Official website: hackwise.org

HackWise is a non-profit, free online hackathon organised by students for students who are passionate about programming and how it can make the world a better place. Our goal is to encourage discussions and inspire a range of unique and innovative projects to help advance the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year we give hackers 3-4 SDGs to develop a solution to one or more of them! The winning codes will be eligible to win prizes.

This year, HackWise will be online, therefore anyone around the world can join, no matter your skills! Our hackathon will contain workshops, ranging from beginner-level to more advanced concepts, for all to learn more and advance their skills! We also will host a series of mini-events to further engage hackers!

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Prizes

$5,790 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Create a project based on the skills you have gained from this hackathon! The highest scoring hack will get:
- Leading Learners Expansion Packs (valued at $100USD)
- FREE 3-month subscription to Centered Premium (per team member)
- Adafruit MONSTER M4SK - DIY Electronic Eyes Mask (per team member)
- AWS Educate SWAG kit (per team member)

Best SDG Hack

Create a program related to this theme, which will be released during our opening ceremony! The winning team will get:
- 1 x Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch 500GB (per team member)
- 1 x Leading Learners Expansion Packs (valued at $100USD) (per team member)

Best SDG Hack

Create a program related to this theme, which will be released during our opening ceremony! The winning team will get:
- 1 x Western Digital WD_BLACK™ D50 Game Dock NVMe™ SSD (per team member)
- 1 x Leading Learners Expansion Packs (valued at $100USD) (per team member)

Best SDG Hack

Create a program related to this theme, which will be released during our opening ceremony! The winning team will get:
- 3 x Western Digital My Passport™ SSD (per team)
- 1 x Leading Learners Expansion Packs (valued at $100USD) (per team member)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Hackers must innovate and create a solution related to one or more of the SDGs chosen for this years' theme. They can use software, hardware or both for their solution. In the submission, provide answers to our questions to help the judges understand your project better, as well as a 3-5 minute video pitch showing the solution in action. Participants also must provide proof of the code in their submission, or the submission will not be eligible for prizes.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Concept & Idea (45 marks)
    Is the project creative and innovative? How connected is it to the theme? Can this be turned into a real product? Will this product have a large impact on the world?
  • Code (3 marks)
    Is the code present in the submission? Does the code work?
  • Presentation (32 marks)
    Is the video presentation convincing and of good quality? Is this product design aesthetic and well thought-out? Will a user be able to use and navigate around the product easily?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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