The worlds first fully sustainable hackathon!

SwampHacks is a 36 hour open coding event where students become creators. In the time allotted, students from around the country come together at the University of Florida to collaborate on projects, mingle in activities, and network with sponsors for a fully immersive experience.

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Prizes

Grand Prize

Awarded to the first place team determined by our judges. Prize TBD.

2nd Place

Awarded to the second place team determined by our judges. Prize TBD.

3rd Place

Awarded to the third place team determined by our judges. Prize TBD.

Organizers Choice

The organizer's favorite project will be awarded with a token to remember SwampHacks VI.

First Time Hacker

Prize for the best hack made by a team of primarily first time hackers!

Prize: TBD

Domain.com - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com with code SNOWDAYZ. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Google Cloud - Best use of Google Cloud (2)

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. Use any Google Cloud product or service in your hack and each winning team member will receive a Google Nest Mini.

UIPath - Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with a high recommendation!

RealTruck- Most Technically Impressive

Build something impressive on a cloud provider. Bonus points for serverless computing!

Prize: Airpods

Carnival- Innovation across the Guest Journey

Out guest's journey consists of consideration, purchase, planning, experiencing and later reflecting on their vacations.

Pick one aspect of that journey and develop a solution or experience that leverages, AI, Big Data, Mobility, or AR to enhance it. From a call center interaction, a shipboard moment, to a post vacation email, how can we enhance or personalize the experience.

Prize: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Ultimate Kit - Complete Set Includes Raspberry pi Motherboard, 7" Touchscreen Display, Power Supply, 32GB SD Card, 2 Heatsinks, Official Case & 6ft HDMI Cable & Keyboard.

Fracture- Photography/Digital Image Challenge

Examples
- Image Classification
- Use of AI/ML with images. Differentiate good images from bad ones.
- Photo manipulation
- Any Clever Social integration around images

Prizes:
- An Origaudiopromo Mission Pack backup - Exxtra-large interior capacity, Padded sleeve that fits most 15" laptops. Insulated cooler pocket, dual side water bottle/accessory pockets, techports, and RFID-lined security pocket.
- $150 Fracture Gift Card
- Apple Airpods

Fracture- ARKit

Prizes:
- An Origaudiopromo Mission Pack backup - Exxtra-large interior capacity, Padded sleeve that fits most 15" laptops. Insulated cooler pocket, dual side water bottle/accessory pockets, techports, and RFID-lined security pocket.
- $150 Fracture Gift Card
- Apple Airpods

Infinite Energy- Best Hack

Prize:

- Cana Kit
- Infinite Energy Green Swag Pack

Infotech- Most innovative use of a public dataset

Prize:
- JBL Waterproof Speaker

American Express- Best hacking space

Customize youer hacking space with anything, make it cool, make it fun! Please submit a picture of your hacking space in the devpost submission!

Prize: American Express Gift Cards
1st- 4 x $100
2nd- 4 x $50
3rd- 4 x $25

JPMorgan Chase - Best Hack for Disaster Relief

Think about how technology can be used to aid cities impacted by natural disasters with relied and recovery. You can build off of one of the existing ideas already in the disaster relief technology landscape or come up with new ideas that address gaps in this space. You can also consider one of the themes/questions below.

Judge Criteria:
Social Impact- How well does the solution address disaster and/pr recovery?
Innovation and Creativity- How creative is the solution? Does it bring new ideas and approaches to solving the problem? Would it enhance an existing technology in a significant way?
Quality of Demo/Presentation- How effectively was the presentation delivered?
Solution and Design- Is the solution well thought out? Is there a roadmap for how you would build the solution or enhance it? Would the solution be easy for individuals without a technical background to use?
Sustainability/Feasibility- Is the solution sustainable within the context of the community its aiming to impact?

GatorVR and Digital Worlds- Best XR Project

The best XR project team will each receive a $30 Steam Gift Card. Projects will be judged on creativity, technical challenge, and good use of XR

Prize: $30 Steam Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Chad Wishner

Chad Wishner
Co-Organizer

Judging Criteria

  • Best Elected Projects
    Demos will be judged by a variety of professors and professionals across the Gainesville community using the Gavel system based on criteria like UX, project complexity, degree of completeness, and potential impact.