PennApps XX is scheduled for September 6-8th, 2019 at the Penn Engineering Campus in Philadelphia. The eighteenth iteration of the nation's first college hackathon is upping the hackathon to new extremes, with the world's top and most promising hackers coming together to tackle real world problems using the latest in hardware and software.
Teams will start working on their hacks on Friday night and continue working until Sunday morning. All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost.
$101,390 in prizes
Each winning team member will receive an iPad Pro or Surface Pro 6; Fitbit Charge 3; Gift card to Amazon prime, hulu+spotify, hbo, or netflix; Lyft Prize package; MLH medal
Each winning team member will receive a Fitbit Charge 3; Gift card to Amazon prime, hulu+spotify, hbo, or netflix; MLH Medal
Each winning team member will receive a Polaroid zip; Gift card to Amazon prime, hulu + spotify, hbo, or netflix; Wharton Risk Center Amazon Gift Cards; MLH Medal
Top 10 (10)
Each team member of the top 10 teams will a Voiceflow Premium and a Waterproof Camera
Top 30 (30)
Each team member of the top 30 teams will receive a 30-day trial to Wolfram|One Personal Edition; one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro; Wireless charger
Best Growth Over the Years Route
As we celebrate our 20th iteration, we can't help but look back on how we've grown along the way. Many other organizations and companies can benefit from ways to track their growth, and this route is the opportunity to create them! This route focuses on all elements of growth: tracking, stimulating, and analyzing.
Each winner will receive a Fitbit Charge 3 and an Anker Power Bank.
Best Open Source Contribtuion
The open source community is near and dear to many hackers' hearts, and we want to give you the opportunity to contribute! We'll have prominent open-source community members from around the Philadelphia area to introduce you to various projects, help you as you work on them, and judge the contributions that you've made at the end!
Each winner will receive a Sony WH-CH700N Headphones
Best Social Good Hack
Technology has the power to transform our world for the better. Whether the idea is facilitating investments in clean energy (CoPower) or helping people monitor improvements in their mental health (MEMOTEXT), we’re confident that this route has the potential for some groundbreaking hacks.
Each winner will receive a Portable photo printer
Best Hack for Resilience (3)
Sponsored by the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center.
First place: Electric Scooter Second place: Amazon gift card
Given to the hack that is the most popular among hackers.
Each winning team member will receive a Logitech MX Master 2S mouse
Best Hardware Hack
Got hardware? Awarded to the best hack where the main focus is on hardware.
Each winner will receive a Philips Hue starter kit
Best Blockchain Hack
Each winner will receive a SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical keyboard
Best UI/UX Hack
Given to the hack displaying the best user interface and offering an optimal user experience. Each winner will receive a Polaroid printer
Best Entertainment Hack
Given to the hack displaying the best user interface and offering an optimal user experience. Each winner will receive a GoPro Hero Session
Best Humor Hack
Hacks that give us the funnies. Each winner will receive a George Foreman Grill and Pacman Connect and Play
Best Health Hack
This prize goes to the hack with the most potential to improve our health or health care experience. Each team member will receive a Fitbit Versa
Best Education Hack
Each member of the winning team will receive a Skillshare subscription
Best AR/VR Prize by Facebook
Each member of the winning team will receive an Oculus Go
Best Shopping Hack by Honey
Each member of the winning team will receive Honey Gold credit
Best Hack that Helps the Community by CBRE
Each member of the winning team will receive a Amazon gift card
Best Use of the Goldman Sachs Marquee API by Goldman Sachs
Each member of the winning team will receive a Nintendo switch
Best Financial Hack by Capital One
Each member of the winning team will receive a $300 Amazon gift card
Best Data Usability Hack by Kensho
Each member of the winning team will receive a Beyerdynamic DT 770 headphones
Best Use of AWS AI/ML by AWS (3)
Best Auto/Transport Hack by ACV Auctions
Each winner will receive an Oculus Go
Best Use of Twilio API presented by Twilio
Each winning member will receive Sonos Smart Speakers
Best Use of Google Cloud presented by Google Cloud and MLH (2)
Best use of any Google Cloud Product in your project(cloud.google.com/products). The winning 1st place team members will receive Google Cloud Minis, Cloud Patagonia Backpacks, Cloud pillows, Cloud trophies and Cloud water bottles. 2nd place team members will get Google Cloud Mini's
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com branded backpack for each team member.
Best Automation Hack with UiPath
Build an automation hack with UiPath Studio and submit it through UiPath Connect! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack.
Best InsurTech by III
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and attend the PennApps expo to show off what you built. You must demo at the expo and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes. Furthermore, you must submit on Devpost and be present at your expo table to be eligible for travel reimbursements.
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack a functional, working project, rather than just an idea?