Lehigh University's Premiere Hackathon

LehighHacks is Lehigh University's first hackathon. Occuring over 24 hours from December 2nd to December 3rd at Lehigh’s Fairchild-Martindale Library in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, students will be working with technologies from our corporate partners to disrupt industries like the Internet of Things, Financial Technologies, Virtual Reality, and Social Apps.

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Prizes

$4,200 in prizes

1st Place Overall

MIAC will provide $750 cash to the First Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

2nd Place Overall

MIAC will provide $500 cash to the Second Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

3rd Place Overall

MIAC will provide $250 cash to the Third Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

1st Place - OSIsoft Challenge

1st Place winner for the OSIsoft VR energy visualization challenge.

2nd Place - OSIsoft Challenge

2nd Place winner for the OSIsoft VR energy visualization challenge.

3rd Place - OSIsoft Challenge

3rd Place winner for the OSIsoft VR energy visualization challenge.

Knowledgent Challenge

The winning team of the Knowledgent Challenge will receive Amazon Echo Dots for each member.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Lutron Prize

Lutron will Caseta Home Automation kits to every member of a team of its choosing.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams of no more than 4 people who are over the age of 18 years as of December 2nd, 2016 may submit hacks for the judges' consideration. 

Requirements

Create your project, submit your project on Devpost and pitch your project to our judges! In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must pitch your project in person at the close of hacking.

Judges

Ari Yacobi

Ari Yacobi
Director, Data Science at Knowledgent

Joyce Shen

Joyce Shen
Director, Emerging Tech at Thomson Reuters

Joe Furlong

Joe Furlong
Director Due Diligence Group and Capital Markets Group at MIAC

Rhodes Baker

Rhodes Baker
Product and Technology Leader at Lutron

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Aptitude
    How technically challenging was this app? Did you have to come up with an innovative or clever way to overcome a challenge you ran into during the building process?
  • Creativity
    Does this app achieve something novel and innovative? Does it address an older problem in a new way?
  • Usefulness
    What problem does this help address? Would people use this on an everyday basis?