Data surrounds and empowers things around us every day. You probably use data in your day-to-day grind all the time without realizing it. Join us for Data Day Grind 2.0 to take a closer look at the data that surrounds you and build something awesome at our data-analytics-themed hackathon. Learn new skills and explore new technologies this weekend with us!
While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. As always, build whatever you'd like!
- We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
- Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon.
- Your code must be available in some sort of public repository.
- We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this.
- If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon.
JBL Go Speaker + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
Best Data Visualization Hack
The hack that best showcases whatever data you're working with this weekend will be taking home Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Machine and MLH Swag for each team member.
Best Beginner Hack
Build your first hack with us this weekend. This prize is awarded to the best team comprised of at least 50% first time hackers. Bonus points for being on theme. Winning hackers will receive a Arduino Starter Kit as their prize!
Best use of Google Cloud
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.
Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry [APAC Only]
GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.
Best use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. 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 while supplies last!
Best Space App powered by Space Force
The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build! Please note: the majority of your team members must be located in the United States to qualify.
Best Financial Data Hack
Addepar is creating a unified data model and architecture for trillions of dollars in global assets — we continually aggregate all financial accounts and investments and enhance them with relevant market and third-party data to provide customers with a consolidated view of wealth across institutions. The platform is flexible enough to track any asset that can be owned. The challenge: using two or more data sets that are publicly available, at least one of which is financial data, demonstrate a novel way to view the relationship between them. Data sets are available for free online at data.world, globalfinancialdata.com, data.europa.eu, and data.gov. If you’re looking for some suggestions, you could try building data visualizers, stock tickers, cost analyzers or ML powered trend forecasting! The best presentation of correlated data will win a Nintendo Switch!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
Adherence to Theme
Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?