DEVPOST SUBMISSION DEADLINES

  • Sunday 10/23 @ 10 AM PDT - Initial submission deadline
    • Your Devpost submission must be created by this time: https://dubhacks-22.devpost.com/
    • You may continue to edit your submission after this time until the final deadline.
  • Sunday 10/23 @ 11:00 AM PDT - Hacking ends!
    • Your Devpost submission must be complete by this time. You should not make any edits after this point.
    • Your teams on the hacker profile platform must be finalized.
    • If you are submitting for a sponsor prize, a two-minute demo video is highly encouraged.

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The time is now. After two years at home, DubHacks is back and ready for you to join the largest collegiate hackathon in the PNW! Together, we’ll explore the power of connections in shaping our world. At DubHacks ‘22, hundreds of hackers from across the globe will reunite to share ideas and showcase solutions to the pressing challenges of our era. We hope to empower you to design impactful tech, learn from each other, and advance diversity and equity in tech. Join the future. Challenge the status quo. What will you build?

Requirements

To participate in DubHacks '22, you must be officially registered through our site and have RSVP'd (not just through Devpost)! Check your email for communication from our team.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$14,900 in prizes

Connectivity Track Winner

The ways in which people connect and collaborate with one another have been forever changed in the past few years. Now that life is slowly but surely returning to what it once was before the pandemic, how can technology be used to rekindle and foster connections that were once seamless?

Topics to Consider:
social apps/mental wellness, friendship, dating, mindfulness, music, games, peer-to-peer interaction, special interest groups.

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, Nintendo Switch OLED, Curved Monitor, Standing Desk, Bose SoundLink Revolve+, $350 donation to charity of choice.

Community Track Winner

Community is often both a source of inspiration as well as a motivation for us to continue creating. Whether it be for those who share our background, our culture, our experiences, those in the future we haven’t and may never meet, or even for ourselves—what we create has the potential to empower the people around us.

Topics to Consider:
homelessness, education, neighborhoods, political activism, crime, social justice, grassroots movements, equitable opportunity.

The ways in which people connect and collaborate with one another have been forever changed in the past few years. Now that life is slowly but surely returning to what it once was before the pandemic, how can technology be used to rekindle and foster connections that were once seamless?

Topics to Consider:
social apps/mental wellness, friendship, dating, mindfulness, music, games, peer-to-peer interaction, special interest groups.

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, Nintendo Switch OLED, Curved Monitor, Standing Desk, Bose SoundLink Revolve+, $350 donation to charity of choice.

Environment Track Winner

We live in a world that gives — from the water we drink, the food we eat, the ground we walk on, we occupy the space as recipients. How can we be more conscious of the natural resources we use and live responsibly to protect the world around us?

Topics to Consider:
physical health, health apps, exercise, sustainability, environment, exploring nature, climate change, carbon footprint, carbon neutrality, alternative energy.

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones, Nintendo Switch OLED, Curved Monitor, Standing Desk, Bose SoundLink Revolve+, $350 donation to charity of choice.

Connectivity Track Finalist (3)

Community Track Finalist (3)

Environment Track Finalist (3)

T-Mobile Most Marketable Hack

Best potential to create a commercial product with creative usage of the T-Mobile DevEdge IoT Developer Kit and the T-Mobile network

Prize: $500 gift card for each team member

T-Mobile Most Un-Carrier Hack

Most creative, out of the box application of the T-Mobile DevEdge IoT Developer Kit.

Prize: $500 gift card for each member.

DubHacks Next Most Commercially Viable Prize

DubHacks Next, UW’s student-run tech startup incubator, is offering a Most Commercially Viable prize to the hackathon project that shows the most promise to turn into a startup.

If you’re interested in DubHacks Next’s Most Commercially Viable prize, please include a couple sentences about a potential business model, market size, and/or how you’d continue building your project!

The winning team will receive $5K in AWS credits and $1K in Notion credits to help your team continue your project post-hackathon, as well as a guaranteed interview for Batch 2 of our incubator!

Slalom Build Game Jam Challenge

Hackathons are part of our identity at Slalom Build. This summer, we celebrated our 10th long-form hackathon as a Game Jam in which teams were tasked with building a game from the ground up. Games can be a vehicle for shared experiences, for conveying information or for simply putting smiles on faces. We are excited to see what your team can achieve with a gaming experience, or how you leverage a gamified element to elevate a broader idea.

Prize: Members of the winning team will each receive a $100 gift card or redeemable code for one of several popular gaming platforms

Best Use of Google Cloud

Use any Google Cloud product that brings social awareness and solutions for inequalities impacting underrepresented communities.
Can include, accessibility, health, equity, inclusion, and socioeconomic

Firebase counts!

Prize: First Place receives a Patagonia backpack for each team member. Second Place receives a Google Cloud swag box for each team member.

Best Use of Appwrite

Building a full-stack application can be time consuming, especially if you’re more of a frontend developer or lack experience with things like databases or authentication. At hackathons you want to make every minute count, which is why Appwrite is the missing ingredient to your recipe for a successful hack. With all the core backend functionalities you need already pre built and ready for customization, all you’ll need to do is make an API call to take advantage of an Appwrite database, media storage, user auth, and even custom compute functions. Use Appwrite in your hack this weekend for a chance to take home some Fitbits for you and your team.

Prize: Fitbit Inspire 2 Tracker

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Prize: Domain.com Branded Backpack

Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera

Hedera is a next generation blockchain technology that’s accessible from familiar programming languages like Java and JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3 development even more accessible to hackers like you! Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!

Prize: Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboard

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 a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Prize: Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Best Use of Velo by Wix

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Prize: Wacom Drawing Tablet

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Consideration
    Did the team show awareness and consideration of the impact their project has (intentional or unintentional) and who it affects, individually and socially?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack correspond well to the theme of the track (Connectivity, Community, Environment) that it was submitted to?

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