Syracuse University's 24-hour HYBRID hackathon on Saturday, February 19th. Open to beginners!
Create anything from applications to websites. Work with a team or solo, and present your project the next day for the chance to win cool prizes!
Saturday, February 19th:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST Check-In - ATRIUM (In-Person Only)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST Opening Ceremony - LSB 001 and Zoom
12:00 pm EST Hacking Begins
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST Team Building Activity - LSB 001 and Zoom
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Networking - Discord (Some sponsors In-Person)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Workshop: Let's Learn Rust - LSB 105 and Zoom
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Workshop: Multicore C - LSB 105 and Zoom
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST Sponsored Workshop: Syracuse Open Data API - LSB 001 (In-Person Only)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Workshop: Preparing for Interviews in C++ - LSB 105 and Zoom
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST Sponsored Workshop: M&T Bank SPA Development - LSB 001 and Zoom
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Workshop: Multicore C - LSB 105 and Zoom
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST Workshop: Preparing for Interviews in C++ - LSB 105 and Zoom
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST MLH No Light HTML Event - Zoom Only
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST MLH Slideshow Event - Zoom Only
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Workshop Series AI: Reinforcement Learning 1 - LSB 105 and Zoom
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST Skribbl.io Activity - LSB 001 and Zoom
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST Workshop Series AI: Reinforcement Learning 2 - LSB 105 and Zoom
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST Workshop Series AI: Neural Nets 1 - LSB 105 and Zoom
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST Kareoke Activity - LSB 001 (In-Person Only)
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST Among Us - Zoom only
11:00 pm - 11:30 pm EST Amazon Prime Jeopardy - LSB 001 (In-Person Only)
11:30 pm - 12:00 pm EST Virtual Amazon Prime Jeopardy - Zoom Only
11:00 pm - 12:00 am EST Workshop Series AI: Neural Nets 2 - LSB 105 and Zoom
Sunday, February 20th:
2:00 am - 2:30 am EST Big Jenga Activity - ATRIUM (In-Person Only)
12:00 pm EST Hacking Ends
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST Judging
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Hacker Expo - ATRIUM and Zoom
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST Jackbox Activity - LSB 001 and Zoom
4:00 pm EST Closing Ceremony - LSB 001 and Zoom
- Submissions will automatically be considered for 1st-3rd place. To be considered for other catagories, they must be selected upon submission.
- Submission deadline at 12pm. Anything submitted after will not be considered.
- Project submission must only be for CuseHacks and cannot be an old project. Hackers cannot work for multiple team submissions.
- Boilerplate projects are acceptable if licensed properly and you must document the dependencies.
- Submissions must include a 2-5 minute video as an overview/demonstration of your hack. Anything past 6 minutes will not be watched. Github repository is strongly encouraged.
- Code is required for all categories except the CNR (Code Not Required) Category
JBL Mini Speaker
Apple Air Tag
Best Beginner Hack
Most Fun or Unique Hack
Smart Color Changing Lightbulb
Best Community Hack
Best Community Hack that includes IDEA values or focuses on sustainability or accessibility.
Best CNR (Code Not Required)
Projects include pitches, UX/UI designs and failed code.
Best Use of AssemblyAI API
Build the best project using the AssemblyAI API. Each person on the winning team will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
MLH Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Include domain name/s in the Devpost submission!
MLH Best Use of Google Cloud
Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack
MLH Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio Swag Box
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and more right into your hackathon project using web service APIs
MLH Most Creative Use of Github
GitHub Octocat Statue, Plushy & Sticker bundle. Must sign up for GitHub Global Campus and use a GitHub repository to be eligible. Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
MLH Best Use of CockroachDB
3D Printing Pen for winning team, t-shirt for all projects that use CockroachDB while supplies last.
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database
MLH Best Use of DeSo
$100 worth of $DESO coin & a DeSo branded tumbler
DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While blockchains like Avalanche or Solana cost $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
EECS Department Chair
EECS Assistant Professor
EECS Assistant Professor
Director of Employer Relations
iSchool Adjunct Professor
EECS Assistant Teaching Professor
CuseHacks Founder, Twitter SWE
Luxoft UX Architect
Ph.D Computer Science
CEO & Co-founder of Forward Kitchens
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