SwampHacks will see 400 hackers gather for a 24-hour software development marathon.

Become a part of one of the largest hackathons in the South.

Hacking will take place in the Marston Science Library basement on the University of Florida's campus from 1/23 @ noon until 1/24 @ noon.

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Prizes

First Place

{Dell Venue 10 5000 Android Tablet - Provided by MLH} And { The choice between:
- An XBox One for Each team member
or
- One prize for each team member from our prize pool
| Raspberry Pi Starter Kit (3)
| Kindle Fire Tablet (2)
| Jawbone Fitness Band (2)
| Roku 3 (2)
| Makey Makey (3)
| "Become a Master Hacker" 3-Book Set curated by Bernard Marger
| Coin (2)
| Tile Bluetooth Tracker + Selfie Stick Prize Bundle (5) }

Second Place

We'll have a prize pool of XBOX Ones, Roku TVs, Kindle Fire tabs, Raspberry Pi CanaKits, Makey Makeys, and more! Each team member gets one prize, and second place gets second dibs.

Third Place

We'll have a prize pool of XBOX Ones, Roku TVs, Kindle Fire tabs, Raspberry Pi CanaKits, Makey Makeys, and more! Each team member gets one prize, and third place gets third dibs.

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

Sixth Place

Seventh Place

Eighth Place

Ninth Place

Tenth Place

Organizer's Choice

The organizers LOVED your submission! Each member of the winning team will receive a View-Master VR Starter Pack. Additionally, the winning team as a whole will receive an exclusive gift from our organizing team.

Clarifai API Prize (2)

Awarded for the best use of Clarifai's API in a hack. Each winner will receive a Clarifai branded skateboard and a DSLR camera.

MLH Best Domain Name

Awarded for the best domain name hosting a hack. Each winner will receive a swag bag containing a Sparkfun Redboard and other hardware goodies.

MLH Best use of AWS

Awarded for the best use of Amazon Web Services. Each winner will receive a 1TB hard drive.

Nielsen Best Measurement Hack (2)

Awarded for the best hack that performs some sort of measurement. The winning team will receive $200 in Amazon gift cards.

State Farm's Favorite Hack

Awarded to the favorite hack of the State Farm representatives. Each member of the winning team will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Hackers must have been a university student in either Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or both. Team sizes may not exceed 5.

Judges

Dr. Sumi Helal

Dr. Sumi Helal
Professor at the University of Florida

Dr. Lisa Anthony

Dr. Lisa Anthony
Asst. Professor at the University of Florida

David Whitney

David Whitney
Asst. Director of UF Innovation Institute

Amir Rubin

Amir Rubin
CEO at Paracosm

Benjamin King

Benjamin King
CEO at Keep It Simple Technlolgies

Duncan Kabinu

Duncan Kabinu
Co-Founder of Gainesville Dev Academy

Dan Rua

Dan Rua
Managing Partner at Inflexion Partners

Nick Tardif

Nick Tardif
Software Engineer at Paracosm

Judging Criteria

  • Practical Application
    How is the hack useful?
  • Design (UI)
    How awesome does the hack look?
  • Creativity/Novelty
    How original is the idea?
  • Quality of Implementation
    How well does the hack work?
  • Intuitiveness (UX)
    How easy and natural does using the hack feel?
  • Final Pitch
    How well did you convince the judges that your hack is the best?