Fifth Baltimore Hackathon- Civic Tech, Hardware, and Software

Like last year, teams have the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes!

Embark on a 48 hour journey as we work across two maker campuses in Station North with other innovators, creatives, thinkers and doers for a weekend full of learning and healthy competition.

Three tracks will help you direct your ideas full-steam ahead. Maybe it’s a problem that needs to be solved, an idea without the time, a skill that could help someone else, or just silly geekery, we welcome all skill levels and reasons for hanging out. Choose your own adventure for a chance to win some serious capital.

 

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Prizes

$12,596 in prizes

Best Civic Tech Projects (3)

First, second, and third place prizes for the Civic Tech Track. The awards are as follows:

1st place: $2500
2nd place: $1250
3rd place: $750

Find an innovative or creative solution to an issue experienced in Baltimore City.
Use data to better serve Baltimore City citizens.

Best Hardware Projects (3)

First, second, and third place prizes for the Hardware Track. The awards are as follows:

1st place: $2000
2nd place: $1000
3rd place: $500

Use hardware to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!
Examples: Productivity hacks, energy solutions, healthcare devices.

Best Software Projects (3)

First, second, and third place prizes for the Software Track. The awards are as follows:

1st place: $2000
2nd place: $1000
3rd place: $500

Use software to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!
Mobile apps, websites, software, etc. are all options.

Audience Favorite

The audience choice for their favorite project.

Nexmo Prize (2)

2 projects with the coolest use of the Nexmo API will receive a Parrot Mini Drone for each member on their team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

We welcome all ages and skill levels! You must be present for the opening and closing ceremony in order to be eligible to win.

 

Requirements

To be announced!

Judges

Chris Guzman

Chris Guzman
Developer Advocate @ Nexmo

Aisha DaCosta

Aisha DaCosta
I AM O'Kah! Inc.

Ted O'Meara

Ted O'Meara
Allovue

Delali Dzirasa

Delali Dzirasa
Fearless Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Shared on email and slack