Welcome to Beaverhacks Winter 2022

Presented by Oregon State University's Hackathon Club, our quarterly hackathons ("Beaverhacks") gives the OSU community opportunities to learn new skills, build cool stuff, and compete for prizes. We’re beginner-friendly, inclusive of all backgrounds, and focused on fun!

You can build your project in any way and in the format you'd like, e.g. web app, mobile app, browser extension...the possibilities are endless! This quarter's hackathon theme is data -- and you can build your project in any way that reflects that, however note that judges will rate your project according to its relevance to the theme (check out the other judging criteria below!).

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 5th - 5:00 PM PST (8:00 PM EST)

  • Opening Ceremony Kick-off / Hackathon starts!

Sunday, January 9th - 3:00 PM PST (6:00 PM EST)

  • Hacking ends / Project Submission Deadline

Sunday, January 9th - 5:00 PM PST (8:00 PM EST)

  • Project Demos / Q&A

Judges' results will be announced the following week.

Registration

We've streamlined our registration process to only registering on DevPost. :) Through DevPost, you are also able to notify other participants that you are looking for a team or have formed a team. If you would like to build your project solo, you will still be asked for a team name upon project submission. (It's more fun!)

Also note that participants must be a member of the Oregon State University Hackathon Club in order to be eligible to participate. Sign up on IdeaLogic.

Requirements

A completed project submission will include:

  • Link to a video demonstration of the project (screen recording + audio) with a max-duration of 5 minutes. We recommend uploading your video to Youtube (make sure the privacy setting is public or unlisted). 
    • Feel free to use this template as a starting point for your video presentation. It's not required and no extra points will be given. We have found, however, that presentations with a solid structure do a better job communicating the project to the judges so please keep that in mind in coming up with your format.
  • Link to Github repository - the entire commit history must be present
  • Link to repl on Repl.it (only if submitting a console app)
  • Detailed description about your app - this information will help the judges assess and review your work!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$400 in prizes

First Place - Overall

This prize goes to the highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

Second Place - Overall

This prize goes to the second highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

Third Place - Overall

This prize goes to the third highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

First Place - New Student

This award goes to the highest-scoring new student team. New student teams that won any of the "Overall" prizes are ineligible for this prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Danielle Safonte

Danielle Safonte
Professor, Oregon State University

Jack Yinger

Jack Yinger
FPGA & Software Developer, Microsoft

Elizabeth Ponce

Elizabeth Ponce
Systems Engineer, Airbnb

Adam Venezia

Adam Venezia
Software Engineer, Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically impressive is the project? (Based on project execution.)
  • User Experience
    How usable is the project? (Based on project execution.)
  • Creativity
    How creative is the project? (Based on the project concept.)
  • Adherence to Theme
    How well does the project fit with the hackathon theme? This should be based entirely on the project's concept.
  • Impact
    How impactful is this project in terms of utility or fun? Does it fill a necessity or provide entertainment?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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