Hack the Past

For this edition of HackHarvard, we're intent on applying a timeline to the hackathon experience.
We want to bring back the old technology that started it all, the classic technology that people still look upon at that inspire them to improve or create amazing products. It's a simple idea, but we want our hackers to take it in all sorts of fantastic ways; whether it's reworking a well-known gadget or creating the next iteration of a common solution, the things that will come out of this hackathon are bound to embody elements of the old and the new.

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Prizes

$8,000 in prizes

Overall - 1st Place

Each team member gets first pick of one of the following: 4 Apple Watches, 4 Drones, and 4 Go Pros. Each team member will also receive a 1st place MLH medal.

Overall - 2nd Place

Each team member gets first pick of one of the following: 4 Apple Watches, 4 Drones, and 4 Go Pros. Each team member will also receive a 2nd place MLH medal.

Overall - 3rd Place

Each team member gets first pick of one of the following: 4 Apple Watches, 4 Drones, and 4 Go Pros. Each team member will also receive a 3rd place MLH medal.

Microsoft Prize

Capital One Prize

Watch Dogs 2 Best Device Privacy Hack MLH Prize

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Each team member will receive a Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2.

#HackHarassment MLH Prize

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Each team member will receive a HackHarassment Swag Bag

Best Domain Name from Domain.com MLH Prize

Each team member will receive a Domain.com Swag Bag

Best Use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) MLH Prize

Each team member will receive 1 TB Hard Drive

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Diane Williams

Diane Williams
MIT / Harvard

Jacob Fohtung

Jacob Fohtung
Harvard School of Public Health

Disha Chabey

Disha Chabey
Illumina

Sucheth Koppa

Sucheth Koppa
Illumina

Gabe Ochoa

Gabe Ochoa
Bloomberg

Chris Beard

Chris Beard
Bloomberg

Yves Azzam

Yves Azzam
Bloomberg

Grace Chen

Grace Chen
Bloomberg

James Celona

James Celona
Dell

Mike Fishman

Mike Fishman
Dell

Rachel White

Rachel White
Microsoft

Mike Ferraco

Mike Ferraco
Capital One

Austen Novis

Austen Novis
Capital One

Nick Maas

Nick Maas
Capital One

CJ Carr

CJ Carr
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Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Complexity
  • Scope
  • Innovative