Madhacks 2018

Madhacks is the University of Wisconsin's twice-annual hackathon, bringing together participants from all over the US and Canada for 24 hours of hacking.

Unlike other hackathons, MadHacks is going to be putting emphasis on the wacky, the original, and the downright impossible!

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Requirements

  • Teams may have 1-4 members
  • All hackers in the team must be MadHacks 2018 registered participants. We will not accept any remote participation.
  • No code is written prior to the hackathon    

     

Judges

Matt Larson

Matt Larson
Senior Software Engineer at DNASTAR

Scott Kohl

Scott Kohl
CEO of ThirdSpace

Eric Hoffman

Eric Hoffman
ECE Faculty Associate, UW-Madison

Robert Steinbock

Robert Steinbock
CTO of Akitabox

John Moss

John Moss
MadHacks Lead Deveoper

Connor Stamper

Connor Stamper
MadHacks Lead Developer

Caroline Hardin

Caroline Hardin
University of Wisconsin Madison

Ian Mark

Ian Mark
MadHacks Director

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    Your project will be judged on its technical difficulty and complexity. How much of the code did you write and how much of them was using an API or outside library.
  • Originality
    Has this project been done before? If your project is to address a particular problem in society, does it actually solve that problem? Try to think out of the box and create a project that can wow our judges.
  • Impact
    Does your project address a specific problem that we are facing in society? If not, do you think people will actually use the project that you create? Why do you think so?
  • Design
    Did you take into considerations some user experiences to make your project more easy to use for users?
  • Learning
    Regardless if your project can actually run during the demo, what have you learned? What obstacles have you run into? Do you have a good story to tell about this learning experience?