T9Hacks is hosting its 7th Hackathon from Feb. 18, 4:30 PM through Feb. 19, 9:00 PM. This year's 24-hour hackathon is themed, "Go Beyond", and the event will be in-person (in compliance with our university's policy), at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder. Interested participants, please register with your information using our form.
This year's tracks are as follows:
Climate Change (Sponsored by Mission Zero)
Additional details, including directions to the ATLAS Institute and our schedule, are at T9Hacks.org
There will be several workshops throughout the event, some hosted by our sponsors and others hosted by some of CU Boulder's faculty members. The workshops vary in content, so we encourage you to explore whatever catches your interest and learn something new!
We will have mentors available to provide assistance throughout the event; whether that's brainstorming and providing advice on the first night or helping with technical debugging on through the second day, mentors will be here to help you and your team with your project if needed.
There will be fun side events throughout the event to break up your hacking marathons! These events will hosted by T9Hacks organization team members and Women in Computing (WIC), CU Boulder's student group dedicated to supporting women and diversity in computing.
We highly encourage you to submit your project to Devpost. You put in all this work, we would love to see what you've dedicated time to during our event! If you have any questions, you can review Devpost's help center here.
If you want your project to be judged and considered for an award, you must both submit your project to Devpost and present during project demos. Additionally, please fill out this Google form so that we can prepare your project for judging and demos.
Best in Climate Change
Awarded to the project with the highest overall score in the Climate Change track. Thank you to Mission Zero for sponsoring this project track!
Best in Accessibility
Awarded to the project with the highest overall score in the Accessibility track.
Best in Empathy
Awarded to the project with the highest overall score in the Empathy track.
Best in Education
Awarded to the project with the highest overall score in the Education track.
Best Use of Purple
Awarded to the project with the best usage of the color purple.
Outstanding Beginner Award
Awarded to the project with a fantastic overall score and at least 2 members of the team being first-time hackers.
Best in Web / Web3
Awarded to the project with the best website or usage of Web3. Thank you to Earnifi for sponsoring this prize!
Organizer's Choice Award
Awarded to an outstanding project that the T9Hacks organizing team wishes to recognize.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
SMARTICLES AND CREATIVITY
Reinventing the wheel, no matter how awesome the wheel is, is quite banal. Exploration of ideas is a value we want all hackers to pursue. We're looking for novel hacks engineered from the minds of our awesome hackers.
We are looking for hacks that are not only functional but are designed well. There needs to be clear thought put into the user experience and over design of their idea. How visually appealing is the idea?
We want to see what you've learned. T9hacks is about learning and exploring technology, so show us where you came into the competition and show us what you've learned in the last 24-hours.
We are looking for hacks that are well-built and could easily be continued to become a viable product. The hack should be more than just a pitch. The project solves a real problem and can be carried out in a feasible manner.
Hacks can easily have a variety of ranges of difficulty. We want to reward hackers who demonstrate a large amount of technical prowess in the projects created.
Hackers should contribute to their field of interest so that their work can benefit the community. The hack attempts to solve an important problem in the given track the team applies for, leaving a positive impact on their community/ the world.