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.
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 education, health, security and agriculture and provide some solutions in the form or drones, robots and
Check out the HackforGood postcard.
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, Artificial Intelligence or all and anything creative, don’t wait to apply.
The hackathon will hold on July 13-15, 2017 at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria.
|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|
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Out of state participants arrive and check into hotel
Pre-Hack Preparation, Background of 3D Africa, Introduce Mentors
Hackathon introduction, weekend overview, team formations
Review of Hackathon Rules/Answer Questions
Team bonding exercises and games
Awards Ceremony: Winners announced, Prizes
Final designs will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and technology specialists.
|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?
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