A hackathon for all current students and alumni of Oregon State University

 

Welcome to BeaverHacks Fall 2020!

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rules, eligibility criteria, requirements, and judging criteria. This event will kick off at 12:01 am PT Thursday September 10 and end at 10:00 pm PT Sunday September 13.

 

Theme

The theme for this hackathon is Health. This is meant to be very open-ended. Any which way you can relate your project to the concept/topic of Health is good.

 

Schedule of events: 

Wednesday September 9

6:00 pm PT - Opening Ceremony (Zoom link on Slack!)

Thursday September 10

12:01 am PT - Hacking begins

10:00 am PT - Project proposals due

Sunday September 13

5:00 pm PT - Hacking ends

6:00 pm PT - Presentations/demonstrations

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition in which participants build a software and/or hardware project in a fixed amount of time. Typically participants compete in small teams or individually.

What is this hackathon all about?

This hackathon exists to give you and other OSU students & alumni the opportunity to build a project over a weekend and compete for prizes. It is meant to be low-pressure, inclusive of everybody, and fun! In this hackathon, you are not required or encouraged to forego sleep, work, time with your family, or etc to participate. You are encouraged to make the best product you can in the time alotted. You are encouraged to learn and add skills to your repetoire. And you are encouraged to have a good time doing it!

I am new to coding. Can/Should I still participate?

In short, YES! No prior experience is necessary to compete in this event. In fact, there is a separate prize for teams of entirely new students to compete for. This event is a great time to learn a new technology or practice one you already know while simultaneously building a project you can showcase on your resume!

What can I make?

Anything you can think of! Web apps, mobile apps, websites, slackbots, APIs, command-line programs, games, robots, anything!

 

Prizes

Overall category

First Place: $150

Second Place: $100

Third Place: $75

All teams consisting entirely of currently-enrolled OSU students are eligible for the overall category.

New Student category

First Place New Student: $75

The new student category of competition is for teams consisting entirely of current students that have not taken any 300-level courses and do not have significant prior programming experience. New student teams that win an overall prize are not eligible.

Graduate Students / Alumni category

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place designations will be given to the top 3 teams in this category, but no prizes will be issued to any member of a team with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team. All teams with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team are eligible for this category and are ineligible for any monetary prizes offered by this hackathon.

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Prizes

$400 in prizes

First Place Overall

This prize goes to the highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize.

Second Place Overall

This prize goes to the second highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize.

Third Place Overall

This prize goes to the third highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize.

First Place New Student

This award goes to the highest-scoring new student team. New student teams that won any of the "overall" prizes are ineligible for this prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Hackathon participants must be current students or alumni of Oregon State University.
  • Only teams consisting entirely of currently enrolled undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate students are eligible to win monetary prizes.

Participation in BeaverHacks Fall 2020 constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to all rules, terms, and conditions of this event. 

Requirements

  • All team members must be registered on DevPost and must be added to the project submission.
  • Your team must have completed the Team Registration Google Form.
  • All submissions must be hosted on Github and the entire commit history must be present.
  • Console application projects must showcase their project on repl.it and include a repl.it project link with their submission.
  • Each team must either present their project during project demonstrations or upload a video showcasing their project with their project submission.

Judges

Adam Venezia

Adam Venezia
Software Engineer / Microsoft

Eric Ianni

Eric Ianni
Instructor / Oregon State University

Mike Ostrowski

Mike Ostrowski
Regional Director / Bishop Fox Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult is the project to implement? Was it a trivial coding problem or extremely difficult? Judges will award 0-10 points for technical difficulty.
  • Usefulness
    Does your project fill an existing need? Does it perform in that role well? Judges will award 0-10 points for usefulness.
  • Usability (UI/UX)
    How is the user interface and/or user experience of the finished project? Does it flow smoothly and look good or is it very cumbersome and difficult to use? Judges will award 0-10 points for usability.
  • Creativity
    How unique is your project? Does the idea make people say "wow" or does it seem more like a homework assignment? Judges will award 0-10 points for creativity.
  • Adherence to Theme
    How well does your project fit the theme of "Health"? Judges will award 0-2 points for adherence to theme.

theme

  • Healthcare