Calling All Hackers, Builders & Innovators,
Hack@CEWIT is back at for it's fourth annual hackathon at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University! In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking and Softheon, this year's theme is Machine Learning, Blockchain, Security, and Social Impact.
Join us for President's Day weekend, February 14-16, 2020, to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus while competing for over $5K in prizes!
Interested in hacking, partnering, or have questions for our team? Visit hack.cewit.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the 2019 recap
See you at Hack@CEWIT!
$5,650 in prizes
Top-Tier: Undergrad Best in Show
All team members must be an undergraduate student.
Top-Tier: Graduate Best in Show
All team members must be a graduate student.
Best Newbie Hack: Great Potential
Potential for implementation and great accomplishment hacking for the first time. First time hackers only.
Best Social Impact: Good for Mankind
Technology today can be used in many ways for the greater good. This hack will create the largest and most effective positive change.
Machine Learning: AI Taking Over
Think you know what A.I. could be capable of? Show us! The hack bringing us closer to the future.
Best Security Hack: The Future of Safety
Security can refer to many categories: Cyber Security, Home Security, Personal Security, etc. The prize will be awarded to the best overall security hack.
Best Use of Blockchain: The Most Trusted
This award will be presented to the team who can demonstrate the best use of blockchain for validating transactions and showing trust on a decentralized ledger
Best Dressed: Ease of Use
This award will be given to the hack with the most ease of function, user capability, and overall experience and appearance.
MLH: Best use of Google Cloud
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 will receive a Google Nest Mini.
MLH: Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a domain 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.
MLH: Best Automation Hack with UiPath
Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!
Softheon’s Pick: Most Privacy-Conscious Hack
Many recent innovations have come with real or perceived trade-offs of privacy. This award will go to a hack that takes care to protect its users in an area where privacy is significant.
Softheon’s Pick: Most Creative Use of Outside Data
Softheon recognizes a team that creatively incorporates real-world data into their hack. Data may be pulled from public sources or generated by the hack itself.
IP Video Pick: Pi-Butler
Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
PI-BUTLER responds to spoken words. The winning team will need to create a unit which does the following: Capture and transcribes spoken words, parses the spoken words for commands, and perform actions based on commands. Bonus points for adding bluetooth detection and machine learning capabilities!
Payfone Pick: Most Original use of the Payfone API
Win an Oculus Quest!
The best use of the Payfone API in a new and creative way, leveraging mobile device possession, ownership, and or behavior in an exciting new way.
Netsmart’s Pick: Netsmart Measures What Matters
Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.
Make your Grafana dashboard(s) have a meaningful story to tell about the health, activity, or utilization of your solution. Bonus points for actionable alerts for operational support.
Viacom’s Pick: Best ViaCBS·Tech Hack
Win a Yubikey security key.
The best hack at CEWIT that may include content use of: video, image, audio, interactive content | media experiences – these may include: technology utilizing AR/ VR/ AI/ blockchain.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Valid student ID required at check-in. Max 4 per team.
All hacks must be submitted by 9:00am on Sunday, February 16th!
Founder, Major League Hacking
Director, Communications & Devices Division, CEWIT
Professor, Stony Brook University
Director of Engineering, Softheon
Software Engineer, Softheon
Senior Software Engineer, Zebra Technology
Director of Research, Development, and Strategic Initiatives, Payfone
VP, Engineering & Principal Architect, Netsmart
Software Architect, Netsmart
Principal Architect, Netsmart
Vice President Operations & Product Development, IPVideo
Executive Director, Henry Schein
Manager, Global Innovation Center, Henry Schein
Director of Software Engineering, Viacom
Coordinator, Software Engineering, Viacom
Lead Programmer/Analyst, Stony Brook University Police
Professor, Stony Brook University
Criteria I: Innovation
Innovation - The most innovative apps are new concepts that solve a problem in a unique way with new features.
Criteria II: User Interface / User Experience
User Interface / User Experience - The best apps are intuitive, visually appealing, and designed for the intended user
Criteria III: Overall Quality
Overall Quality - The best apps are aligned with system design and software engineering best practices and are well polished.
Criteria IV: Technical Complexity
Technical Complexity - The best apps have a sophisticated design.
Criteria V: Quality of Pitch / Project Impact
Quality of Pitch / Project Impact - The best apps have a clear business potential or broad impact (e.g., social, educational, etc.).