Global Virtual Hackathon 2019

Presented by AngelHack

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About The Event

We’re excited to announce the first Virtual component of the Global Hackathon Series! Now in its 12th season, the Series supports thousands of code creators and change makers as they turn their ideas into reality during a Hackathon. The Virtual event will be no different. Hosted during the entire month of June, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs will meet, join forces, receive sponsor support, and compete to win amazing prizes for their working prototypes.

Join AngelHack, Amazon Web Services, IBM and more for the Virtual Global Series to develop applications that will challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. You bring the ideas and we’ll provide the resources and community to build your vision.

Where

Online

When

May 30th, 2019 - June 30th, 2019

Sponsors

IBM
Amazon Web Services
Code for a Cause

Challenges and Prizes

AngelHack Prize

Challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. Make something innovative without limits, something that brings positive change to the world, even something that solves a small problem. It’s that simple.

Grand Prize Winner: The overall winning team will receive $500 and an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

Regional Winners: The top team from each region will receive an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

AWS Challenge

Challenge: Using AWS Amplify: Build a mobile or web application that connects to at least one AWS service provided by the Amplify framework.

AWS Prize

1st place
$5,000 in AWS credits to the team
One (1) AWS DeepLens deep learning video camera per team member

2nd place
$4,000 in AWS credits to the team
One (1) custom AWS-branded mechanical keyboard (104-key, Cherry MX Browns) per team member

3rd place
$3,000 in AWS credits to the team
One (1) Kindle Paperwhite per team member

IBM Challenges

Challenge #1: Call for Code Community

Get started for the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge by building an application using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery or building back better focused on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Join the Call for Code community at ibm.biz/ah-2019 then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point ibm.biz/ah-2019-dl

Challenge #2: Building Back Better Challenge

Build an application designed to enhance resiliency and integrate risk reduction during the disaster recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phase. Create technology driven solutions using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to take action in anticipation of events. Design for stronger key infrastructure to ensure effective response and recovery at all levels in the future. Join the Call for Code community at ibm.biz/ah-2019 then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point ibm.biz/ah-2019-dl

IBM Prize

$5,000 prize per team
$1k/month IBM cloud credits per team member for 6 months

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Hackathon Launch

Webinar #1

Intro to Virtual Hackathon + Introduction to Sponsors & Challenges

Sponsor Webinars

Office Hour Week #1

Webinar #2

Resources and best practices for project submissions & Check-in Q&A

Office Hour Week #2

Webinar #3

Submission Refresher & Post-Event Next Steps

Demos Due Midnight Pacific Standard Time

Judging Panels to Deliberate

Overall Winners Announced

F.A.Q

  • One principle that has guided this community since its first Hackathon is that everyone is welcome. Great ideas stem from discussion, and we believe the best discussions start by talking to someone whose background or experiences might differ from your own. With this in mind, we invite all startups, developers, entrepreneurs, and designers who are passionate about creating to join regardless of experience level, geographic location, or similar factors.

  • AngelHack Prize

    Challenge yourself and your entrepreneurial spirit. Make something innovative without limits, something that brings positive change to the world, even something that solves a small problem. It’s that simple.

    Grand Prize Winner: The overall winning team will receive $500 and an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

    Regional Winners: The top team from each region will receive an invite into AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program.

    AWS Challenge

    Challenge: Using AWS Amplify: Build a mobile or web application that connects to at least one AWS service provided by the Amplify framework.

    AWS Prize

    1st place
    $5,000 in AWS credits to the team
    One (1) AWS DeepLens deep learning video camera per team member

    2nd place
    $4,000 in AWS credits to the team
    One (1) custom AWS-branded mechanical keyboard (104-key, Cherry MX Browns) per team member

    3rd place
    $3,000 in AWS credits to the team
    One (1) Kindle Paperwhite per team member

    IBM Challenges

    Challenge #1: Call for Code Community

    Get started for the 2019 Call for Code Global Challenge by building an application using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to improve disaster preparedness, response, recovery or building back better focused on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Join the Call for Code community at ibm.biz/ah-2019 then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point ibm.biz/ah-2019-dl

    Challenge #2: Building Back Better Challenge

    Build an application designed to enhance resiliency and integrate risk reduction during the disaster recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction phase. Create technology driven solutions using cloud, data, analytics, AI, IoT, blockchain to take action in anticipation of events. Design for stronger key infrastructure to ensure effective response and recovery at all levels in the future. Join the Call for Code community at ibm.biz/ah-2019 then use this visual recognition drone lab as a starting point ibm.biz/ah-2019-dl

    IBM Prize

    $5,000 prize per team
    $1k/month IBM cloud credits per team member for 6 months

  • The grand prize winning project from each hackathon will also receive an exclusive invite into AngelHack’s 12-week remote program, the HACKcelerator. Here, teams receive mentorship, the chance to meet and work with some of the top names in technology, and the ability to pitch to a sea of investors during a Virtual Demo Day at the end of the program. To encourage social impact projects, the HACKcelerator will also be accepting Code For A Cause Impact Award projects to support social good technology in local communities, globally.

  • 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. 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 – You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.
    4. Team Size – No more than five people.
    5. Submissions – Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page where projects need to be submitted by the designated time. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that.
    6. Demos - You'll be asked to submit a 2-minute video demo of your project. The video demo will be viewed by a panel of judges. Any length of time over 2-minutes will not be watched, so we advise not going over the 2-minute video length
    7. Be courteous and cool to your fellow hackers! Check out our Code of Conduct.