At its core, DubHacks represents more than a hackathon. It represents a belief that we have the responsibility and opportunity to empower and enrich humanity. This fundamental value is at the center of everything we do. By connecting people and new perspectives, we promote inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. Our guiding principles are the reason we aspire to make this world a better place. In this process we build for problems worth solving, together.
From the beginning, DubHacks has been focused on bridging together people and ideas to create new solutions. In our first two years, we have grown to over 600 participants. We are using this widespread reach to focus our mission on connecting individuals at the intersection of social advocacy and technology. We ingrain a sense of purpose into DubHacks to inspire individuals to develop creative tools that can be used tackle society’s biggest issues. Individually we only accomplish so much, but together through collaboration and innovation, we will impact the lives of many more.
We are all different people from different places. Our perspectives make us diverse and our collective backgrounds make us stronger. This reflects the unique way we shape the DubHacks community, similar to the way participants build projects at DubHacks. This year we are bringing not only sponsors, but nonprofit organizations into our community. As a sponsor, you will not only build brand awareness, but interact with over 650 students through recruitment and gain feedback on products. By sending mentors, you will assist with exposing and integrating your technology into student projects. Most importantly, you are joining us to motivate and cultivate the next generation of social visionaries.
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment and win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
1 TB Hard Drives
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Clarifai API Prize
Skateboards and DSLR Cameras
Best use of Data Visualization
Snowboards/Longboards or Mountain Bikes
Best Accessibility Project
Taskar Center Prize
Best Collaboration of Creativity and Technology
Best Use for Rapid API
Best Use of Microsoft Technology
Prizes will be given out by Microsoft
Best VR Hack
1 TUNE 3-D Printer
Amazon Echos from Accolade/a16z + Drones from Zillow + Rasberry PI from Microsoft
Xbox Kinects from Microsoft + Amazon Echos from Amazon Alexa
Rasberry PI from Microsoft
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you: