MLH Hackathon at the University of Nottingham

HackNotts is a 24-hour hackathon from Nov 24-25 at the University of Nottingham, in England. Over 150 students will team up to learn about tech and create cool stuff.

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Prizes

£2,962 in prizes

HackNotts Winner (1st Place)

HackNotts Winner (2nd Place)

HackNotts Winner (3rd Place)

Funniest Hack (2)

[Capital One] Best Financial Hack

Use Captial One's Hackathon API to create the best financial hack.

[Capital One] Spirit of The Hack

[Nexmo] Best Use of the Nexmo API

Nexmo will select what they consider to be the best use of the API. The winners will each receive an Echo Spot.

[MLH] Best Use of Algolia

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

[MLH] Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at . Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

[MLH] Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

[MLH] Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

[MLH Weekly] Best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API

Use the Webex Teams API or mobile SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend. Each member of the winning team will receive a power bank.

[MLH Weekly] Best use of Clarifai's API

Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.

[MLH Weekly] Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat.

[GitHub/MLH] Best Octocat Drawing

Draw a picture of the GitHub Octocat. Tweet a picture of your drawing at @GitHubEducation with both #HackNotts2018 and #MyOctocat. The winner at each event will receive an Octocat Statue.

Eligibility

Individuals over 18 years in age.
Must be able to visit, study, work, or live in the United Kingdom.

Judges

John Garibaldi

John Garibaldi
UoN Computer Science

Mike Pound

Mike Pound
UoN Computer Science

Milena Radenkovic

Milena Radenkovic
UoN Computer Science

Geert De Maere

Geert De Maere
UoN Computer Science

Joshua Simpson

Joshua Simpson
MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead.