We are proud to be an interdisciplinary hackathon, however, some people do not know how they can be a part of hackathon if hacking is not their main interest. Computer science in general, plays a big part in our lives whether it be from the smartphones that are in everyone’s pocket or the laptop at which you are watching netflix. The hackathon team this year brings in people from different interests in fields. I have a background interest in Medicine, and there is a range of interest from finance, marketing, film, and many more.
Prizes, Friends, Food, and Hacking! The registration table in Franklin Patterson Hall gives goody bags, handles check-in, gives information, and provides the offical HampHack t-shirt! Participants then filter into the Main Lecture hall for the opening ceremony where the curtain will unveil. Immediately following will be the idea jam, where people who aren’t in teams yet can collaborate and jumpstart their thinking!
Fast forward through 24 hours of production, workshops, snacks, companionship, and it’s time to submit the team’s project for judging!
There are several different categories, which means you have a bunch of chances to win a prize. These include anything from an Amazon gift card to the makings of BB-8, from the new Star Wars movie.
Let’s face it, most of us have a serious love interest with Netflix (or Hulu, or possibly even cable). Give your favorite binge-watched show a breather and spend a day creating something new.
Whether you’re currently in school or not, everyone can learn important skills every day. …
Hamp Hack is an event aiming to unite multi-disciplinary thinkers to collaborate and create a product within a theme such as Environmental Sustainability, Brain and Development, Life Hacks, and Artificial Intelligence. Here are some examples of game ideas that can be #hamphacked!
Light up board with touch sensitive pieces to show possible moves. Or make it automatic, so that you can play real world chess with an invisible player.
The game would include opportunities to crowd source and invest based on supply/demand, industries would be included as a mean for revenue generation, advertisements would have a role.
With emojis instead…
Give yourself time to hatch an idea! Art is long, but life is short. Balance the delay with a hard deadline. Internal pressure helps push out the good stuff.
Pick a random device (any household item) and take it apart! Remotes, toys, kitchen appliances, vacuums… We are surrounded by deceptively simple machines that brilliant minds worked together to invent.
Sleep helps you think! Some shut eye will help clear your mind and put those restless thoughts at ease.
Combine your favorite song with a topic or subject, and watch the sparks fly! Honestly though, having music or background noise while…