Local Hack Day is a 12 hour hack day on your school's campus that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology.

On December 3rd 2016, other students around the world will be simultaneously hosting their own Local Hack Day at their school, resulting in the single largest day of student hacking ever.

Throughout the day, there will be awesome chatrooms, and fun activities that you can use to meet students in your local community as well as across the globe.

Whether you're a seasoned hackathon veteran or have never been to a hackathon before, Local Hack Day is the best way to kick off the 2017 MLH Hackathon Season.

Visit lhd.gmu.io for live info during the event

Eligibility

Must be physcially at Local Hack Day @ GMU as a registered attendee, and must be a current George Mason University student.

Teams cannot exceed four (4) members.

Must abide by Major League Hacking's Code of Conduct 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$700 in prizes

First Place

Each member receives (maximum 4)
• Amazon Echo Dot (voice controlled AI assistant with an open API).
• Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack (includes the computer, memory, and a number of adapters).
• Steve Krug's book on usability "Don't Make Me Think".

Second Place

Each member receives (maximum 4)
• Raspberry Pi Zero Budget Pack (includes the computer, memory, and a number of adapters)
• Steve Krug's book on usability "Don't Make Me Think".

Third Place

Each member receives (maximum 4)
• Steve Krug's book on usability "Don't Make Me Think".

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

David Haynes

David Haynes
SRCT Vice President

Mark Stenglein

Mark Stenglein
SRCT Secretary

Daniel Bond

Daniel Bond
SRCT Co-founder

Patrick Murray

Patrick Murray
Token Australian

Jason Yeomans

Jason Yeomans
SRCT President

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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