On August 26-28th, Ignition Hacks is back for its third iteration. Ignition Hacks is a global hackathon offering thousands of dollars in prizes and opportunities for young students to become involved in artificial intelligence, machine learning, crypto, and both Web2 and Web3 development. Ignition Hacks brings together future leaders to achieve the common goal of improving their knowledge, technical, and presentation skills, along with expanding their general knowledge of the software world.  

At Ignition Hacks 2022, students will be working alone or in teams of up to four to build a technical project within a time limit of 36 hours. Through this, hundreds of students will be able to enhance their communication skills, leadership abilities, creativity, and programming knowledge. Ignition Hacks also serves as a great medium for networking; participants will be meeting both experienced mentors and keynote speakers as well as other youths in the STEM community. There will be various workshops to get students involved and bring in experienced guest speakers in the tech industry to talk about their experiences.

Compete at Ignition Hacks and meet like-minded individuals for over $10000+ of prizes! Sign up today!

Requirements

Division Sigma

- In Division Sigma, hackers must submit "Proofs" to prove that you have attended workshops.

- Each Proof is to show that you went to the workshop and implemented an aspect of it in the code, it will be submitted the submission process of Devpost, so please take some extra time before the deadline to fill it out. 

- The final project in Division Sigma will be submitted via Devpost, alongside a video demo (3 min max).

 

Division Delta

- Choose between Healthcare, Education, or Environment and create a solution to a real-world problem.

- Submit the completed project alongside a video pitch/demo (5 min max) to Devpost.

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Prizes

$15,826 in prizes
Cryptocurrency logo Prizes paid in cryptocurrency

Overall Winner (Delta)

Each member of the winning team will receive:
- 1 Apple Airtag
- 1 Pair of Xiaomi Redmi Airdots
- 1 Month of Discord Nitro
- 1 Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
- 5 Years of Taskade Unlimited

The team will receive $2849 of prizes in total.

Overall Winner (Sigma) (2)

Each member of a winning team will receive:
- 1 Apple Airtag
- 1 Pair of Xiaomi Redmi Airdots
- 1 Month of Discord Classic
- 1 Voucher for UiPath
- 1 Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition

The team will receive $1776 of prizes in total.

Best Healthcare Hack (Delta)

Each member of the winning team will receive:
- 1 Fitness Watch
- $125 of DigitalOcean Credits
- 1 Month of Discord Classic
- 1 Year of Centered Premium

The team will receive $1267 of prizes in total.

Honorable Mention - Best Healthcare Hack

Each member of the winning team will receive an official Honorable Mention certificate from Ignition Hacks.

Best Education Hack (Delta)

Each member of the winning team will receive:
- 1 Arduino Uno Kit
- 1 Month of Discord Classic
- $125 of DigitalOcean Credits
- 1 Codédex Workshop (Intro to Python or Intro to Web Dev)

The team will receive $883 of prizes in total.

Honorable Mention - Best Education Hack

Each member of the winning team will receive an official Honorable Mention certificate from Ignition Hacks.

Best Environment Hack (Delta)

Each member of the winning team will receive:
- 1 1TB USB
- $125 of DigitalOcean Credits
- 1 Free E-Book from O'Reilly
- 1 Month of Discord Classic
- Bisect Hosting Servers

The team will receive $883 of prizes in total.

Best Use of Web3 / Blockchain (2)
Cryptocurrency logo

1st Place: The winning team will receive $500 of UNI.
2nd Place: The winning team will receive $300 of UNI.

Radia Perlman Award

The team that wins this prize must have at least one female on their team.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
- 1 Month of Discord Classic
- $125 of DigitalOcean Credits
- One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition
- Axure Certificates (3)
- Xojo Desktop (1)

The team will receive $3667 of prizes in total.

Honorable Mention - Radia Perlman Award (3)

Each member of the winning team will receive an official Honorable Mention certificate from Ignition Hacks.

Best Use Of Symbl.ai (3)

1st Place: The team will receive a $200 USD Amazon Gift Card and a Symbl.ai Developer Swag Pack.

2nd Place: The team will receive a $150 USD Amazon Gift Card and a Symbl.ai Developer Swag Pack.

3rd Place: The team will receive a $100 USD Amazon Gift Card and a Symbl.ai Developer Swag Pack.

All Participants

All participants will receive:
- 25% off the first year of 1Password Families (new signups only)
- 1 Year of Taskade Unlimited
- 1 Year registration of any .xyz domain
- 30 Days of full access to Interview Cake
- 30-day trial to the O'Reilly online learning platform
- 3000 minutes (worth $150) of API credits for Symbl.ai
- Certopus Certificate

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Edison Qu

Edison Qu
Co-President of Ignition Hacks

Aritro Saha

Aritro Saha
Co-President of Ignition Hacks

Pavel Terenin

Pavel Terenin
Senior Software Engineer at Juniper Square

Megan Chun

Megan Chun
Finance Director of Ignition Hacks

Alex Lu

Alex Lu
Incoming UW CS Student and Previous Sponsorship Director of Ignition Hacks

YunFeng Zhang
Finance Director of Ignition Hacks

Judging Criteria

  • Use of our Technologies (Machine Learning / AI / Blockchain / Web Dev) (20%)
    How well did your project implement the main technologies of our hackathon? How technically challenging was it to develop the project? Were there significant technical problems requiring unique solutions?
  • Design (20%)
    How well do you implement user experience, intuitiveness, and ease of use into your project? Does the project look visually appealing to the user?
  • Delta: Adherence To Themes OR Sigma: Implementation of "Proofs" (20%)
    Delta: How well does your project align with a theme of our hackathon? Does the project solve a problem in it? Sigma: How well do you implement the proofs? Is it clear that you have implemented technologies from the workshops in your project?
  • Originality (20%)
    How original/unique is your project idea? Is it already a well known or existing solution to the problem you’re solving? How does your project differentiate from existing products/technologies?
  • Business Practicality (20%)
    Does your project have the potential to be taken further into a product or into a startup business? What are the real world applications of your project; can it be used on a day-to-day basis?

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