HackNC 2021 will serve you from November 5th to November 7th (hybrid) at UNC-Chapel Hill!

HackNC is a weekend for students of all skill levels to broaden their talents. Your challenge is to make an awesome project in just 24 hours. You will have access to hands-on workshops and demos from our sponsors, as well as exciting talks about the awesome things happening right now with computer science and technology - not to mention all of the free food, shirts, stickers, and swag!

HackNC begins with just a weekend, but we hope you're ready to learn new skills, make friends, and foster ideas here that flourish. Ready to apply? You'll need a laptop and your fanciest thinking cap - everything else is on us. Begin your journey by applying now at hacknc.com. This step is mandatory.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$7,050 in prizes

HackNC Grand Prize - 1st Place Overall

2021 Sceptre 20 inch 1600 x 900 75Hz LED Monitor for each member of the winning team.

HackNC Entertainment Track (2)

1st Place - 10.1 Inch Android 10 32GB 6000mAh Battery Quad Core HD Touchscreen Tablet
2nd Place - Sony Wireless Headphones WH-CH510: Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headset with Mic

HackNC Social Good Track (2)

1st Place - Fitbit Inspire 2​​ with a Free 1-Year Fitbit Premium Trial
2nd Place - Letter Size Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook - Calendar, To-Do Lists, and Note Template Pages (Includes 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth)

HackNC General Track (2)

1st Place - 4th Gen Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa
2nd Place - Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Portable Charger

Capital One Best Financial Hack

$200 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of the winning team.

John Deere Best Farming Simulation Game

$100 Visa Gift card for each member of the winning team

AssemblyAI Best use of Assembly AI Speech-To-Text API

$100 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team

Infosys Best Junior Hacker

Final round interview with Infosys! For students graduating Fall 2022/Spring 2023

UNC Kappa Theta Pi Best Accessibility Hack (2)

JBL Bluetooth Speaker
Aihoor Wireless Earbuds

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

  • Create your Devpost submission on our HackNC 2021 Devpost BY 11:30AM EST and attach a video/demo (maximum 2-minute long) before the hacking period ends (Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 PM EST)

  • Every team can only submit one project. Multiple submissions per team will not be allowed.

  • Every submission must include a GitHub link to any code written for the hack, unless previous arrangements were made with the Directors.

  • Every submission must include a max. 2-minute long demo video showcasing the features of the project.

    • We cannot guarantee that judges will fully watch your video if they’re longer than 2 minutes.

  • Projects without a demo video will not be judged. These videos will be shown to our judges and if your project ends up winning a general category or track prize, it may be played/published on our social media channels.

We will not be accepting cross-posted submissions to other hackathons, or submissions that have been developed (either partially or fully prior to the official start of hacking for HackNC.

Judges

Ammar Puri

Ammar Puri

Judging Criteria

  • Application/Impact
    Does the project have any feasible application and/or have a social impact that goes above and beyond? Will this help the community with a real problem they are facing? Can this be implemented? Will people find value and use your project?.
  • Functionality/Quality
    Is the project free of major bugs? Does it look appealing? The UI/UX doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but if we're having a hard time understanding the project by looking at it, there may be a problem.
  • Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Technical Complexity
    The team should display a good level of knowledge in terms of the technology they’ve used in implementing their project.
  • Presentation
    The team is able to fully present the functionalities of their project, including what they wish to expand on in the future.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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