Cybersecurity, Creative Technology, Humanitarian Technology,

T9Hacks is a 24-hour women and non-binary hackathon held on February 10-11, held in the ATLAS Institute on the University of Colorado Boulder's campus.

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Prizes

[CREATIVE] Most Creative Use of the Color Purple

The prize goes to the team who uses the color purple the in the most creative and interesting way. Category will be judged on [IMPACT], [CREATIVITY], [KNOWLEDGE GAINED], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[CREATIVE] Project Installation

Winners of this prize will get to have their project installed or featured in the ATLAS Institute. Teams may build a proof of concept or completed project that is creative, artistic, or of a physical nature.

Category will be judged on [TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY], [CREATIVITY], [VIABILITY], [USABILITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[CREATIVE] Best Beginner Project

This prize will go the team of beginners who created the best hack. To qualify, every team member must have been coding for one (1) year or less. Category will be judged on [CREATIVITY], [KNOWLEDGE GAINED], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[CREATIVE] Most Creative Use of Technology or Software

This prize will go the team who uses technology or software in the most creative or interesting way. Category will be judged on [TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY], [INNOVATION], [CREATIVITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[CREATIVE] Best UI/UX

This prize goes to the team who builds a project with that is the most well designed and usable. Category will be judged on [IMPACT], [VIABILITY], [USABILITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[CREATIVE] Best Use of an API

We want to challenge hackers to learn how to use APIs and explore what you can do with other software. Category will be judged on [TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY], [INNOVATION], [KNOWLEDGE GAINED], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[HUMANITARIAN] Platinum Level

Build a project that solves one of the D-Prize challenges. Category will be judged on [INNOVATION], [INNOVATION], [CREATIVITY], [VIABILITY], [USABILITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[HUMANITARIAN] Gold Level

Build a project that solves one of the D-Prize challenges. This score goes to the 2nd place project. Category will be judged on [INNOVATION], [INNOVATION], [CREATIVITY], [VIABILITY], [USABILITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

[HUMANITARIAN] Silver Level (2)

Build a project that solves one of the D-Prize challenges. This score goes to the 3rd place project. Category will be judged on [INNOVATION], [INNOVATION], [CREATIVITY], [VIABILITY], [USABILITY], and ["IT" FACTOR].

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410C for each team member

Eligibility

Must be a participant at the T9Hacks hackathon.

Judges

T9Hacks Sponsors, Mentors, and Team

T9Hacks Sponsors, Mentors, and Team

Judging Criteria

  • IMPACT
    This directly derives from one of our core values. We want hackers to contribute back to the field they’re in, so that their work can better benefit the community in the future.
  • TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
    Hacks can easily have a variety of ranges of difficulty. We want to reward hackers who demonstrate a large amount of technical prowess in the projects created.
  • INNOVATION
    Reinventing the wheel, no matter how awesome the wheel is, is quite banal. Exploration of ideas is a value that we want all hackers to pursue. We are looking for novel hacks engineered from the minds of our awesome hackers.
  • CREATIVITY
    We are looking for our hackers to solve problems creativity and uniquely. This also requires creative and critical thought in planning out the hack.
  • VIABILITY
    We are looking for hacks that are well-built and could easily be continued to become a viable product. The hack should be more than just a pitch.
  • USABILITY
    We are looking for hacks that are not only functional, but are designed well.
  • KNOWLEDGE GAINED
    We want to see what you've learned. T9hacks is about learning and exploring technology, soshow us where you came into the competition and show us what you've learned in the last 24-hours.
  • TOP SCORES
    This is awarded automatically to those who have the top score in Project Ares.
  • "IT" FACTOR
    There are certain hacks that just cause you to say “WOW.” It is up to the discretion of the judges to identify this intangible quality of a hack that just amazes people.