Difficulty of integration, innovation of the project, best use of products (such as eBay) and the usefulness of the hack
First place winner from Geogria Tech was: kinect / video hack for in-video product placements and purchases
Second place winner from Georgia Tech: Chrome extension to search for eBay products from raw images
Third place winner from Georgia Tech: eBay product based Price is Right guessing game
Makerbot hack: They took a piece of toast and loaded the syringe with peanut butter, then the machine would print a picture on the toastCake hack: They tied LED lights in the form of faces on the cake. They were controlled by a program that would look at a link saved to Delicious and determine whether the site content was happy, sad, neutral or angry, then light up the appropriate face.
Katamari browser hack: http://kathack.com/ - basically allows you to create a Katamari ball on a webpage and start picking up content on the page itself.
Use any tools available to you – jQuery, libraries, frameworks, anything to give you a leg up
Bad stuff happens – the last hour before the hackathon ends usually causes the most problems
Don’t wait until the end of the night to work on the tough problems – it’ll take you longer and be more difficult due to sleep deprivation
Introduce the team that can help throughout the hackathon
Cornell University Hackathon
Cornell Hackathon Info Session Everything you need to know Jonathan LeBlanc Developer Evangelist (PayPal) Twitter: @jcleblanc Github: github.com/jcleblanc
Syllabus: Thursday Info Session 5:00pm – 6:00pm Technical hacks and overview 6:00pm – 7:00pm Present your ideas and find teams
Syllabus: Fri – Sat Hackathon Friday Saturday 5:00pm – End of 1:00pm - 4:00pm Event Hack Presentations Hack registration 4:00pm - 5:00pm 5:00pm (Friday) - Judge Deliberation, Winners 12:00pm (Saturday) announced and closing Hacking! words.
What We Look For Difficulty Innovation Product Use Usefulness