Live Long, #hackstrong

jacobsHack! 2018 is the 5th edition of the first continental European hackathon to be recognized by Major Hacking League. Since its founding, jacobsHack! has aimed to inspire its participants to build, to share, and to learn so that the end result of the hackathon results in a molding of the current status quo. Through teamwork and an amazing community, hackathon seeks to create social value, to seek growth, and to cause the right changes in the times and changing economic conditions.

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Prizes

1,865 in prizes

Most Technically Challenging

Misfit

Most Disruptive

Hacker Spirit (2)

Face Palm Award

Overall winner

GitHub Best Developer Tools (2)

The project must help developers in any way, shape, or form. Creativity is awarded!

MLH Prize - Best use of Algolia

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

MLH Prize - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

MLH Prize - Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at . Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

MLH Prize - Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

MLH Prize - Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

MLH Prize - Best use of Authorize.net

Bloomberg: Best Tech Prize

Skyscanner Sponsor Prize

The most creative use of their API!

Deep Web Solutions Sponsor Prize (2)

- Most Innovative
- Most Technically Well-Built
- Using Arduino, build an application that must be controllable over a web interface (not only over the terminal). The first 15 teams that want to participate in the challenge will get the hardware set and can also keep it after the competition. However, note that the Arduino products will be distributed in order of experience with such hardware first, and second on a first come, first serve basis.

Judges

Dr. Kinga Lipskoch

Dr. Kinga Lipskoch
Jacobs University Bremen

Dr. Jürgen Schönwälder

Dr. Jürgen Schönwälder
Jacobs University Bremen

Siddharth Shukla

Siddharth Shukla
Uber

Radu Hambasan

Radu Hambasan
Facebook

Antonius Hegyes

Antonius Hegyes
Deep Web Solutions

Davide Morello

Davide Morello
Skyscanner

Nikolay Ivanov

Nikolay Ivanov
Skyscanner

Aaron Osher

Aaron Osher
Campus Expert - GitHub

Alicia Beylan

Alicia Beylan
MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    Wow us with your technicalities. Serenade us with your clever applications. Blind us with your skills! The more difficult the task, the more impressive the hack, the more components you use - the better chance your team gets to floor us in this category.
  • Learning
    Stretching of the mind! Exploration! Trial and error! Any attempt into the unknown should and shall be rewarded.
  • Completion
    Does your hack work? Can it be applied beyond the hackathon?
  • Design
    Does it look nice? Does it have a cool interface? How do you think your future users will enjoy using your hack?