WarwickHACK is WarwickTECH's official hackathon, run in partnership with MLH and Hackathons UK. We've been running MLH hackathons since 2014, and this will be our first hybrid hackathon!

WarwickHACK 2022 will be taking place in the newly revamped Junction Building on campus, thanks to Warwick Enterprise - you can either participate virtually or in person (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).

It's an amazing opportunity for both first-time and experienced coders to collaborate, innovate, learn and create exciting projects in 24 hours! You'll be in teams of up to 4 members, so you're welcome to find teammates before it starts, though you don't need to have a group prior to the event.

Our hackathon has no theme and is open to all university students - no coding experience required!

Please ensure you have registered for your FREE tickets on Eventbrite.

Requirements

Please create a GitHub account and link your repository. Inside your repository, please provide a README.md file with instructions on how to build, install, and use your project.

Inside your submission please provide:

  • Discord usernames and skill levels (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) of team members 
  • technical description of what your project is (functionality, purpose - if any, etc.)
  • A video (up to 3 minutes) outlining the team and each person's contribution, your goal/aim and a live demo of the project. If you're participating virtually, you can record this using Zoom, Teams or OBS, or in-person hackers may want to record a video together.

If you contributed to an already existing project, make sure you CLEARLY comment on your edits and make it clear what you have added in the hackathon timeframe. If you do not, you may risk disqualification.

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Prizes

£1,175 in prizes

Overall Best Hack

Our overall WarwickHACK winners, based on a combination of all our judging criteria, will each win a Raspberry Pi 4!

Most Creative

This prize will be awarded to the most creative project, either in concept or user experience. By building something truly unique, you can win an ELEGOO/ARDUINO kit!

Most Impactful

Build the best hack for social good that adds value to the community, and you will win a Raspberry Pi 3!

Best Beginner Team

No matter what you build, if you are beginners, you have the chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher for every member of the team!

AssemblyAI Challenge

Make any project using AssemblyAI's API and the best project will receive £50 Amazon vouchers for each member of the winning team!

Best Domain Registered with 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 PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key Registry

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

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, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Best Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Best CI?CD Application using CircleCI

Have you ever wondered how professional developers from companies like Peloton & Samsung collaborate and ship code to production? For one, they use continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platforms like CircleCI to help automate testing, versioning, deployment and so much more. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, practice coding, or hack with friends, CircleCI can help you to utilize the best development practices possible when approaching a new project, however big or small. Use CircleCI in your next hack for a chance to win some awesome CircleCI swag, including a branded mug, beanie, socks and stickers!

Best Use of DeSo

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While blockchains like Avalanche or Solana cost $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Hackiest Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Avovra Shuhalii

Avovra Shuhalii
UX Architect (Luxoft)

Duc Nguyen

Duc Nguyen
Software Engineering Intern (Morgan Stanley) / Final Year CS Student (Concordia)

Timur Mukhitdinov

Timur Mukhitdinov
Lead Software Engineer (SberDivices)

Gleb Sakhnov

Gleb Sakhnov
Senior Software Engineer (Sberbank)

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Innovation
    Video or live presentation explaining the work, innovative ideas and solutions with a demo of the developed project.
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential value and usefulness to real-world users.
  • Usability
    The solution should be easy to use and easy to learn how to use.
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Explore something new!

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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