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    Through a competitive application process, HackforGood will attract 20 students between the ages of 18 and 30. Applicants may be techies, programmers, humanists, artists, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, educators and creative visionaries.

    Teams will first participate in a Human Centered Design, Fusion 360, Arduino programming and 3D printing workshop. They will form teams and brainstorm solutions to problem in the area of health, security, transportation and agriculture.

    Team products will be judged based on communicated criteria and prizes will be awarded.

    HackforGood will:

  • Identify local talent with the desire to learn and embrace human centered design and 3D printing for impact.
  • Enhance positive team building for participants fueled with creativity, innovation and cross-collaboration.
  • We invite you to apply and come and meet other enthusiastic creators passionate about designing and building a world with cutting edge technology!
  • Participants will be given opportunities to identify possible problems in the communities as they relate to health, security and agriculture and provide some solutions in the form or drones, robots and machines.

    We especially welcome female participants, so please apply by June 23, 2017.

    Participants will be given opportunities to identify possible problems in the communities as they relate to health, security and agriculture and provide some solutions in the form or drones, robots and machines. Check out the HackforGood postcard.

    Theme

    This years theme is, “Connect, Collaborate, Create for Good.” With your innovative mindset and 3D printers, we will come up with the world’s best solutions to real problems. Participants will be asked to use digital technologies in creative, innovative ways to benefit people and the environment with a view to offering solutions in a range of fields. The goal of this challenge is to create mock-ups or prototypes of products, services and ideas that are able to generate social and economic value for the community by hacking common objects and using open data, public APIs, frameworks for fast prototyping and software development, micro-controllers, sensors, and 3D Printers.

    If you are interested in sustainability, the environment, Internet of Things, 3D Printing, Wearables, Design Architecture or all and anything creative, don’t wait to apply.

    Date and Time

    The hackathon will hold on July 13-15, 2017 at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria.

    Day 1
    July 13
    Day 2
    July 14
    Day 3
    July 15
    Time Activity Time Activity Time Activity
    12:00pm – 5:00pm Out of state participants arrive and check into hotel 7:30am Breakfast 7:30am Breakfast
    5:00pm Pre-Hack Preparation, Background of 3D Africa, Introduce Mentors 8:00am Equipment draft 8:00am Hacking
    6:00pm Hackathon introduction, weekend overview, team formations 9:00am Hacking Begins 12:30pm Lunch
    6:30pm Review of Hackathon Rules/Answer Questions 12:00pm Teams update 2:30pm Hacking Ends
    7:00pm Dinner 12:30pm Lunch 3:00pm Final Demos and Team Presentations
    8:00pm Team bonding exercises and games 1:00pm Hacking 5:00pm Awards Ceremony: Winners announced, Prizes
    6:00pm Dinner
    8:00pm Hacking

     

    Day 1, July 13

    12:00pm – 5:00pm
    Out of state participants arrive and check into hotel

    5:00pm
    Pre-Hack Preparation, Background of 3D Africa, Introduce Mentors

    6:00pm
    Hackathon introduction, weekend overview, team formations

    6:30pm
    Review of Hackathon Rules/Answer Questions

    7:00pm
    Dinner

    8:00pm
    Team bonding exercises and games


    Day 2, July 14

    7:30am
    Breakfast

    8:00am
    Equipment draft

    9:00am
    Hacking Begins

    12:00pm
    Teams update

    12:30pm
    Lunch

    1:00pm
    Hacking

    6:00pm
    Dinner

    8:00pm
    Hacking


    Day 3, July 15

    7:30am
    Breakfast

    8:00ham
    Hacking

    12:30pm
    Lunch

    2:30pm
    Hacking Ends

    3:00pm
    Team demos/presentations

    5:00pm
    Awards Ceremony: Winners announced, Prizes

    FAQ

    How Does It Work?
    Who Can Attend?
    I Have Never Participated in a Hackathon. Can I Still Apply?
    How Much Does It Cost?
    Are you providing travel reimbursements?
    How Do I Apply?
    What Hardware Will be Available?
    What Should I Bring?
    What Size Should Teams Be?
    What Should I Make?
    How Does Judging Work?
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    Rules

    Intellectual property rights
    Protection of intellectual property
    Copyright
    Eligibility
    Winner selection/Judging criteria
    Awards
    Conduct

    How entries will be judged

    Final designs will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and technology specialists.

    Criterion Points Details
    User Interface 50 How easy is your solution to use?

    Is your solution visually appealing and does it demonstrate good human centered design?

    Does it require fewer user interactions than the competition, or automate processes that others require to be done manually?

    Creativity 50 How unique is your solution?

    Does your solution contain a feature that is useful, cost effective, non-obvious, or not considered by others?

    Does your solution go above and beyond in some way that effectively solves the problem while removing pain points for service providers and clients?

    Execution 50 How well does your solution work?

    Is it technically sound?

    How fully does your solution answer the challenge posed at the beginning of the hackathon?

    How close to production-ready is your solution?

    Total points 150

    Partners

    Interested in becoming a technology or financial partner? Please email 3dafrica@youthfortechnology.org