HackDartmouth III is the third iteration of Dartmouth's premier hackathon. Hundreds of students from across the country will be converging in Hanover, New Hampshire to bring ideas to life in 24 hours.

Our first two HackDartmouth events were a blast. In fact, we had such a great time with all you hackers that we just had to throw another one. Thus, we present to you: HackDartmouth III!

This time, we're getting even bigger, badder, and rad-er. We're bringing hundreds of students from across the country together with our sponsors to hack awesome projects and ideas to life over 24 hours. There will be plenty of amazing people, great prizes, and memorable times to be had, so mark your calendars for the weekend of September 24-25, 2015. In the meanwhile, check out some of the projects from our previous hackathon and dust off those ideas that have been sitting around all summer!

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Prizes

$6,349 in prizes

First Place

Awarded for the best hack in the competition. Winners choose between Xbox One S‎
OR $100 Amazon gift card
OR Parrot Bebop Drone
OR Harman/Kardon Onyx 3 Bluetooth Speakers

Second Prize

Awarded for the second best hack in the competition. Winners choose between Xbox One S‎ OR $100 Amazon gift card OR Parrot Bebop Drone OR Harman/Kardon Onyx 3 Bluetooth Speakers

Third Prize

Awarded for the thrid best hack in the competition. Winners choose between Xbox One S‎ OR $100 Amazon gift card OR Parrot Bebop Drone OR Harman/Kardon Onyx 3 Bluetooth Speakers

Best Health Hack

Awarded for the best hack that helps solve a health-related problem. Winners receive Fitbits.

Best Dartmouth Hack

Awarded for the best hack made by Dartmouth students. Winners receive a 2-pack of Tile GPS locator because Dartmouth students are always losing things.

DEN Business and Innovation Prize

Awarded to the most innovative hack with the best business plan and entrepreneurial spirit

Best Data Privacy Hack

Collector's Edition Watchdogs 2
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.

Best Hack Against Online Harassment

Hack Harassment Swag Bags
Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All hacks must be built at Dartmouth by registered and accepted participants
  • Teams may include up to four members

Requirements

  • A valid submission is a hack produced at HackDartmouth from start to finish.
  • Submissions must be made to DevPost by 1:30PM Sunday September 25. Please include an accurate description and photos of the hack.

Judges

Lorie Loeb

Lorie Loeb
Director/Cofounder of DALI Lab and Associate Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Tim Tregubov

Tim Tregubov
Technical Director of DALI Lab

Xia Zhou

Xia Zhou
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Wojciech Jarosz

Wojciech Jarosz
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Phil Ferneau

Phil Ferneau
Co-founder of Borealis Ventures and Professor at Tuck School of Business

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative is their hack? Have you seen many ideas like this before or is this very unique?
  • Technical
    Is their hack tech-savvy? Have they shown their skills well and shown how to effectively use technology to being an idea to life?
  • Design
    How creative and engaging is the design of their hack?
  • Impact
    Is their hack going to impact peoples lives positively? Are they helping a particular community?
  • Usage
    How easy to use and understandable is their hack?