Hack@CEWIT: Machine Learning, Blockchain, Security, and Social Impact. President's Day Weekend 2020, Stony Brook University

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 hack@cewit.org. Check out the 2019 recap

See you at Hack@CEWIT!

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Prizes

$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.

Eligibility

All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Valid student ID required at check-in. Max 4 per team.

Requirements

All hacks must be submitted by 9:00am on Sunday, February 16th!

Judges

Jonathan Gottfried

Jonathan Gottfried
Founder, Major League Hacking

Fan Ye

Fan Ye
Director, Communications & Devices Division, CEWIT

Richard McKenna

Richard McKenna
Professor, Stony Brook University

JP Pennisi

JP Pennisi
Director of Engineering, Softheon

Eidan Jacob

Eidan Jacob
Software Engineer, Softheon

Scott Herskovitz

Scott Herskovitz
CEO, Qosina

Chris Kowalewski

Chris Kowalewski
Senior Software Engineer, Zebra Technology

Jeff Naujok

Jeff Naujok
Director of Research, Development, and Strategic Initiatives, Payfone

Ryan Behan

Ryan Behan
VP, Engineering & Principal Architect, Netsmart

Matthew Gelman

Matthew Gelman
Software Architect, Netsmart

Wan Li

Wan Li
Principal Architect, Netsmart

Frank Jacovino

Frank Jacovino
Vice President Operations & Product Development, IPVideo

Daniel Holewienko

Daniel Holewienko
Executive Director, Henry Schein

Michelle Huber

Michelle Huber
Manager, Global Innovation Center, Henry Schein

Peter Birdsall

Peter Birdsall
Director of Software Engineering, Viacom

Amanda D'Aquila

Amanda D'Aquila
Coordinator, Software Engineering, Viacom

Steven Wong

Steven Wong
Lead Programmer/Analyst, Stony Brook University Police

Paul Fodor

Paul Fodor
Professor, Stony Brook University

Judging Criteria

  • 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.).

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Cybersecurity
  • Social Good