Hack Upstate

April 5th & 6th

Unite, facilitate & collaborate


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About



Hack Upstate is a weekend hackathon that happens twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible products.

MISSION




Hack Upstate intends to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York's technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.

PRIZES

Thanks to our awesome sponsors for generously contributing the following prizes



Grand Prize

Best overall hack

3 Pebble Smartwatches

Second Place Prize

Runner-up hack

Arduino Starter Kits

Spark Core Prize

Best hardware / software product:

2 Spark Cores

Dwolla Prize

Best use of Dwolla's payment API:

4 Raspberry Pi starter kits

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Where

The Technology Garden
235 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13202
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JUDGES



Mark Headd

Chief Data Officer
City of Philadelphia

Patrick Danial

Chief Technology Officer
Terakeet

Dr. Len Popyack

Executive Director
Cyber Research Institute

Aaron Batchelder

Founder
Tooth Fairy Tech



CRITERIA


  1. Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  2. Wow factor (20%)
  3. Execution (20%)
  4. Polished Demo (20%)
  5. Multidisciplinary product (20%)


SCHEDULE

Food and beverages will be provided to participants throughout the entire event



Saturday April 5th

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking

Sunday April 6th

  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards ceremony

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