At CrimsonCode this year, we are creating apps around the theme of connection.

What is the CrimsonCode Hackthon?

The CrimsonCode Hackathon is a 24+ hour event that provides a venue for self-expression and creativity through the use of technology. We encourage participants of all majors and skill levels to come together in teams to solve a problem they see with technology, or simply see the creation of general project ideas, all from scratch.

CrimsonCode is completely free, with no previous coding experience required. This event is a great place to meet new people and network with different majors, industry professionals, professors, and more! Even though this event is to focus on personal growth and development of technical skills, towards the end of the Hackathon participants will have the opportunity to present their projects science fair style to judges who will choose winners for prizes.

This year, CrimsonCode is completely online, and in collaboration with WSU College Loops - Girls Who Code and Sponsored by Schweitzer Engineering Labratories. All ACM and GWC members, along with our volunteers and industry mentors from our sponsors will be available to help you along the way! Not to mention the whole hacker community working on their own projects can also lend a quick hand.

 

This Year’s Theme: Connection

The global pandemic has affected all of us one way or another, and we are forced to adjust to a new way of life. Millions of people are working and studying from home, while others lost their jobs or are dealing with sickness. Due to months of social distancing, we have come across a new challenge to stay connected. Softwares that help people connect with each other, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Among Us, Netflix Watch Party,..., have gained thousands of new users since lockdown. As a programmer, what could you do to help people stay connected?

Topics to Consider: Streaming Platforms, E-Commerce, Entertainment, Gaming, Education, Communication, etc.

 

look for https://hackathon.eecs.wsu.edu/ for more information.

View full rules

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Tier 1 First Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Tier 2 First Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Tier 1 Second Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Tier 2 Second Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Tier 1 Third Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Tier 2 Third Place

Each member of the winning team will be awarded a single prize from our prize pool. In the event of excess prizes, we will continue to award prizes till we are out

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Be a University or College Student located in the United States
  • Be a High School Student located in the United States

Requirements

Important

To keep our hackathon an honest competition, do not create your GitHub repository for your project before 10:00 AM PST on March 6th, Any repositories created with commits before the event has officially started will not be judged.

Submissions

You must submit a link to your GitHub repository along with a well documented readme of your project for those who wish to install and use your project locally if possible. In your devpost submission also be as clear as possible as this is an element we will be juding on. All submissions will only be judged based on the judging criteria we have set which includes adherenace to our theme.

Judges

CrimonCode

CrimonCode
CrimsonCode

Mikaela Dean
Girls Who Code College Loops WSU

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the project technically impressive? Complex? Does it seem remarkable that someone could achieve this hack in just a day?
  • Polish
    You can’t expect a completely polished, ready-to-go project at the end of a hackathon. But you can look for some degree of polish, thought, and effort. Does the hack work? Did the team achieve their goals and accomplish what they set out to do?
  • “Wow” Factor
    Sure, this one is hard to judge, but hackathons are all about exciting innovation and surprising solutions to problems. Look for a project that makes you say, “Wow!” You can also take into account the reactions of the other hackers.
  • Usefulness
    Does the hack seem practical and viable? If this went to market today, how would it be received?
  • Originality & Creativity
    Is the hack original? Is it apparent that the hack took a lot of thought to come up with? How creative is their solution approach?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the theme? Does it implement the theme fully or just partially?

themes

  • Communication
  • Social Good