We believe in empowering and enriching humanity. We connect people and new perspectives to promote inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. We build solutions for problems worth solving, together.

Believe

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.

Connect

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.

Build

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.

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Prizes

#HackHarassment

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

BB8 Droids

Best Use for Rapid API

DGI Drones

Best Use of Microsoft Technology

Prizes will be given out by Microsoft

Best VR Hack

1 TUNE 3-D Printer

1st Place

Amazon Echos from Accolade/a16z + Drones from Zillow + Rasberry PI from Microsoft

2nd Place

Xbox Kinects from Microsoft + Amazon Echos from Amazon Alexa

3rd Place

Rasberry PI from Microsoft

Judges

Mahir

Mahir

Judging Criteria

  • Undisclosed