Hundreds of students. 36 hours. Limitless possibilities.

Carleton College is pleased to announce the first large-scale hackathon at a small liberal arts college, bringing the inclusive liberal arts perspective to the world of hackathons. Whether you have a passion for graphic design or a penchant for systems, your skills and ideas can help create something truly powerful. That’s the essence of the liberal arts perspective—diverse backgrounds can lead to impressive results. What will you create?

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Eligibility

Any student who is or was enrolled in an undergraduate collegiate institution during the 2014–2015 academic year is eligible to participate in teams of 2–5.

Requirements

Submissions must contain the following:

  • Screen shots of you project. 
  • An accurate description of what it does.
  • All team members must be added on the submission form.

How to enter

Apply at carlhacks.io

Judges

Daniel Alabi

Daniel Alabi
MongoDB

Jeremy White

Jeremy White
CodeWeavers

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan
Software Engineer / GovDelivery

Erik Ruggles

Erik Ruggles
Software Engineer / TempWorks Software

Claudia Schachter

Claudia Schachter

Ray Finzel

Ben Cole

Ben Cole

Will Johnston

Will Johnston
Morgan Stanley

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