T9Hacks is a 24 hour hackathon at the University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute that brings together students for a day of creativity, building, and hacking. Our goals this upcoming spring is to increase participation of women and people new to hackathons and to create an opportunity for students to explore new technologies, solve problems, and create something amazing with a team. Women occupy only 26% of IT positions and 18% of engineering majors in universities, and we want to help raise those numbers!
Best Use of the Color Purple
At T9Hacks, we love the color Purple. Make some part of your project purple and compete for this delicious prize!
No Coding Hack
No programming required. Create a project without writing a single line of code. Use items and resources from everyday life to create a project. This can be an art project, a marketing campaign, a board game, whatever your mind comes up with.
Most Creative Hack
Create a project that thinks outside of the box. Add a surprising twist or subversive element to your project. The wilder idea, the better.
Best Marketing of a Hack
Did you create a really cool UI for your app? A great logo for your site? An entire marketing plan for your project? This track celebrates those who put serious effort into how their project is visually displayed or marketed. Any type of marketing counts for this prize.
Best Beginner Hack
New to programming? Did you go to our Intro to Code workshop and write your first line of code this weekend? This track is for you!
Empower Women with Mapquest
Create an application that uniquely utilizes MapQuest's location-based APIs & SDKs while empowering women.
Prize: wireless headphones
Best Hack to Reduce Online Harassment
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com
Register a funny or creative domain name. Best domain wins!
Prize: Domain.com Swag Bag
Best Use of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Best Use of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Prize: $250 AWS credit
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Participants: Individuals 18 and up who are currently enrolled in as a higher education student, or who have graduated in the last year.
Teams: Any size, but prizes will only be given to 4 people.
Location: You must be present at the hackathon in Boulder, Colorado.
Starting at noon on Saturday, February 25th, you are free to build anything you set your mind to. That includes software and hardward projects, mobile apps, creative designs, websites, wearable technology... and the list goes on! Come prepared with an open mind, enthusiasm, and creativity.
How to enter
To enter, go to http://t9hacks.org/#registration and fill out the registration for yourself and friends!
Brittany Ann Kos
All projects that are submitted must be completely new work.