Lehigh University's Premiere Hackathon

LehighHacks is Lehigh University's first hackathon. Occuring over 24 hours from March 31st to April 1st at Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, students will be working with technologies from our corporate partners to disrupt industries like the Internet of Things, Financial Technologies and Social Apps. 

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Prizes

$6,080 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Wells Fargo will provide $750 cash to the First Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

2nd Place Overall

Wells Fargo will provide $500 cash to the Second Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

3rd Place Overall

Wells Fargo will provide $250 cash to the Third Place Overall team at LehighHacks.

Best Use of IBM Bluemix

Each team member will receive a Samsung Gear VR from IBM.

Lutron Challenge Winner

Each team member will receive a Caseta Home Automation Starter Kit from Lutron.

Thomson Reuters Challenge Winner

Thomson Reuters will present the winning team with free access to its Eikon API for one year.

OSIsoft 1st Place

1st Place OSIsoft challenge winner for Best Use of Real Time Pi System Data.

OSIsoft 2nd Place

2nd Place OSIsoft challenge winner for Best Use of Real Time Pi System Data.

OSIsoft 3rd Place

3rd Place OSIsoft challenge winner for Best Use of Real Time Pi System Data.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams of no more than 4 people who are over the age of 18 years as of March 31st, 2016 may submit hacks for the judges' consideration. 

Requirements

Create your project, submit your project on Devpost and pitch your project to our judges! In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must pitch your project at the close of hacking.

Judges

John Savage

John Savage
VP of Data Science at Medidata Solutions

Reha Tutuncu

Reha Tutuncu
AQR Capital

Joyce Shen

Joyce Shen
Director of Emerging Technologies at Thomson Reuters

Sharad Kumar

Sharad Kumar
CTO at Knowledgent

Bruce Taggart

Bruce Taggart
Lehigh CIO/VP for LTS at Lehigh University

Ed Knapp

Ed Knapp
VP of Engineering at Qualcomm

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Aptitude
    How technically challenging was this app? Did you have to come up with an innovative or clever way to overcome a challenge you ran into during the building process?
  • Creativity
    Does this app achieve something novel and innovative? Does it address an older problem in a new way?
  • Usefulness
    What problem does this help address? Would people use this on an everyday basis?