The Best 24-Hour Hardware Focused Hackathon

DragonHacks 2019 is the best 24-hour hardware-focused hackathon event hosted by Drexel University IEEE on April 20th - 21st 2019 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. DragonHacks 2019 is bringing in the brightest minds of the world's best schools to spend 24 hours to create groundbreaking new products from scratch!

We will have more than enough East coast exclusive food and caffeine to energize hungry and excited hackers. With an amazing pool of prizes this year, your sleepless efforts will be rewarded!

Hacking begins at 2 PM Saturday, January 20th right after the 1 PM opening ceremony and ends at 2 PM Sunday, January 21st. You must submit your project to Devpost. In order to be eligible for prizes, you also must participate in the Sunday judging.

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Prizes

$3,670 in prizes

DragonHacks 2019 - Grand Prize

The Grand Prize will be given to the team with the best overall hack. Each member of the winning team will have 1st choice of prizes from the prize pool

DragonHacks 2019 - 2nd Place

The second place prize will be given to the first runners-up. Team members will have the 2nd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

DragonHacks 2019 - 3rd Place

The third place prize will be given to the second runners-up. Team members will have the 3rd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

Organizers' Choice Award

The Organizers' Choice Award will be given to the team organizers deem the best. Team members will have the 4th choice of prizes from the prize pool.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Mini for each member in the winning group!
Description of Challenge: Use any Google Cloud Platform product (including Firebase) to qualify. See all our products at https://cloud.google.com/products/.

Best Hack that Promotes Accessibility

The winner will have a project that focusses on making something more accessible to people or implementing accessible standards in an exceptional format. For more details, reach out to Stephen Gross from DrexelCHI.

Best Hack/Website on .TECH Domain

TECH Category Prize of Amazon Gift Voucher of $200 for the team that hosts the best hack / project on a .TECH domain

MLH - Best Domain Registered with 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 Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

MLH - Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

MLH - Best Use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones, max 4 per team. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program within two weeks of the event will receive an additional $500 reward.

MLH - Best use of Transposit

Only 24 hours to create your project? No problem, Create an app and compose different APIs together with the worlds first API composition platform, Transposit. Each winning team member will receive a $50 Amazon gift card, max per team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Individuals must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be at DragonHacks to work on a project for submission
  • Teams must not exceed a group of 5 Members
  • Please show your ID at registration
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins
  • You cannot steal another team's source code
  • The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards
  • Please comply with all instructions from the volunteers
  • List your universities when you submit
  • Submit your team name and/or number  

Judges

Bryan Uber

Bryan Uber
PECO

Regenald Kramer

Regenald Kramer
GS1 Global

Joseph Meehan

Joseph Meehan
Boeing

Stephen Gross

Stephen Gross
DrexelCHI

Kathy Han

Kathy Han
Dell Boomi

Rohan Jain

Rohan Jain
Dell Boomi

Alex

Alex
Google

Bethany

Bethany
Google

Chris Deitsch

Chris Deitsch
IEEE - Philadelphia

Ali

Ali
Major League Hacking

Jeet

Jeet
Major League Hacking

Alfredo Flores

Alfredo Flores
Drexel IEEE

Joseph Theoharakis

Joseph Theoharakis
Drexel IEEE

Mridul Awasthi

Mridul Awasthi
Drexel IEEE

Zizi Elgamal

Zizi Elgamal
Drexel IEEE

Anvita Mishra

Anvita Mishra
Drexel IEEE

Judging Criteria

  • Organizers' Choice Award
  • Best Use of Google Cloud Platform
    Use any Google Cloud Platform product (including Firebase) to qualify. See all our products at https://cloud.google.com/products/.
  • Best Hack that Promotes Accessibility
    The winner will have a project that focuses on making something more accessible to people or implementing accessible standards in an exceptional format. For more details, reach out to Stephen Gross from DrexelCHI
  • Best Hack/Website on .TECH Domain
    TECH Category Prize of $200 for the team that hosts the best hack / project on a .TECH domain