WHO — The Upstate New York Technology Community. This is the 15th installment in a series of weekend hackathons that happen twice a year (i.e., fall and spring) in which engineers, developers, designers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible projects. Oh btw, it’s FREE!
THEME — Open hackathon. Build whatever you want using whatever tools you want.
RULES — No code can be written until after the opening ceremony on Saturday. All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct. Please read it here.
Note: Teams are allowed to participate virtually, however, they will not be able to demo, and thus, will not be eligible to win prizes.
WHEN — April 4–5, 2020
SATURDAY, April 4, 2020
- 11am: Doors open
- 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
- 12:30pm: Commence hacking
- 2pm: Lunch
- 7pm: Dinner
SUNDAY, April 5, 2020
- 9:00am: Breakfast and coffee
- 11:59am: Cease hacking
- 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
- 12:30pm: Demos, pitches, and presentations
- 1:30pm: Awards
- Creativity / Novelty (20%)
- Wow Factor (20%)
- Execution (20%)
- Informative Demo (20%)
- Multidisciplinary Product (20%)
PROJECT SUBMISSIONS — We will be using DevPost for project submissions and judging.
SLACK — Chat with hackers before, during, and after the event. Join now!
SWAG — We’ll have free t-shirts and stickers for you!
FOOD — We’ll be feeding you lunch and dinner on Saturday, and a light breakfast on Sunday.
VOLUNTEERS / MENTORS — If you’re interested in helping out during the event, please sign up here.
SPONSORING HACK UPSTATE — Help Advance Upstate’s Tech Community. Sponsorship from organizations like yours allow us to offer Hack Upstate to the public for free. Given how instrumental sponsors are to Hack Upstate, we’ll do everything we can to promote your involvement (i.e., content marketing, email outreach, social media, etc). Interested in learning more?
Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies. LEARN MORE.
All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct to maintain an open, friendly and inclusive community, in which Upstate New York’s tech community can adeptly connect, communicate and collaborate. Please read it here.
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Our postal address: The Technology Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202.