Introducing EcoHacks, a student-run virtual hackathon dedicated to nurturing a love for programming into a catalyst for finding technological fixes to address environmental issues that plague our world. Our goal is to bring together motivated students of all experience levels to an event where they can develop industry skills, exercise and learn technical knowledge necessary to project building, and demonstrate vital communication and leadership skills all while putting their best effort towards improving the environment! On September 2nd-4th, an estimated 700 students will spend the weekend crafting projects, learning vital technical knowledge, and combining a love for programming with an initiative to solve global challenges.

Our Website: https://www.ecohacks.net

Registration Form: https://forms.gle/HKJTQSRCJ5hcS1288

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/MXSJUBzHUy

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecohacks22/

Contact Us: contact@ecohacks.net

 

Requirements

Any application of technology that addresses one of the modern environmental issues is valid. 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$203,287 in prizes

1st Place

The winning team will receive a $200 cash value prize. Each team member (up until 4) will additionally receive a $375 value Wolfram award. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

2nd Place

The 2nd place team will recieve a $150 cash value prize. Each team member (up until 4) will additionally receive a $375 value Wolfram award. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

3rd Place

The 3rd place team will recieve a $50 cash value prize. Each team member (up until 4) will additionally receive a $375 value Wolfram award. This award is for a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Women Hack

The best all-women team will receive a $100 cash prize for the whole team as well as Living Carbon Hoodies and Caps for each team member. Additionally, they will receive free Interview Buddy asynchronous interviews.

Best COVID-19 Hack

The team with the best project that incorporates a COVID-19 element will receive a $100 cash prize in addition to Living Carbon Hoodies and Caps for each team member. Additionally, they will receive free Interview Buddy asynchronous interviews.

Best Beginner Hack

1st place beginner will receive $50 in cash and Living Carbon hoodies and caps. Additionally, they will receive free Interview Buddy asynchronous interviews.

2nd Place Beginner Hack

The 2nd place beginner will receive $30 in cash. Additionally, they will receive free Interview Buddy asynchronous interviews.

3rd Place Beginner Hack

The 3rd place beginner team will receive $20 in cash. Additionally, they will receive free Interview Buddy asynchronous interviews.

Honorable Mention (4)

Each honorable mention team will receive a $25 AOPS coupon.

Raffle

1 AOPS 25$ coupon
1 Desmos $45 code

Free Participation Prizes (618)

Taskade Unlimited: Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for all participants. ($108 Value)
Interview Buddy Vouchers: 90% off discount for system-driven asynchronous mock interviews. ($12 value)
Echo3D: All participants are eligible to receive this whether they win an event or not. It is a cloud platform for 3D/AR/VR that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D/AR/VR games, apps, and content.($89 value)
Centered App Lifetime subscription: Lifetime subscription to Application around Organization and Flow States ($110)
Balsamiq Cloud 90 Day Subscription

Most Creative Use of Github - MLH

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Best Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Best Domain Name with Domain.com - MLH

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com Branded Backpack.

Best Use of Velo by Wix - MLH

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development time without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript frontend and backend, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Best Sustainability Hack Sponsored by Avanade - MLH

Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!

Best Use of Google Cloud - MLH

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

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Judges

Brian Da Cruz

Brandon Yan

Brandon Yan

Jeffrey Zhang

Joshua Diao

Mohnish Chakravarti

Mohnish Chakravarti
CEO/Founder of Shippy & Operations Research Major at Columbia University

Sambhav Jain

Sambhav Jain
CEO of startup, SalesForce Product Manager, & Operations Research Major at Columbia University

Ranis Sharifullin

Ranis Sharifullin
Product Manager of Oil Gas Company

Roman Blinov

Roman Blinov
Software Engineer / Python Developer at DataArt

Alina Shesteriokva

Alina Shesteriokva
Senior Design Expert at VEON

Azamat Nurkhojayev

Azamat Nurkhojayev
Lead Developer at Home Credit Bank

Denis Matveev

Denis Matveev
System Administrator/DevOps at Ignitia AB

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Senior Java Software Engineer – Ultimeta

Anton Gubarev

Anton Gubarev
Senior Software Engineer | Platform Engineer | Speaker

Aleksei Sharypov

Aleksei Sharypov
Lead Software Developer at VKPay

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness
    Is the idea for the project creative and innovative?
  • Design
    Is the layout of the project well planned?
  • Viability
    Does the project demonstrate a real solution to a real problem?
  • Potential Impact
    Does the project have the potential to be expanded to a larger audience?
  • Video Presentation
    Is the developer(s) knowledgeable and confident about the technologies behind their project? Was the presentation clear and well spoken?

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