HackUNT is a non-profit hackathon run by a community of students from UNT. Our team is made by future software pioneers trying to bring students together on a united front. Our organization has been standing for 5 years and we aim to continue shootings for the stars!

This year we are taking the event to a whole new level by expanding! We wish to showcase the other engineering groups at UNT. We will have showcases from Robotics, Application Development, and Cyber Security groups.

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Prizes

$11,500 in prizes

1st Place

Occulus Quest 2 Per Team Member
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Our challenge to you is to build a program/application that better helps the community understand Space Travel and Human futures in space. Be creative! We can all look on wiki and google but, what makes your program special?
Prizes for this challenge are in person only

2nd Place

ASUS Portable Monitor Per Team Member

Our challenge to you is to build a program/application that better helps the community understand Space Travel and Human futures in space. Be creative! We can all look on wiki and google but, what makes your program special?
Prizes for this challenge are in person only

3rd Place

V1 Tech Gift Card Per Team Member

Our challenge to you is to build a program/application that better helps the community understand Space Travel and Human futures in space. Be creative! We can all look on wiki and google but, what makes your program special?
Prizes for this challenge are in person only

Sonr Challenge

Air Pods Max Per Team Member

Sonr is a blockchain ecosystem where users have full control over their digital identity, and developers are empowered to build peer-to-peer decentralized applications. We are on a mission to unlock true digital ownership by building the most simple and intuitive Decentralized Web experience for users and developers alike.
Verifiable on-chain identity is one of Sonr’s core features: with Sonr a developer can build identity-enabled experiences. How might we design better peer-to-peer application experiences leveraging verifiable identity?
Virtual participants are eligible for this prize, and winners can be sent globally.

Sonr Sub Challenge

Sonr Swag

Sonr is a blockchain ecosystem where users have full control over their digital identity, and developers are empowered to build peer-to-peer decentralized applications. We are on a mission to unlock true digital ownership by building the most simple and intuitive Decentralized Web experience for users and developers alike.
Verifiable on-chain identity is one of Sonr’s core features: with Sonr a developer can build identity-enabled experiences. How might we design better peer-to-peer application experiences leveraging verifiable identity?

State Farm, 1st Place

Nintendo Switch Per Team Member
State Farm's theme is safe driving, and your project will be judged based on: (1) applicability to that theme, (2) scalability, (3) impact/usefulness, (4) creativity/originality, and (5) use of technology. Their prizes will be given out in-person.

State Farm, 2nd Place

Beats Headphones Per Team Member
State Farm's theme is safe driving, and your project will be judged based on: (1) applicability to that theme, (2) scalability, (3) impact/usefulness, (4) creativity/originality, and (5) use of technology. Their prizes will be given out in-person.

State Farm, 3rd Place

Electronic Keyboards Per Team Member
State Farm's theme is safe driving, and your project will be judged based on: (1) applicability to that theme, (2) scalability, (3) impact/usefulness, (4) creativity/originality, and (5) use of technology. Their prizes will be given out in-person.

RESPEC Challenge, 1st Place

$1000 Split Amongst Team

At RESPEC, our company culture is defined by our common core values. We describe our core values as a PACT that exists between our co-workers, families, client partners, and communities. Our PACT represents mutual Passion, Accountability, Caring, and Teamwork, which manifests in every interaction we undertake. Demonstrate your Passion for software development by creating a tool that either:
Promotes Accountability,
Encourages Caring for others or the environment, or
Boosts Teamwork amongst members.
Prize available virtually but US only for tax reasons.

RESPEC Challenge, 2nd Place

A bunch of RESPEC Swag

At RESPEC, our company culture is defined by our common core values. We describe our core values as a PACT that exists between our co-workers, families, client partners, and communities. Our PACT represents mutual Passion, Accountability, Caring, and Teamwork, which manifests in every interaction we undertake. Demonstrate your Passion for software development by creating a tool that either:
Promotes Accountability,
Encourages Caring for others or the environment, or
Boosts Teamwork amongst members.
Prize available only in person for second place

RESPEC Challenge, 3rd Place (2)

RESPEC was so impressed by all the projects they added some extra prizes! Swag bags for the 2 winning teams

HCL Challenge 1

$500 Split Amongst Team

We challenge you to design an online movie ticket booking system facilitates the purchasing of movie tickets to its customers. E-ticketing systems allow customers to browse through movies currently playing and booking seats, anywhere and anytime.
Prizes eligible for attendees in person only for students outside UNT. Virtual UNT students are also eligible.

AssemblyAI Challenge

50$ Amazon gift cards per Team Member

Best use of Assembly AI

This is eligible for virtual participants

HCL Challenge 2

$500 Split Amongst Team

We challenge you to design an app with possibly thousands of users within a stadium watching a football game to guess/bid possible next move by the coach.
• Question – What will be the coach/captain’s next move ?? Respond in 5s
1. Running back to right
2. Quarterback doing run
3. Short pass to tight end
4. long pass to wide game
5. ...more options
6. ...more options
• Also, create an APP for admin users who can configure the question and next possible moves so that these options can be changed dynamically.

Austin Lane Best Solo Hack

IPad Mini

Create a web application that logs to a database of who is using the application and where they are at. keep the UI/UX simple there should be two options to select from:
1. ‘Log My Location’
• This option will use biometric recognition to determine the user and if the user is found, the application needs to log who it is and their current location.
• If the user cannot be determined, just simply alert the user cannot be found.
2. ‘Create User’
• a. This option will require the user to enter a name, and gather their biometric data so the next time option 1 is selected the user can be found and logged into the database You do not have to create a visual representation of the data being logged, if the database you are using has a tool to view the data, such as phpMyAdmin or Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

Tech Stack: Front End
Any JavaScript library or framework of your choosing.
NOTE: Vanilla JavaScript will work as well.
Feel free to use any free open-source biometric library.
Back End
Any server-side language of your choosing (PHP, Node.js, etc..).

Best Use of Google Cloud - MLH

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 located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com - MLH

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

Most Creative Use of Twilio - MLH

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev - MLH

AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.
Prize:
Anker Wireless Charger Bundle

Best Use of DeSo - MLH

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While blockchains like Avalanche or Solana cost $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera - MLH

Hedera is a next generation blockchain technology that's accessible from familiar programming languages like Java and JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3 development even more accessible to hackers like you! Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Keyboards for you and your team!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Sonr

Sonr

Order My Gear

Order My Gear

HCL

HCL

Respec

Respec

State Farm

State Farm

Judging Criteria

  • Novelty of Idea
    Is the application unique or original? Is it different from current solutions for that problem?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Functionality
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
  • Scalability
    Can the product be easily expanded in the future? Is the project developed with open framework(s) and use common coding conventions, for another developer to pick up?
  • Presentation
    Were they prepared? Did they successfully pitch their product? Good tone/inflection? Overall, did it give a lasting impression? etc.
  • Fit
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
  • Social Impact
    Does the product resemble a significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge?
  • Creativity
    Does the product transcend traditional ideas? Or tackle a common problem with a fresh approach?

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