HackDFW is the design-thinking hackathon of Dallas.
It is a place where you can be part of the nebulous, wondrous, awe-inspiring, frustrating-yet-glorious process of creating. A place where ideas aren't limited by fear or doubt, only 24 hours.
Hosted at the Women's Museum in Fair Park, HackDFW brings together 500 talented creators and thinkers for a weekend of building.
Anyone who is registered and present at the event is eligible!
- You must submit the following three descriptions of your project alongside your submission:
- A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a 5-year-old.
- A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a peer.
- A 140-character description of your hack, as told to a senior engineer with years of experience.
- You should submit a link to your code, if possible. This is not required as not all projects use code.
- You must also submit your table number. Try to make sure nobody else is at the table that you're at.
$34,750 in prizes
Best in Show
Each member of the team will receive Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones, and a Google Home Hub.
Each member of the team will receive Viewsonic XG2402 monitors.
Each team chosen to present on stage will receive Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth speakers.
State Farm Challenge
Your challenge is to develop an app that incorporates Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality to improve the customer experience in any of our product offerings. How might we use augmented and virtual reality to improve customer experience? Alternatively, how might we design an application to promote State Farm products? (State Farm Products: Auto, Home, Bank, Life) Use your creativity to tailor it to what you think may fit. Your theme can be fun, it can be applicable to real life, or whatever your team dreams up.
1st Place: Nintendo Switch
2nd Place: Oculus GO
3rd Place: Fire Tablet
Best use of Omnisci, or Uber Movement in SF challenge. See https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WGojuhCRgy-ydi7xAXWTAGpYC9ZdE4sJb1ye-8CGNbM/edit# for more information.
Prize: Airpods per teammate
Capital One Challenge
Best Financial Hack
Prize: Amazon Gift Cards ($300)
How might we use publicly available data to solve problems faced by city dwellers and their vehicles?
Capital Factory Challenge
How might we best connect people within an organization?
Prize: 3 months coworking, mentor access
Dallas Regional Chamber: Say Yes to Dallas
Within the context of the DRC's Say Yes to Dallas initiative, how might we elevate the attractiveness of the DFW region using technology?
Prize: Gift cards per person
City of Dallas: Hacking Homelessness
How might we use data to alter the perception and discussion of homelessness in Dallas?
See the additional challenge brief at https://drive.google.com/a/hackdfw.com/file/d/0B9ur4Ollxhj7bzFTU3JlVVhqRmJlYXMwNzJXd3VwZTA5VFRR/view?usp=sharing
Prize: Gift cards per person
Impact House Challenge
How might we leverage technology to improve social and economic mobility for individuals in North Texas and abroad. Prize two tickets to Dallas Mavericks Game. We'll be using a data report via https://prosperitynow.org/sites/default/files/resource/2018-10/Racial_Wealth_Divide_in_Dallas.pdf.
Prizes: up to five (5) $50 Visa Gift Cards
Children's Health Challenge
How can we leverage technology to better connect parents, healthcare providers, insurers, and payors to streamline healthcare services in children with complex medical needs? Prizes: Perot Tickets, Children’s Health Bluetooth Seskers, and Children’s Health Ear Buds.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
You must register and be present on-site for the entire event in order to submit a project.
Use of Technology
Did the team integrate technology into their solution?
Was a working, functional prototype demonstrated? How well does the solution perform and meet the purpose described?
Does this solution have the potential to have an impact at scale, globally?
How creative was the team in developing a unique and innovative solution for the challenge?
Design & Usability
The UX/UI, functionality and ease of use of the solution.