Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Microsoft 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700 Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
*NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OVERNIGHT EVENT*
Saturday: 9AM - 9PM | Sunday: 8AM - 5PM
4 years. More than 250 hackathons. More than 72 cities around the globe. We’ve seen it all. And from all of these events, we’ve noticed one thing: Anyone. Can. Code.
Age, race, gender, experience level, it doesn’t matter. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer all.
Welcome to AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon Series, where Anyone. Can. Code.
Traveling to the event? Make sure to use our exclusive 20% discount from Busbud here: https://www.busbud.com/en/?discount_code=AH9
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. Drumroll please:
Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator
Amazon Web Services
Prize: $100 in AWS Credits per person through AWS Activate and
Challenge: Develop an app for iOS, Android, web, or Windows that uses the WILL SDK with a focus on productivity, writing, games, or other novel uses of digital ink.
The top two WILL SDK projects from all over the globe will win the following:
WILL SDK Link: https://developer.wacom.com/technologies/will-universal-ink
Global Prize Submission Link: http://goo.gl/forms/tVJP8InYft
HPE Haven OnDemand
Challenge: Build the most innovative cognitive computing solution to augment human intelligence using the HPE Haven OnDemand natural language processing, machine learning, and predictive analytics APIs.
Prize: Go Pro – Hero Session HD Waterproof Action Camera (up to 5) for each active member of the team.
Challenge: #BestMicrosoftHack is a challenge to see the best use of Microsoft Azure cloud. To qualify you must use Microsoft Azure Cloud or one of Microsoft APIs such as: Office365, Bing or OneDrive. Microsoft offers free Azure trials for teams who would like to participate in the challenge.
Prize: $100 Microsoft store gift card (1 per team member)
Challenge: Create a user generated online content community that can be accessed by an app and/or website.
Grand prize winner: $2,000 cash to be split among the winning team.
Runner up: Myo Armband (1 per team member)
By joining an AngelHack hackathon, you are becoming part of a global, connected community of coders, innovators, and changemakers.
Beyond that, an AngelHack hackathon offers the following:
Never been to an AngelHack hackathon? You’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can expect.
Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!
We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:
Have a damn good time!
What should I build?
Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people’s lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially 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).
Are there travel stipends?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our global series.
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, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!
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! No exceptions. 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:
Last thing. 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.
We’re excited to see you there!
– The AngelHack Team
Technical.ly Lead Reporter, DC at Technically Media
Co-Founder and CEO at ID4A Technologies
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
CTO Notion Theory
Director of Technology, ISL
Senior Product Designer
Director, Strategic Communications at The Hershey Company
Software Engineer VR at The Washington Post