Discovering The Beyond. MakeUC 2020.

Welcome to MakeUC 2020. MakeUC is the University of Cincinnati's Fall hackathon hosted by IEEE@UC. We work year-round to offer you this great 24-hour event and allow you to connect with other students and network with industry partners! This year, we will be going virtual and we have 1150+ registrants joining us from 400+ universities across 57+ countries! We're excited to have you hack with us this Fall at the largest hackathon in the Cincinnati metropolitan area!

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Prizes

$48,950 in prizes

First Place Overall

40" Roku TV | T7 SSD 1TB | Sonos One | 1050 Ti Graphics Card | Sony Headphones

In addition to $250 in DigitalOcean Credits for each team member.

Second Place Overall

Scepter 24" Monitor | Apple Airpods | 32" Smart TV | JBL Bluetooth Speakers | DJI Gimbal | FPGA Trainer Board

Third Place Overall

JBL Quatum 400 | ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | The Arduino Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Logitech webcam (or comparable)

Best Education Hack

ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Digital Graphics Drawing Tablet | 16GB RAM | Amazon Echo Dot | Fire HD 8 Tablet

Best Space Hack

ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Digital Graphics Drawing Tablet | 16GB RAM | Amazon Echo Dot | Fire HD 8 Tablet

Best Health Hack

ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Digital Graphics Drawing Tablet | 16GB RAM | Amazon Echo Dot | Fire HD 8 Tablet

Best Social Responsibility Hack

ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Digital Graphics Drawing Tablet | 16GB RAM | Amazon Echo Dot | Fire HD 8 Tablet

Best Hardware Hack

JBL Quatum 400 | ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | The Arduino Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Logitech webcam (or comparable)

Best UI/UX Hack

JBL Quatum 400 | ELEGOO Mega Starter Kit | The Arduino Starter Kit | Mechanical Keyboard | Logitech webcam (or comparable)

[Wolfram] Wolfram Award (25)

A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member on the top 25 teams overall.

[Google Cloud] COVID-19 Hackathon Fund (4)

Google Cloud is offering up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers to select projects focused on building solutions for challenges related to COVID-19.

[Google Cloud] Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (First Place)

Patagonia Backpack, Acrylic Trophy, Water Bottle for each member (US mailing addresses only).

[Northrop Grumman] Capture The Flag

Only ONE individual can win this challenge. The winner will receive $100 Amazon Gift Card (US mailing addresses only).

[MLH] Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (Second Place)

Google Home Mini

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com Backpacks

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

[MLH] Best Use of DataStax Astra

YubiKey 5 Security Keys

Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win YubiKey Security Keys. Getting started in minutes with 10 GB free, no credit card needed.

[MLH] Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included.

1 prize for EACH winning team member with 2 winning teams.

[echoAR] Best Use of echoAR

$50 Amazon Gift Card for each team. 1-month free business tier access to the echoAR platform for each team member. A feature in the echoAR newsletter.

[Twilio] Best Use of Twilio API

Must use Twilio API to qualify for a prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: All students are welcome!

Countries: Participants from all countries are welcome to join. However, swag and prize exceptions will apply per shipping restrictions (can be COVID or geographical restrictions). Some prizes are only eligible for U.S. addresses and others can be slightly altered to cover the cost of international shipping (if applicable). This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the winners.

Requirements

To qualify for submission you must be in our database (registered on makeuc.io/register). No submission will be considered from students that are not in our database.

1. Video recording highlighting your approach, process, and code (2-3 minutes long).

2. Public repository link to access all the code (and design files), i.e. GitHub link.

3. A brief write-up (on Devpost) must be included with the project to discuss learning, technologies used, specific contributions by each team member (if applicable), etc.

Judges

John Franco

John Franco
Theory and Algorithms Professor at University of Cincinnati

Tao Li

Tao Li
Microsystems Professor at University of Cincinnati

Gowtham Atluri

Gowtham Atluri
Machine Learning and Data Science Professor at University of Cincinnati

David Washburn

David Washburn
Cyber Software Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO of echoAR

Neal Goyal

Neal Goyal
Coach at Major League Hacking

Ryan Matsumoto

Ryan Matsumoto
Developer Advocate at Google

Mihir Patel

Mihir Patel
Incoming Software Engineer at Microsoft

Brian Lozano

Brian Lozano
Program Coordinator at Google

Aaron Yeats

Aaron Yeats
Operations Manager at Google

Judging Criteria

  • Innovative Approach
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Purpose and Value
  • Presentation Quality