Hack@CEWIT: Robotics, IoT, Machine Learning, Big Data & Health Care. President's Day Weekend 2019, Stony Brook University

Calling All Hackers, Builders & Innovators,

Hack@CEWIT is back at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University! In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking and Softheon, this year's theme is Robotics, IoT, Machine Learning, Big Data & Health Care and will incorporate both physical build and capture the flag components.

Join us for President's Day weekend, February 15-17, 2019, to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus while competing for over $5K in prizes!

Interested in hacking, partnering, or have questions for our team? Visit hack.cewit.org or contact us at hack@cewit.org. Check out the 2017 recap and register today.

See you at Hack@CEWIT!

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Prizes

$5,000 in prizes

Top-Tier: Best in Show

$1500 Cash Prize for the top team

Most Practical: Great Potential

Potential for implementation. Applicable. Useful rather than concerned with theory or ideas. $250 cash prize for the winning team.

Most Ambitious: A for effort

The team with the biggest dream and showing a strong desire and determination to succeed. $250 cash prize for the winning team.

Machine Learning: A.I. Most Likely to Take Over The World

Think you know what A.I. could be capable of? Show us! The hack bringing us closer to the future. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

Most Health-Conscious: Tech for Healthcare's Sake

Health Tech, or digital health, is the use of technology (databases, applications, mobiles, wearables) to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of healthcare. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

Softheon's Pick: Most Significant Use of Softheon APIs

Hack@CEWIT host sponsor, Softheon, takes their pick of hack that exhbits the most significant use of Softheon payment, identity, and/or data services API. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

Softheon's Pick: Best Use of Softheon Workshops

Softheon will award a prize to the hack that exhibits the best use of any of their various workshops given over the course of the hackathon. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

Robotics Challenge

Test the robotics skills! Guide your robot through our course as fast as possible using a SnappyXO kit. The course will be unknown until the second day of the hack. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

ULC Robotics Pick: Best Use of 3D Visualization/Simulation

The use of 3D visualization to create models that give robotics the ability to perceive their environment is a fundamental component of autonomy. The transformation of individual and fused sensor data into 3D models can be done in many ways, using many tools. ULC is always looking for new approaches that improve this process. $500 cash prize for the winning team.

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud Platform (2)

1st Place: Google Home Minis for each team member
2nd Place: Smart Lightbulbs for each team member

MLH - Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

MLH - Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410C for each team member

MLH Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Casio watch.

Viacom - Best Multimedia Hack

The best hack that includes a) technology utilizing AR / VR / AI / blockchain and b) this tech falls within the multimedia space, such as videos, audio, images, interactive content | media experiences.

Prize: Google Home Minis for each of the winning team members.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students or recent December 2018 college graduates. Valid student ID required at check-in. Max 4 per team.

Requirements

All hacks must be submitted by 9:00am!

How to enter

Hack@CEWIT is an open event, no application required. To join us, register via Major League Hacking at hack.cewit.org. All hackers must pre-register in advance. Space is limited and walk-ins will not be permitted.

Judges

Jeremy Tocher

Jeremy Tocher
Softheon

John Paul Pennisi

John Paul Pennisi
Softheon

Vincent Daempfle

Vincent Daempfle
Zebra Technology

John Jayne

John Jayne
Electrical Engineering Manager, ULC Robotics

Jonathan Gottfried

Jonathan Gottfried
Founder, Major League Hacking

Mikhail Gouzman

Mikhail Gouzman
CTO, Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (SensorCAT), Stony Brook University

Yun Zhang

Yun Zhang
Mobileware Inc.

Qian Zhou

Qian Zhou
Stony Brook University

Paul Fodor

Paul Fodor
Stony Brook University

Dr. Wei Lin

Dr. Wei Lin
Stony Brook University

Michael Chiang

Michael Chiang
Stony Brook University

Stefan Salva Cruz

Stefan Salva Cruz
Engineering Lead, Netsmart Technologies

Peter Birdsall

Peter Birdsall
Director of Software Engineering, Viacom

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria I: Innovation
    Innovation - The most innovative apps are new concepts that solve a problem in a unique way with new features.
  • Criteria II: User Interface / User Experience
    User Interface / User Experience - The best apps are intuitive, visually appealing, and designed for the intended user
  • Criteria III: Overall Quality
    Overall Quality - The best apps are aligned with system design and software engineering best practices and are well polished.
  • Criteria IV: Technical Complexity
    Technical Complexity - The best apps have a sophisticated design.
  • Criteria V: Quality of Pitch / Project Impact
    Quality of Pitch / Project Impact - The best apps have a clear business potential or broad impact (e.g., social, educational, etc.).