Let's build visionary projects and futuristic hacks.

About

Hack to the Future Hackathon is a half-day, free event geared towards UVA undergrads. No coding experience necessary! Join us and build everything from websites to apps, and learn about exciting opportunities in the tech industry. We will have guest speakers, industry professionals, and workshops on coding. Let's start visionary projects that lead us to a better future- one with more equality and diversity. 

Our Theme

"We can't change the past, but we can still save the future. How can we build a better future?"

Deadline

April 6th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST

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Prizes

$1,040 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

This hack is for the best idea & implementation that exudes spirit of our event: Hack to the Future, and our organization: Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS). Teams with the highest score will be awarded: Google Home Minis.

Best Design (UI/UX) Hack

This hack is awarded to the team with the best user-centric design that really dives into not only aesthetics but also usability. Teams with the highest score will be awarded: Polaroid Cameras.

Best Beginner Hack

This hack is awarded to the best beginner team. Only teams with a majority of first-time hackers or a majority who are in (CS 2110 / CS 2102 & below) count as beginner team. Teams with the highest score will be awarded: Cracking the Coding Interview book and $15 Amazon gift card.

Best Sustainable Hack

This hack is sponsored by UVA FM. This hack goes to the team with the best project that will bring a sustainable future. Teams with the highest score will be awarded: UVA FM's sustainable snack pack set and utensils.

Best Overall Hack Runner-Up

This hack is for the 2nd best idea & implementation that exudes spirit of our event: Hack to the Future, and our organization: Women in Computing Sciences (WiCS). Teams with the 2nd highest score will be awarded: Google Home Minis.

Honorable Mentions (3)

This category was created during judging because we of how hard it was to judge. There were so many great hacks that met our criteria and deserves a mention even if it didn't come with a prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Only teams of registered participants of Hack to the Future are eligible. 

Registered participants must be UVA college/university students. 

Requirements

What to include in the submission:

1. Who will this hack impact?

2. How is the project innovative?

3. What frameworks and tools were used to build the project?

4. How can this project extend into the future and beyond our hackathon? 

Judging Criteria:

Impact: Who or what will benefit from this project? We encourage people to contribute back to the communities that they are in and make it better.

Innovation: Get out there and explore new ways to get things done. After all, we want a better future, not a better past. Expand your horizons by doing something different rather than stick to what everyone else has done.

Technicality: We want to reward the hackers that demonstrate technical prowess when making their projects because the future needs a strong foundation.

Viability: How feasible is this project? Can it continue into the future far beyond our half-day hackathon?

“Wow” Factor: Some projects are just that “wow”. This is up to the discretion of judges to identify projects that amazes people.

Judges

UVA WiCS

UVA WiCS

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation