Hack for a Cause

 

Hack for the homeless is a way for us students to start making a difference in the world, one hack at a time. We are promoting helping out the homeless by encouraging you to create tools which will help them find jobs, food, shelter, the essentials in life. Santa Clara’s ACM and ACM-W are inviting you to create the next app that will change the lives of the many who live on the streets in the 21st century.

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Eligibility

You must be a current Undergraduate or Graduate college student. You must be able to attend 100% of the hackathon as well as stay for the awards ceremony.

Requirements

Participants are asked to create applications which will help either the low class and homeless. We do have an open cateogry where people will be able to create any kind of program. A submission will include details on your hack, a few sentences will do, as well as a website (if you have one).

How to enter

1) Make sure you are signed up at http://acm.engr.scu.edu/hack15

2) Create your application

3) Submit your Application to Challenge Post by 5pm 

4) Be present after dinner to show off your applications to the judges.

Judges

Tharun Kumar

Tharun Kumar
Dew Mobility

Shweta Panditrao

Shweta Panditrao
Yahoo!

Michael Webber

Michael Webber
onVector Technology, LLC

Jen Padgett

Jen Padgett
Community Technology Alliance

Zuhayr Elahi

Zuhayr Elahi
HP

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Suzette K Pangrle
IEEE

Chuck Jagoda

Chuck Jagoda
CTA, DST, Heart and Home Women's Shelter

Parth Vasavada

Parth Vasavada
Western Digital Inc

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Cheriece Williams
Western Digital Inc

Judging Criteria

  • Application to Homeless
    Is this something that the homeless would use and benefit from? If so, how much?
  • Ease of Use
    How simple would it be for a homeless person to actually figure out how to use it?
  • Scalability/Potential
  • Technical Difficulty
    How hard did you have to work to make this project work?
  • Polish
    How nice does it look? How well does it work?