About Hacks and Finance

Burda Hackday III
Our “screencast”

The Good

Location

Prizes

Karim and I presenting — HDMI cable made us kneel to be able to present :P

Food and Drink

Organization

The Bad

The Evaluation

  • Idea / concept
  • Code
  • Design
  • Presentation / Documentation

Analysis of the Winner Project

ShareX-Flights the Winner of the Main Prize

What could be improved?

  • More emphasis on the technical part.
  • Clearer evaluation metrics.
  • No “pitches” or “presentations” or videos, just the demo.
  • If you are developing a mobile app, don’t use simulators. run your app directly on the phone.
  • Have a technical committee / team to evaluate the source code in private, with the teams.
  • Require a live integration, relevant to the hack, with at least at one external API / Data Source (that’s why the partners are for) or another data source.
  • Alternatively, two prizes could be offered, such as best technical hack and best business idea could be offered so the two types of project don’t compete for the main prize.

Conclusion

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Data Juggler at @TrustYou. NLP/IR/Machine Learning — Tinkerer and Cumbiambero Sincero. Organizer of Munich DataGeeks. http://mfcabrera.com

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Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera

Data Juggler at @TrustYou. NLP/IR/Machine Learning — Tinkerer and Cumbiambero Sincero. Organizer of Munich DataGeeks. http://mfcabrera.com

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