Build. Learn. Grow.

RevolutionUC is a student hackathon in which we invite students from across the midwest to partake in a weekend of code, community, and self-improvement. You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati and you don't have to be a computer science major or engineering student. We're looking for people who share our passion to do awesome things with technology.

You can find more information about RevolutionUC on the event's website https://revolutionuc.com/.

For information about the schedule for the event visit the schedule page from the event's website https://revolutionuc.com/schedule.

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Prizes

$26,465 in prizes

1st Overall (MLH)

MLH Medal
1 of the following:

Xbox One X - Forza Horizon 4 Bundle
Playstation 4 Pro & RDR 2
Apple IPad - 9.7 inch (128 gb) wifi only
Oculous Rift
Nvidia GEFORCE RTX 2070 - with Battlefield V/ Anthem
Go Pro Hero 7 Black
Bose Home Smart Speaker 500
Apple Watch Series 4

2nd Overall (MLH)

MLH Medal
1 of the following:

Nintendo Switch
Fitbit Ionic
Sony WH1000 XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Asus VP28UQG 28" 4K Monitor
Phillips Hue Color Starter Kit
Arduino Engineering Kit - Matlab/Simulink
Oculus Go - 32 gb
Oculus Go - 64 gb
M-DUINO PLC Arduino Ethernet 21 I/OS Analog/Digital Plus

3rd Overall (MLH)

MLH Medal
1 of the following:

JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker
Ryze - Tello Quadcopter
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit
Echo Hub W/ Hue Smart Bulb
Logitech G900 Wireless Gaming Mouse
Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch - Commuter Smoke Stainless Steel
Arduino Ioterrific Bundle

Best Use of Snapkit (MLH)

Spectacles by Snapchat

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device (MLH)

DragonBoard 410Cs

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (MLH)

Google Home Mini

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (MLH)

Raspberry Pis and PiHut Essential Kits

Wolfram|Alpha Prize (15)

Top 15 placing teams will recieve two-years of Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Aviation Hack (GE Aviation)

Google Home Mini | GE Smart LED Bulb | Two Smart Outlets | Other smart home products!

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components as well as avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft. This prize will be awarded to the team who develops an aviation-related solution. Ideas for projects include (but are not limited to):

* Improving logistics at an airport
* Improving passenger experience with delays and cancellations
* Improving alerts to airlines when there are engine issues and maintenance required

More information about GE Aviation can be found here: https://www.geaviation.com/

Best Use of Azure (Microsoft)

Echo Dot | Microsoft Swag

Make the Customer's Life Easier (84.51)

Pouch Couches (air filled bean bag chair) | Kroger/84.51° Swag | $50 (per team member) Gift Card

This is one of the core principles that drives the direction of everything we do at 84.51° and Kroger Technology. For this challenge, show us what this principle means to you. Present some innovative solution that will make life easier for a Kroger customer. Be creative and put yourself in the shopper’s shoes.

Bonus Points: download one of our sample data sets from www.8451.com/area51 and incorporate the data into your solution.

Best Hack for Social Good (JP Morgan Chase & Co) (4)

Bose Soundlink Wireless Headphones

Best Undergrad Hack (Undergrad Research)

Certificates from the Office of Undergraduate Research
The best overall hack created by a University of Cincinnati undergraduate team

Best Demonstration of the Use of Data to enable Better Customer Experiences

$1,000 Amazon Gift Card (split amongst the winning team)

Best Use of Twilio

Sonos One Play Speaker

Most Innovative Hack(TCS)

$100 Gift Card (split amongst winning team)

Best Design

1 of: JBL Bluetooth Speaker | Tello Quadcopter | Google Home | Raspberry Pi Starter Kit | Echo Hub | Logitech Gaming Mouse | Logitech Gaming Keyboard | Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch | Arduino Ioterrific

Awarded to the hack with the best UI/UX

Best Hardware Hack

1 of: JBL Bluetooth Speaker | Tello Quadcopter | Google Home | Raspberry Pi Starter Kit | Echo Hub | Logitech Gaming Mouse | Logitech Gaming Keyboard | Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch | Arduino Ioterrific

Awarded to the hack that best utilizes their hardware and/or the MLH Hardware lab

Best High School Hack

1 of: JBL Bluetooth Speaker | Tello Quadcopter | Google Home | Raspberry Pi Starter Kit | Echo Hub | Logitech Gaming Mouse | Logitech Gaming Keyboard | Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch | Arduino Ioterrific

Awarded to the best high school team

Best Useless Hack

1 of: JBL Bluetooth Speaker | Tello Quadcopter | Google Home | Raspberry Pi Starter Kit | Echo Hub | Logitech Gaming Mouse | Logitech Gaming Keyboard | Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch | Arduino Ioterrific

Awarded to the worst hack

Eligibility

RevolutionUC is open to all college and high school students. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website (https://revolutionuc.com/faq) or contact us for more details.

Requirements

  • Be prepared to present your hack to multiple judges in four minutes
  • Demo the project you've been working on for the past 24 hours
  • Be proud of what you've worked on!
  • Tell us what all you've learned while hacking (in only three minutes!)
  • Checkout the judging criteria (Projects are judged based on creativity, learning, and functionality)
  • Tell us if you've used an opt-in or sponsor prize category
  • Be sure to tell us if you've used any of the MLH sponsored hardware for you hack

Please have your devpost submission in by 12:00:00 PM on SUNDAY, March 3rd to facilitate judging.

Initially, we only need your table number, group name, and the prize categories you're submitting to.

Your project will remain editable until 1:30:00 PM on SUNDAY, March 3rd.

Use the table number at your current table when asked - the table number you write down is where you will be judged - don't move!

How to enter

RevolutionUC is open to all college and high school students. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website (https://revolutionuc.com/faq) or contact us for more details.

Judges

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • Learn
    Did they learn something new? Did they attempt something that they haven’t before? Did they challenge themselves?
  • Execution
    How well did you achieve what you set out to do. How polished is your project? Are the features included functional and thorough?
  • Originality
    Is it innovative? Did they think out of the box? Although it may have been done before, how did they improve on it?