200 students. 36 hours. Limitless possibilities.

We're excited to announce CarlHacks, Carleton College's second national hackathon. Whether you've been programming for five minutes or five years, you'll find CarlHacks to be an incredible space to learn more. Bring your next big idea to life over the course of 36 hours (napping strongly encouraged), attend a cornucopia of workshops, and join an awesome community of hackers.

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Prizes

$730 in prizes

First: Dell Venue 10 Pro tablets + Raspberry Pi 2 Kit

Second: Quadcopter

Third: Arduino Uno R3 Kit & Anker External Battery

Beginner's Prize

Intro HTML and CSS books

Best Developer Tool

Octocat figurines

Best Domain Name

domain.com swag and Sparkfun Redboards

Target's Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Undergrads from any university in the US are invited.

Judges

Dave Diehl

Dave Diehl
Crowdstrike

Nathan Grawe

Nathan Grawe
Carleton College Economics Department

Jeff Lin

Jeff Lin
Bust Out Solutions

John Elsas

John Elsas
Google

Phil Xiao

Phil Xiao
Homi

Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones
GovDelivery

Judging Criteria

  • Novelty
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Utility/Function
    Is the hack practical and something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • User Experience
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Overall Impression