HackTCNJ 2021 is a virtual 24 hour hackathon dedicated to fun, coding, learning, and socialization. During the event, there will be workshops and activities for participants to take a break from their projects and learn new things!

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Prizes

$370 in prizes

Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a portable only version of the Nintendo Switch.

Polaroid Cameras

Polaroids are instant print cameras that are small and portable.

Mini Projector

Google Cloud NorthFace Backpack

First place prize for Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Cloud Parkland Backpack

Second place prize for Best Use of Google Cloud

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

Prize for Best Domain Registered with Domain.com. Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Grove Beginner Kit

Prize for Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key. Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Blue Snowball Mic

Prize for Best use of DataStax Astra. Apache Cassandra is one of the most widely used database technologies in modern computing with a proven track record of scalability. Just ask Apple, Netflix and eBay. Build a hack using DataStax Astra’s Cassandra-made-easy service and gain in-demand skills along with a chance to win Blue Snowball Microphones for you and your whole team. It’s easy to sign up with 5GB free and no credit card needed. Start becoming a Cassandra expert today!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

When you submit, you must include a GitHub repository link, as well as upload a video demonstration of your project. 

Judges

Fawziyah

Fawziyah

Sharif Mohammad Shahnewaz Ferdous

Sharif Mohammad Shahnewaz Ferdous

Thomas Holland

Thomas Holland

Josh Grabenstein

Josh Grabenstein

Ethan Zeigler

Ethan Zeigler

Orlando J. Hernandez

Orlando J. Hernandez

Tomer Aberbach

Tomer Aberbach

Larry Pearlstein

Larry Pearlstein

Sejong Yoon

Sejong Yoon

Sophia Goldberg

Sophia Goldberg

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness
    Is your project complete and in working condition? Or are there bugs to fix?
  • Creativity
    How different is your project from others out there like it? Does it solve a problem in a new and creative manor? Are you passionate about your project?
  • Clarity
    Is the purpose of the project clear? Do you have clearly defined goals that you set out to achieve? Can anyone understand the intent by hearing a brief elevator pitch of it?
  • Adherence to Category
    Does the project feel like it should fit within the category it was entered in?
  • Depth
    How thorough is the project? Does the project show potential for expansion and refinement?
  • Development of Skills
    Does the project show that the team learned new skills or built upon existing skills?

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