About the challenge

Make a team of up to four with your fellow hackers and compete against other teams. 

Prompt: Create an innovative software/website/app in the context of academics that will help support those dealing with mental health.

Get started

Ask around in the #help channel of our discord for ideas.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$912 in prizes

Best Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade

Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!

Best Use of NLP with Cohere

Cohere makes Natural Language Processing easy to do with their ready to use online platform. Simply sign-up with the developer free tier, no credit card required, and start training your very own language model directly on the web! You and your teammates can each win an Arduino Starter Kit by using Cohere in your next hack. Wondering what to build? Cohere is great for text and content generation, text-based search, predictive text and so much more. Check out our software & learn pages for more details!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .tech 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 Domain.com Branded Backpack.

Best Use of Google Cloud

'Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, Android pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded Parkland backpack.

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

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Judges

Jason Zhou

Jason Zhou
Product Designer | PayPal Director of Mentorship and Career Development | UXPA Austin

Aleksei Kankov

Aleksei Kankov
senior backend developer | Fingerprint team

Abhishek Jaiswal

Abhishek Jaiswal
Lead Data Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Is your solution unique to the products of other participants and products made in the past by other individuals or companies
  • Impact
    How many people will your product impact (what groups/communities)
  • Useability
    How easy is it to use your product? plug and play? set up with a code? Does it include a tutorial/instructions if necessary?
  • Polish
    How appealing is the design of your product (easy to navigate, nice colors, nice layout)
  • Accessibility
    How easy is it for people to access your product? Money barrier, file size too big, etc.
  • Prize criteria
    You will also be judged according to how well your answer fits the prompts of the prizes your team applies for ex: how well your product supports those dealing with mental health for the main event.

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