This year, HackeRam will bring a new and refreshing theme to the table to attract a larger and more diverse set of students. This coming October, we’ve decided not to pursue a focus on the theme, so that participants can create a more variety of projects and build a diverse community.

Requirements

We have an open theme this year, so let your imagination run wild. Feel free to submit any project theme you want! 

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Prizes

$16,400 in prizes

First Place

- Canon Ivy Mini Photo Printer (Option to change)
- Lifetime Upgrade w/ Taskade
- HoverRobotix Coupons: Rs 10000/- each
- Xyz domain (4)
- Egghead Pro Subscription Access

Second Place

- Turtle Beach Headsets (Option to change)
- Lifetime Upgrade w/ Taskade
- Internship opportunities from MENTORx
- Egghead Pro Subscription Access

Third Place

- Amazon Echo Dot
- Lifetime Upgrade w/ Taskade
- Machine Leanring Bootcamp @KODEE

Best Beginners Hack

- ​Nightlight Speaker
- Xyz domain (4)
- AoPS $25 Coupon

[Qoom] Best Web App Challenge

- 1-year Pro Plan package (one per team, $140 value)
- Feature on Qoom Project Gallery (https://www.qoom.io/projects)
- Xyz domain (4)

Devpost Achievements

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Judges

Chidvi Doddi
AWS Cloud Engineer at Dextro Software Systems Inc

Swatilekha Roy
Software Developer at 26ideas

Zahin Roja
Developer at Bank of America

Maksym Mostovyi
Software Developer

Vanessa Guiterra

Vanessa Guiterra
Software Engineer at Apple

Abhay Venkatesh
Software Engineer at Anduril Industries

Alexander Kozhenkov
Team Lead in Cloud/Tooling team at GridGain

Sundukov Andrey
SRE Java Engineer at Natera

Ivan Besarab
iOS Team Lead

Jonathan Xu

Jonathan Xu
Co-founder of stealth startup

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
    How unique and innovative is the demo? Can it be found in previous submissions?
  • Business Value
    How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve? Is it marketable?
  • Technical Ability
    What type of technical challenges did the group deal with?
  • Design
    Is the project visually appealing? Does the project have a pleasant user experience?
  • Wow Factor
    Are you blown away by what you see?

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