Welcome to Hydra Hacks! Hydra Hacks is a virtual hackathon for marginalized genders on June 10-12. We aim to cultivate diversity in tech among young beginners and professionals. You may build or design whatever you like though participants may create and submit a project to a track of their choice! All you need is a computer, and if you want, a few friends to hack with.
Remember to apply at [bit.ly/hhacks22] for a chance to win $5k in hackathon prizes and raffles as well as free swag. Hydra Hacks also has a referral program by which the person with the most referrals by the end of hackathon receives $10.
1. Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.
2. You must submit a 3 minute (max) video demo!
3. You must be on a team of 1-4 people.
$5,000 in prizes
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen) per team member, Nuron swag, $100 donation to any Bay Area organization of their choice, and a cool trophy.
$50 Doordash e-Giftcards per team member, Nuron swag, and a cool trophy.
Amazon Echo Dots (4th Gen), Nuron swag, and a cool trophy.
Exclusive Hydra Hacks Sweatshirts and a cool trophy.
Best Beginner Hack
Grove Beginner Kits for Arduino
Best Use of AssemblyAI API
Planning on building an application using speech recognition? AssemblyAI is offering $50 per team member for the most creative project built with AssemblyAI text-to-speech API!
Best Empowerment Hack
3 month Discord Nitro subscriptions and $250 Digital ocean credits
Best Data Science Hack
Fujifilm QuickSnap Flash 400 Disposable 35mm Camera and $150 Digital Ocean credits
Best Prototype Hack
1 month Adobe XD Subscriptions and and $100 Digital Ocean credits
Top 6 Overall
Product Hunt swag (T-shirt and stickers)
1 year subcription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Technical Lead at Nuro
Kyungmin (KK) Kim
Design Manager at Nuro
Software Engineer at Robinhood
SWE at Nuro
CS Research at Fordham University
Director at Hydra Hacks
Organizer at Hydra Hacks
Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?