Build. Learn. Grow.

RevolutionUC is a student hackathon in which we invite students from across the midwest to partake in a weekend of code, community, and self-improvement. You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati and you don't have to be a computer science major or engineering student. We're looking for people who share our passion to do awesome things with technology.

You can find more information about RevolutionUC on the event's website https://revolutionuc.com/.

 

 For information about the schedule for the event visit the schedule page from the event's website https://revolutionuc.com/schedule.

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Prizes

$9,660 in prizes

First Place

The overall winner of the competition will receive a
Parrot Bebop 2 + Black Skycontroller (drone). Each person in the winning team (up to 4 people) will receive drones. There will also be a first place medal and the winning team will win a day with the Scripps CTO.

Second Place

The team that places second will receive Bose Noise Canceling Headphones. Each person on the team (up to 4 people) will receive headphones. There will also be a second placemedal

Third Place

The team that places third overall will receive a Google Home. Each person on the team (up to 4 people) will receive a Google Home. There will also be a third place medal.

Most Popular

The most popular hack will be awarded to the team with the most votes on Devpost. Each person on the team (up to 4 people) will receive a Fitbit Charge.

High School Hack

Any team of only high school students is eligible for this prize. Each member of the team (up to 4 people) with the best hack will receive a Raspberry Pi Kit.

Best UI

The team with the best User Interface presented during judging will receive Bluetooth speaker. Each person on the team (up to 4 people) will receive a speaker.

84.51° Make the Customer’s Life Easier

Make the Customer’s Life Easier
This is one of the core principles that drives the direction of everything we do at 84.51°. For this challenge, show us what this principle means to you. Present some innovative solution that will make the life easier for a customer. Be creative and put yourself into the shopper’s shoes.

Bonus Points: download one of our sample data sets from www.8451.com/area51 and incorporate the data into your solution.

Each member of the winning team of 84.51°'s Make the Customer’s Life Easier will receive a Raspberry Pi 3

TCS Best Hardware Hack

Tata Consultancy Services will give $250 Amazon gift cards to winners of their best hardware hack prize.

Kinetic Vision Best Overall Helium IoT Hack First Place

Kinetic Vision and Helium challenge students to use the Helium IoT Developer Platform to design, build and deploy an innovative sensing solution. Helium Development Kits and a range of sensors will be available for use during the Hackathon. Free Helium Development Kits will be awarded to the Winners for Best Helium IoT Hack.

Kinetic Vision Best Overall Helium IoT Hack Second Place

Kinetic Vision and Helium challenge students to use the Helium IoT Developer Platform to design, build and deploy an innovative sensing solution. Helium Development Kits and a range of sensors will be available for use during the Hackathon. Second place will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero W.

IBM Best Use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix First Place

IBM is offering prizes to the top 3 teams who complete their challenge: "Best use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix." The 1st place winners will receive an Apple iWatch Series 2.

IBM Best Use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix Second Place

BM is offering prizes to the top 3 teams who complete their challenge: "Best use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix." 2nd place will receive a Raspberry Pi 3 with Sense HAT.

IBM Best Use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix ThirdPlace

BM is offering prizes to the top 3 teams who complete their challenge: "Best use of Watson IoT Platform on Bluemix." 3rd place will receive a Raspberry Pi 3.

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Scripps Best Media Hack

The team that wins best media hack will win a day with Scripps CTO.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

RevolutionUC is open to all college and high school students. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website (https://revolutionuc.com/faq) or contact us for more details.

 

Requirements

  • Be prepared to present your hack to multiple judges in four minutes
  • Demo the project you've been working on for the past 24 hours
  • Be proud of what you've worked on!
  • Tell us what all you've learned while hacking (in only four minutes!)
  • Checkout the judging criteria (Projects are judged based on creativity, learning, and functionality)
  • Tell us if you've used an opt-in or sponsor prize category
  • Be sure to tell us if you've used any of the MLH sponsored hardware for you hack

Make sure to submit your project by 1:30 pm April 9th, your project will remain editable until 2:30pm.

Submissions open as soon as hacking starts, at 2:30 pm  on April 8th, and end when hacking ends, at 2:30 pm on April 9th. You must submit before 1:00 pm on April 9th in order to be eligible for judging. You can and are encouraged to continue working on your project until hacking ends (2:30 pm on April 9th).

You may use your own laptop for your presentation. Projects will be evaluated in an exposition style by different judges who will visit your group if you submit your project. The top teams will present their project during the closing ceremonies.

Finalists will be presenting at 4:30 pm on April 9th when the Awards/Closing Ceremony begins in Old Chem 525.

Finalists will have access to a mini-display port, VGA hookups, an HDMI cable, a computer with a web browser, and a document camera for their presentations. These presentations will determine the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place projects.

In addition to overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, we also offer sponsor prizes and category prizes that will be judged separately.



Judges

Maurice Abney

Maurice Abney
84.51

Chris Crowell

Chris Crowell
Chris Crowell

Bjorg Prodan

Bjorg Prodan
IT@UC

Nicholas Restifo

Nicholas Restifo
Kinetic Vision

Gaganpal S Dhaliwal

Gaganpal S Dhaliwal
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Kari

Kari
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Chuck Zimmer

Chuck Zimmer
University of Cincinnati

Fred Annexstein

Fred Annexstein
University of Cincinnati

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How did your team innovate or use new methods to develop your solution?
  • Learning
    What new technologies did your group learn from this activity? Did you learn more about tools you've previously used? How did this project improve your skills as a programmer/engineer?
  • Functionality
    What does your project do and how well does it perform?