Pen-To-Paper, Paper-To-Reality

DEVPOST SUBMISSION DEADLINES

10/17/20, 9am PDT - Initial submit deadline. 

  • IMPORTANT! In order to be judged and considered for prizes, you must submit something to Devpost by 9AM.

10/17/20, 10am PDT - Hacking ends!

  • Be sure to that your Devpost submission includes your video demo so that judges can see you showcase your project!

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This year, experience a whole new DubHacks from anywhere you call home (we're virtual!). Create alongside the brightest students in the world as you put your pen to paper and bring your technological imaginations to life. 

DubHacks is a collegiate hackathon hosted by students from the University of Washington, Seattle promoting accessibility and representation in tech. This year, we're excited to launch our new virtual environment, Reality, and welcome student hackers from anywhere in the world. No matter your experience level, we want to see you create at DubHacks 2020.

To participate in DubHacks 2020, you must be officially registered through our site (not just Devpost)! Check your email for communication from our team.

 

View full rules

Prizes

$88,850 in prizes

Canvas Track Winner

Now that many forms of entertainment have become harder to experience in person, these crafts have taken on new importance in the age of COVID-19. As our technology becomes exponentially more advanced, the possibilities of bringing creative outlets to the masses are limitless.

Topics to consider: Streaming Platforms, Entertainment, E-Commerce, Art, Gaming, Concerts, Photography

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes:
- Nintendo Switch Lite + Any Nintendo Switch Game
- An adjustable standing desk
- Facebook Portal+
- Apple Watch SE
- 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription
- A $300 donation to a charity of your choice
- 60 copies of Among Us

Blueprint Track Winner

Technological contributions in the quantitative sciences have paved the future of healthcare, finance, data, research, and the development of engineering itself. Armed with greater technology, these quantitative systems must be transformed to become more intuitive and accessible, placing emphasis on an empathetic human experience.

Topics to consider: Health Tech, Research, FinTech, Natural Environment, Data Analytics, Science, Mathematics, No-Code Platforms, Blockchain, Engineering

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes:
- Nintendo Switch Lite + Any Nintendo Switch Game
- An adjustable standing desk
- Facebook Portal+
- Apple Watch SE
- 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription
- A $300 donation to a charity of your choice
- 60 copies of Among Us

Newsprint Track Winner

In a virtual world, communication and culture remain strongholds of creating personal connections and productive social systems. By utilizing our ever-advancing technology, we can replicate the meaningful nature of face-to-face interactions while breaking down existing digital barriers.

Topics to consider: Media Platforms, Business Operations, Forms of Communication, Identity, Inclusive Language, Public Policy, Education, Physical Interactions, Productivity, Collaboration

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes:
- Nintendo Switch Lite + Any Nintendo Switch Game
- An adjustable standing desk
- Facebook Portal+
- Apple Watch SE
- 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription
- A $300 donation to a charity of your choice
- 60 copies of Among Us

Low Code Winner (3)

We understand that hackathons can be hard, especially given the virtual nature of our current world. If you don't feel as though your hack is complete enough to submit to one our of main tracks, submit your (unfinished) project to a Low-Code Track Parallel (Canvas/Blueprint/Newsprint) to be considered for a mini prize and special recognition during our Closing Ceremony.

Each winning team member will receive a copy of the popular party game, Among Us!

Canvas Track Finalist (3)

Blueprint Track Finalist (3)

Newsprint Track Finalist (3)

First Timer Special Recognition

For teams that are comprised of majority-first time hackers! Each winning team member will receive a copy of the popular party game, Among Us!

Best Use of Azure for Social Good

The Best use of Azure for Social Good prize is awarded to the team who makes the best use of Azure during DubHacks. The primary requirement is that your hack project includes Azure in some way to advance the betterment of society or the globe. You can find our scoring rubric on our Hack with Azure page.

The winning team will receive a Xbox Ultimate Game Pass, LinkedIn Premium Membership, and a $1,000 donation to a charity of their choice.

More information can be found at the following links:

[https://github.com/microsoft/hackwithazure#azure-prize](https://github.com/microsoft/hackwithazure#azure-prize)

[https://aka.ms/hackwithazur](https://aka.ms/hackwithazure)

Any team that chooses to enter will evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Was the project developed using Microsoft Azure and did it have a positive impact? (required for entry)

2. Does the project address a clear need, problem, or opportunity and is the solution clearly explained? (10 points)

3. Does the project include innovations in technical design and/or implementation of services (e.g., Cognitive Services, Bot Services, IoT Hub, Functions) and/or user experience? (20 points)

4. Does the project have a clear target market or audience? (5 points)

5. Is the project’s purpose and basic functionality easily understood? (5 points)

6. Does the project have a professional degree of production in terms of performance, user interface, visuals, and audio? (10 points)

Winner is highest total score out of 50

Tie-break: Does the team have a credible plan for getting their project to market in terms of business model, any required partnerships, or other factors?

Pioneer Square Labs Best Hack

One team will be chosen to speak with mentors at PSL about their project!

Best Use of Google Cloud (1st)

This prize will be awarded to the project with the best use of any Google Cloud product. Win a Google Cloud Patagonia backpack, water bottle, pillow, and trophy for 1st Place! (please note that the 1st place prize can only be shipped to US mailing addresses)

Best Use of Google Cloud (2nd)

This prize will be awarded to the project with the best use of any Google Cloud product. Win either a Google Nest Mini for 2nd Place!

Google Cloud COVID-19 Hackathon Fund (6)

Select projects may receive an invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers.

Best Web App Using Bubble

Description: We will be judging projects on the best web-based application soution built with Bubble. Each member of the winning team will have access to $1,000 in Bubble credits for 6 months. We encourage you to attend our workshop on how to use Bubble, and feel free to check our Slack Channel for the times that we'll be online to answer any questions!

Prize: $1,000 in Bubble credits for every team member part of the winning team

Best Use of echoAR

Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform to win a $50 Amazon gift card and free Business Tier access for one month.

Best Use of Voiceflow

Each winning team member will receive an Echo dot.

Qualifications:

- Build using/incorporating Voiceflow in their project

- Submit a "download" link or "shareable" link of their project with their submission so we can see their project and include a quick brief (video or written) on how they used Voiceflow or voice in their project.

- The winners will be selected once all teams have been evaluated and will be contacted via email to receive and coordinate their prizes.

- All submissions can be submitted directly to [emily@voiceflow.com](mailto:emily@voiceflow.com)

Barn2Door Small Business Hack

Technology has allowed many small businesses to transition to virtual platforms, but countless small businesses still endure a multitude of challenges. Barn2Door is an impact-driven technology startup in Seattle, helping sustainable Farmers move their small farm businesses online. The winning team will help impact small businesses in a positive way (bonus points if it positively impacts the food system). Each team member from the winning team will receive $25 of local farm food, and Barn2Door swag (hats, stickers).

Disney: Best Collaboration and Storytelling in Entertainment (1st)

Many people find it challenging to collaborate and share experiences in a virtual setting. Therefore, the Disney prize will be awarded to the team/individual whose submission showcases the best use of collaboration and creative storytelling in entertainment. The winner will receive a Disney gift card.

Disney: Best Collaboration and Storytelling in Entertainment (2nd)

Best Use of Wolfram (200)

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 value).

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Best Hardware Hack sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select up to two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

To participate in DubHacks 2020, you must be officially registered through our site (not just Devpost)! Check your email for communication from our team.

Judges

DubHacks

DubHacks

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?