covey-Brandt

Software Engineer at Fictiv

Mentors

To Be Announced

Ambassadors

Sahil Jain

Cyrus Gill

Lisa Truong

Sponsors

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