DevFest '20 is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DevFest, Columbia's one-and-only student-run hackathon!
This year, the hackathon is open to creations of many shapes and sizes, and contestants are not limited to creating hacks that target any specific area for most prizes.
See below for our Sunday schedule:
12am – 9am: Hacking Sprint III
9am – 11:00am: Hacking Sprint IV and Demo Setup
11:00am – 1:00pm: Judging and Closing Remarks
$4,650 in prizes
Best Hack for Social Good
$1000 in DigitalOcean Credits
Third Place Prize
$500 in PayPal or Venmo
Second Place Prize
$750 in PayPal or Venmo + $400 in DigitalOcean Credits
First Place Prize
$1000 in PayPal or Venmo + $500 in DigitalOcean Credits
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All undergraduate and graduate students in Columbia are eligible to participate, as well as students from outside schools. However, students from outside schools must have at least one Columbia student on their team in order to be considered for a prize.
Submitted hacks must include at least two of the following:
- Product code
- Product graphics (i.e. screenshots of a prototype)
- Video of hack being used
- Video of team explaining the hack (possibly w/o a prototype)
Senior Project Manager @ The New York Times
Project Manager @ Joy Systems
Engineering Manager @ Reddit
How much effort have you put into your hack, whether it be coding, making a prototype, or making a video describing how your hack will work?
Capability of Solving a Real World Problem
How important of a problem is your hack trying to solve, and how well does it do so?
How unique is your hack? It helps if we've never seen something like this before, so we highly advise against making a "Tinder for Dogs."