Bronx Science's first Hackathon - AtomHacks!

AtomHacks is a unique opportunity for Bronx Science students to work in teams, apply their computer science skills, innovate and problem solve to create something new.

AtomHacks is pleased to feature Eric Hoffert '81, SVP of Video Technology at App Nexus as our keynote speaker and a distinguished panel of judges including Dan Dubno '76, CEO of Blowing Things Up; Michael Dubno '80, Founder of Gadgetoff; Warren Habib '81, CTO of Everplans; Swift, CEO of Major League Hacking and Minerva Tantoco '81, CTO of the City of New York. 

The program kicks off on Friday, May 29th with programming workshops entitled Introductory to Programming, Intermediate Programming and REST APIs. Following that, the hacking is all day on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Dozens of Bronx Science alumni and industry leaders will be on hand to help mentor students while they are hacking to help them formulate their ideas, review their code and create something awesome!

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Prizes

1st Place

iPad Mini to all team members of the first place team.

1st Place

Cloud Usage Credit courtesy of Microsoft

2nd Place

$100 Amazon Gift Cards to all team members of the second place team.

Rookie Award

Arduino Gift Pack to all team members of the rookie awarding winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Teams may include up to five members
  • All team members MUST be students at Bronx Science
  • All hacks by built at AtomHacks by registered team members on registered Teams. 
  • Remote participation is not allowed. 

Requirements

A  valid submission is a software/hardware hack produced at AtomHacks. Teams are free to use any programming language.

Hacks must be submitted to the AtomHacks site on ChallengePost by 8pm on Saturday, May 30th.

Teams will have two-three minutes to explain and demonstrate their hack to judges.

Judges

Dan Dubno

Dan Dubno

Michael Dubno

Michael Dubno

Minerva Tantoco

Minerva Tantoco

Warren Habib

Warren Habib

Swift

Swift

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique is the idea or concept? Does it take a new perspective on an old problem or present a new idea?
  • Functionality
    Does the hack work? Is it well designed? How is the user experience? Does it demonstrate a knowledge or understanding of the computer programming language used?
  • Usefulness
    Who is the target audience for this hack? Does it help solve a problem or challenge that the target audience experiences?