This November 13-15th, some of the nation's best and brightest hackers will converge at Princeton University to create unforgettable software and hardware projects.

This November 13-15, HackPrinceton will bring together over 600 of the nation's most promising developers and designers to create incredible software and hardware projects. Meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside seasoned mentors. Whether you’re making your first mobile app or are ready to jump onboard the most developed hardware track in the country, join us for 36 glorious hours of learning.

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Eligibility

  • All hacks must be built by registered and accepted HackPrinceton attendees.
  • Teams must consist of no more than five members.
  • Hackers must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and present enrollment identification (i.e. student ID) to a HackPrinceton organizer when asked.
  • Due to university liability requirements, individuals must be over 18 years old. 

Requirements

We welcome both hardware and software hacks! We're looking forward to what you produce, but please keep the following in mind.

Submissions should be reasonably complete to be considered for any prizes and reimbursements. They must be submitted to Devpost by 9:00 AM on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. No late submissions will be accepted, so please submit with time to spare! If you're stuck, there will be mentors around to help you out. Keep content appropriate and please try to be aware of what has been done before. The judges love to see original ideas at play, not rehashes of what has been around for years. The completeness of a hack will be at the organizer's discretion. Please include a video or photo of the working product, and link to the source code (GitHub, etc.).

Judges

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Amir Malik
CTO at PIA

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Dimitri Lemmerman
Dev at Two Sigma

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J. Maurice
VP of Network Operations at PIA

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Karim Atiyeh
CTO at Paribus

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Pablo Pera Mira
Director of Android Engineering at Hooks Technologies Inc. and Co-founder at Androidsx

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Scott Hartley
Partner at Metamorphic Ventures

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Shaun Springer
Founder & CEO at Astro, makers of TwistHome

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Steven Greenberg
Analyst at ff VC

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William Martin
Head of Product at Floored

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How original is the idea? Is it simply a repackaging of a previous project (i.e. Floppy Bird) or is it something that has never been done before? Projects can also blend two concepts together in a refreshing new way (i.e. chocolate-covered bacon).
  • Design
    Does it feel like a quickly hacked-together project, or something that is well thought out? Is the user experience and interface smooth and well-designed?
  • Usefulness
    Can this hack be used in real life to better somebody's life? Is it enough to justify people wanting to use it?
  • Enjoyment
    Is the project zany, interesting or just plain amusing? Will it bring a smile to the face of those who see it, whether they are adults, teenagers or little kids?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Does the project take on technical challenges? What parts of the project did your team invent, and how did you build upon existing tools and technologies?