Hack Potsdam

Hack Potsdam is a 24 hour student run hackathon where a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

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Eligibility

All matriculated students, alumni, and professors are welcome to attend!

Requirements

You can build whatever you would like using whatever tools you want.

Please include your code repositires (we recommend using GitHub) and your powerpoint slide deck for presentations if possible.

Judges

William Kennedy

William Kennedy
Ardan Labs

Jason Rotella

Jason Rotella
GE Digital

Tim Fossum

Tim Fossum
Professor Emeritus, SUNY Potsdam

Jeanna Matthews

Jeanna Matthews
Professor at Clarkson University

Dr. Brian Ladd

Dr. Brian Ladd
Associate Professor

Judging Criteria

  • DEMO / PRESENTATION
    You'll have 5 minutes for a demo where you tell us all about your project, followed by a Q/A. We recommend a quick powerpoint. We're interested in how you solved problems as well as the technologies & tools you used.
  • POLISH / DESIGN / EXECUTION
    Did your team successfully execute your project concept? Is it usable? Does it work? Is it well designed? Is the user experience smooth?
  • TECHNICAL ASPECT
    Does your project utilize a wide range of tools and technologies? Were there real technical challenges you had to overcome?
  • ORIGINALITY & CREATIVITY
    Is the project new and something that hasn't been attempted before? How does this approach a unique solution to a problem?