Best Hack for Social Good
sponsored by JPMorgan Chase
Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speakers and Civic Hall Membership for each member of the winning team
Most meaningful contribution to Open Source
sponsored by Goldman Sachs
Write a technical article for Twilio Voices, preferably using a Twilio product
sponsored by Twilio
$500 per article
Best Use of Digital Ocean Products
sponsored by Digital Ocean
$500 in Digital Ocean Credit
Best use of Google Cloud API
sponsored by Google
A Chromecast and Google Home Mini for each member of the winning team.
Best beginner hack
sponsored by ADI
Arduino for each member of the winning team
Best use of Quantopian Api
sponsored by Quantopian
1 Free QuantCon Ticket (Workshop and Conference, April 27th-28th) or 1 Free NYC Workshop Ticket
Best Health Hack
sponsored by Columbia BMES
Orange Pi Zeros
Best use of Data for Social Impact
sponsored by Bloomberg
BB-8 robot for each member of the winning team
Who designed your awesome website and other branding materials?
ADI's designer, Bella Shim! If you're interested in more of her work, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is DevFest?
DevFest is a week-long learnathon that culminates in an 18-hour hackathon. DevFest focuses on fostering community and helping new developers end the week with a completed project. ADI hosts DevFest every Spring.
Who can participate?
Any student from the Columbia community (SEAS, CC, Barnard, General Studies, or any of the graduate schools) can register and participate.
Do I need experience? What will I learn at DevFest?
Students of ALL experience levels are welcome! If you've never programmed before, the Beginner Track is perfect for you. The Beginner Track will teach you how to build your own website, and requires no prior programming experience. If you do have prior experience, sharpen your skillset by working on the Web Development Track, iOS Development Track, or Data Science Track.
What is the DevSpace?
The DevSpace, located in Carleton Commons, is where you can work on any of the 4 DevFest Tracks with the help of TAs and peers. The DevSpace will be open 8 - 11 pm, Monday through Thursday.
What are the DevFest Tracks?
The DevFest Tracks are a collection of self-paced comprehensive online tutorials in a variety of technical subjects. Each track teaches you how to build a fully-functional project from start to finish. We are offering 4 tracks this year: Beginner, Web Development, iOS Development, and Data Science.
Do I have to come to the entire week?
No, but be sure to register and attend as many events as you can. We will have different company sponsors, tech electives, and fun activities every night, so come to as many as you can!
Will there be food?
Yes! There will be dinner for kickoff (Monday night) and snacks throughout the week. We'll also serve meals and snacks at the hackathon.
Do I need a team or idea to sign up?
No! Just come with a willingness to learn something new :)
How big can my hackathon team be?
The maximum team size is 4.
What if I don't have a team?
Don't worry! At the start of the hackathon, we'll hold a team-formation event.