Innovation with a goal of disaster relief!

Our Theme: Disaster Relief and Response!

Pandemics, Forest Fires, Oil Spills, Earthquakes and more; if its disastrous and seemingly came out of nowhere, then it counts. No matter the issue, new, innovative technology solutions are needed to help organize relief, gather data, plan a response, prevent future disasters and more. The devastation that ensues as a direct result of these disasters is more apparent now than ever. We hope that this hackathon will inspire novel and groundbreaking solutions to such world issues.

 

Our Contribution: For each person that attends the event, one dollar will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.

 

Our Workshops:

  1. Intro to Coding (Python)
  2. Addressing Covid 19 (by ConocoPhilips IT)
  3. Girls Talk Tech (by ConocoPhilips IT) *Participants will receive swag from this workshop.
  4. Let's talk SciComm
  5. Dynamic Programming  
  6. Cryptography and Information Security
  7. Machine Learning and Its Effect on Everything
  8. How to Code a Robot
  9. Version Control - Surviving System 32
  10. Quantum Computing

To reigter and learn more: The form for registration and more details can be found on our website: https://www.ehackforcharity.org/. We also have a Twitter account @ehack and Instagram account @ehack4charity.

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Prizes

$340 in prizes

Grand Prize (Raspberry Pi Basic Kit)

The SparkFun Raspberry Pi Zero W Basic Kit provides you with everything you need to get started with the newest Pi.

2nd place (Super Starter Kit for Arduino)

This project kit comes with everything you could need to get started with learning arduino.

3rd place (Micro Bit)

You will be receiving a micro bit, which is an open source hardware system.

Most Computationally Impressive

An award given to the most computationally impressive submission in the hackathon. The award recognizes a project that impressed us in the scope and complexity of its code.

Socially Relevancy Award

This award is presented to the most socially relevant submission to the hackathon. The award recognizes a project that impressed us with how well it addressed a fundamental societal need.

Most Impressive Entrepreneurial Idea

This award is presented to the project with the most potential for future development. The award recognizes a project that impressed us with its potential for future expansion and possible market value.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

eHack for Charity is only open to all middle and high schoolers. This includes all incoming 6th graders to 12th graders.

Countries: United States (solely due to shipping of prizes, if you don't mind not being in the running for prizes anyone from any country is open to join)

Requirements

All projects must be built during the event and in groups of 4 or less to have an eligible submission. Must be in the US to be eligible to receive prizes.

Judges

Alice Fisher

Alice Fisher

Karen North

Karen North

Jyoti Malhan

Jyoti Malhan

Judging Criteria

  • Fit
    Projects will be graded out of 4 based on how well and creatively they tackle an issue with disaster relief.
  • Novelty
    Projects will be graded out of 4 based on originality/creativity.
  • Function
    Projects will be graded out of 4 based on its usability.
  • Design
    Projects will be graded out of 4 based on the design of the UI.
  • Scalability
    Projects will be graded out of 4 based on their scalability (whether it is easy to manage on a larger level without compromising quality).

theme

  • Social Good