Welcome to HackTX 2020, organized by Freetail Hackers!

Welcome to HackTX 2020, the most recent iteration of HackTX. We are Freetail Hackers (freetailhackers.com), a UT Austin student organization. Check out our website (hacktx.com) and follow us on social media! 

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Prizes

$53,350 in prizes

First Place

First choice of Oculus Headset, Sony Headphones, or Air Fryers

Second Place

Second choice of Oculus Headset, Sony Headphones, or Air Fryers

Third Place

Third choice of Oculus Headset, Sony Headphones, or Air Fryers

Beginner Track

Surprise!

Azure Champ Prize- Hack for Good!

Microsoft wants you to use Microsoft Azure to create an app with a positive impact, that addresses a clear need or problem in society. Make sure to include innovations in technical design such as IoT or Bot Services, and be clear about your target market, purpose, and go-to-market plan. The team that gets the best score based on all these criteria will be crowned this year's Azure Champ! 1st place: $1000 to charity of choice, XBox Ultimate Game Pass, and LinkedIn Premium

Wayfair: Hack for Housing Inequality! (2)

Create a solution to support low income or displaced families on finding and securing housing or other vital resources! Any project in this space is eligible. 1st place: $100 Visa Gift Cards. 2nd place: $30 Uber Eats gift cards.

MLH- Best Use of Cockroach DB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. PostgreSQL compatible and easy to use. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt! 1st place: CockroachDB-branded 3-Doodle 3D Printing Pe

GCP- Second Place (2)

Best project that makes use of Google Cloud! 1st place: Google Cloud Branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy.
2nd place: Google Nest Minis

echoAR AR/VR Challenge

EchoAR is providing FREE Business plan access to their service for HackTX! Build an app on EchoAR for a chance to get business tier access and maybe launch a startup! 1st place: $50 Amazon cards, 1-month Business Tier EchoAR access, and a feature on EchoAR's inspiration page!

KuzoClass Challenge

1st place in this challenge gets donated spots to KuzoClass, valued at $1500 each! This is the best way to take your hack further and get on the path to starting a business.

MLH- Best Domain Name w/ Domain.com

Choose a Domain name with Domain.com and then create a corresponding website! The domain-site combination will win PowerSquare Qi Wireless Chargers and Backpacks!

MLH- Best Hardware Hack (2)

Available for any hardware or hardware emulator hack! If you have questions, message Elizabeth from MLH on Discord. The top 2 teams will obtain Grove Beginner kits with built-in Arduinos!

GCP- Best Use of Google Cloud

GCP- COVID-19 Hackathon Fund (7)

Receive Google Cloud credits to continue your project!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Kush Desai

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    - Project targets a specific problem - Project presents an original solution - Multiple technologies are incorporated
  • Impact
    - Project achieves desired functionality - Project is technically interesting and/or difficult - User Interface is polished and professional
  • Presentation
    - Desired functionality is clearly demonstrated - Project is intuitive to use and understand - Rationalizations for design choices are clearly explained
  • Implementation
    - Project achieves desired functionality - Project is technically interesting and/or difficult - User Interface is polished and professional