Conjure up your best one-day app projects at the center of NJ's newest technical community

 

One day.  All day.  What a day!

Saturday, October 27 -- 7 A.M. - 11 P.M.

 

Join iCIMS*, our awesome sponsors, and hundreds of members of the local STEM community at Bell Works - the original home of technology innovation in New Jersey. We're sharing one very full day of app development, personal and professional skill building, networking and seasonal fun.

  • Take on an app challenge as an individual or as part of a team
  • Sit in on a workshop geared towards first time developers
  • Learn how to “hack” a TED talk
  • Explore chatbot technology
  • Get interviewing tips that help you land your first, or next, tech job

As part of the Major League Hacking (MLH) Hacktober schedule, we'll encourage you to work on autumn- or Halloween-themed apps as well as support your focus on projects that you define. And if you come in costume – bonus points, with the possibility of even more prizes.

 

*Who is iCIMS? We’re the anchor tenant at Bell Works and one of the biggest providers of cloud-based software and services that help companies source, recruit and engage top talent throughout their hiring processes. And we are looking forward to building great projects with you on October 27!  

 

 

Students: Skill up on cloud computing and make the most of your iCIMS Halloween Hackathon experience by signing up for AWS Educate before you arrive! AWS Educate is Amazon’s global program to provide students and educators with the resources needed to accelerate cloud learning. We want to make sure you know about all the resources available to you, at no cost, as part of your AWS Educate membership, including access to cloud content, the ability to earn digital credentials, or search for cloud jobs and internships on the AWS Educate Job Board. When you register, you’ll receive $30-100 in AWS Promotional Credits to use in the AWS Console. When applying, please be sure to use the .edu email address issued to you by your school. If you do not have a .edu email address, additional verification may be required. The application review process can take up to 48 hours, so make sure you register ahead of time. Go to www.awseducate.com to enroll.

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Prizes

$14,560 in prizes

First Place

$3000 for the entire team

Second Place

$2000 for the entire team

Third Place

$1000 for the entire team

Best use of iCIMS Hackathon API

Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer V2 per team member.
The best use of our iCIMS Hackathon API in a project. https://hackicims.com

Best 1st-timers Hack (Students)

Echo Dot per team member.
The best project built by a team of all first-time hackathon attendees. For students only.
Sponsored by AWS Educate

Best 1st-timers Hack (Professionals)

Echo Dot per team member.
The best project built by a team of all first-time hackathon attendees. For professionals only.

Best use of AWS or an Amazon Device (Students)

Echo Spot per team member.
The best project built using either an Amazon device or an AWS service. For students only.
Sponsored by AWS Educate

Best use of AWS or an Amazon Device (Professionals)

Echo Spot per team member.
The best project built using either an Amazon device or an AWS service. For professionals only.

Most Innovative Hack

Fire HD 8 Tablet (16GB) per team member.
The project that demonstrates the highest level of innovation over existing technologies.
Sponsored by New Relic

Best Hardware Hack

DJI Tello Drone per team member.
The best use of hardware in a project.

Best Hack for Good

SparkFun Inventor Kit v4 per team member.
The best use of technology for positive social impact. Whether it's education, the environment, hunger, social/economic justice, inclusion/diversity, and more, how can we use technology to improve how we live, work, and play. See the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals for inspiration. All ideas are encouraged, from proof of concept to prototypes.

Best use of AI/ML

$100 Amazon Gift Card per team member.
The best use of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning in a project.

Most Innovative UX Design Hack

1-year subscription to Sketch per team member.
The project that demonstrates the most game changing user experience design.

Most Potential for a Startup

Fitbit Charge 3 per team member.
The project with high business value that has the most potential to be its own startup.

Best Halloween Hack

Scary Movie Package: $50 Netflix Giftcard, popcorn, & candy per team member.
The best project with a spooky theme or Halloween twist.

Best use of Algolia

Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch for each team member

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams

Power banks for each team member

Best use of HERE.com

Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com

[Weekly Challenge] Best use of Clarifai’s API

Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Spectacles by Snapchat for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity

$50 Gift Cards from Fidelity for each team member

Best use of Authorize.net

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member

Eligibility

Participants are welcome in the following categories:

Individuals - Adult professionals, college students, high school students (14 years of age and older)*

Teams - maximum of five individuals

*High school students between the ages of 14 and 18 will need their parents to fill out and return an additional minor consent form, which will be emailed out upon completion of the registration process

Judges

Jeremy Wallace

Jeremy Wallace
Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Alex Castillo

Alex Castillo
Co-founder, Neurosity

Shaikat Haque

Shaikat Haque
Software Engineer, Invesco

Sesh Venugopal

Sesh Venugopal
Professor, Rutgers University

Nick Gattuso

Nick Gattuso
AP Computer Science Teacher, Point Pleasant High School

Olivia Derosa

Olivia Derosa
Software Engineer, Google

Kevin Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt
Chief Architect, iCIMS

Joseph Zizza

Joseph Zizza
Principal Platform Specialist, iCIMS

Andrew Lavers

Andrew Lavers
Principal Software Architect, iCIMS

Shane Papp

Shane Papp
Business Analyst, iCIMS

Christopher Nguyen

Christopher Nguyen
Software Developer, iCIMS

Holly Cole

Holly Cole
UX Research Analyst, iCIMS

Byron Stout

Byron Stout
Senior Manager, Software Development, iCIMS

Olga Glavna

Olga Glavna
Software Developer, iCIMS

Burt Hwang

Burt Hwang
Manger, Software Development, iCIMS

Joe Schick

Joe Schick
Manger, Software Development, iCIMS

Emily Girard

Emily Girard
Sales Engineer, iCIMS

Caitlin Higgins

Caitlin Higgins
Sales Engineer, iCIMS

Brittany Jacobs

Brittany Jacobs
Software Developer, Vydia

Kevin Barresi

Kevin Barresi
Co-Founder and CTO, FinTech Studios

Judging Criteria

  • Creative, Original, Innovative
  • Useful
  • Technical
  • UX, Design, Polish