eHacks is a hackathon that is hosted online instead of at a typical venue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many hackathons have been cancelled or postponed. In response, we have created a virtual hackathon that aims to take the fun and competition of the hackathon experience online for programmers to enjoy from home. The event will be held from June 27-28th over the online venue of Discord.
hackathon: a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively on software projects
The project topic is given the day of the hackathon to prevent cheating
A discord server will be made for everyone to communicate and act as the “venue”
Enables participants to interact with other programmers, creating teams at the even
Allows for a flow of ideas and healthy collaboration with other participants
With different channeling mechanisms, we can separate the different aspects of the hackathon into specific chat areas
With the use of various channels in the Discord server, participants will get the chance to interact with other programmers as well as attend workshops to further their knowledge
Healthy competitive collaboration will take place through the open server
Mentors and moderators will have specific roles to ensure no harassment of any kind
Workshops and other events will take place throughout the hackathon in various places throughout the server
Intro to Hackathons
Learn the basics of what it means to participate in a hackathon and develop an idea to program in an allocated time period. Learning these basic skills are extremely useful to newbies in the hacking world.
Taught by: Zane Hasnain
Learn how to build beautiful websites from scratch using HTML, CSS, and JS. Perfect to add to any back end application to enhance user experience.
Taught by: Pratim Chowdhary
FLEO will address the problem of a lack of engagement with financial literacy content, as only 44 percent of Millennials in the US are financially literate. We want GenZ to learn integral personal finance skills.
Taught by: Mr. Tejes Srivalsan
With computing power becoming so easy to acquire, becoming more creative is something many strive to do. Learn how using modern software, programmers can now host their AR/VR games on echoAR's back-end platform.
Taught by: Alon Grishspoon
Machine learning is a rapidly growing field in modern industry. Learn the basics through a lecture and two case studies about the application of linear regression to satellite data and Natural Language Processing for sentiment analysis of tweets.
Taught by: Zane Hasnain
With data science being all the rage in the 21st century, learn how to use the programming language 'R' to build large scale data crunching applications with machine learning and statistics.
Taught by: Dr. M Katari
Entrepreneur, co-founder of WSJ featured start-up "Gerry"
Associate Vice President of Managed Services at CIS
MENTORS & JUDGES
Founding Partner at Open Water Accelerator
Principal Software Architect at Bottomline Technologies
CFO and co-founder of FLEO
CEO and co-founder of echoAR
COO and co-founder of echoAR
Software Engineer (Machine Learning), YouTube
CEO and co-founder of FLEO
Manpreet S. Katari
Clinical Associate Professor of Biology at NYU and Coordinator of Computational Studies
Software development team leader and Computer Science student at Virginia Tech
A special 90-day extended trial promo code for the Balsamiq Cloud.
250$ Bugsee credit
Cemtrex Labs Award:
All members of the team are awarded an internship at Cemtrex Labs, project is to be decided, but previous internships have included using Unity 3D game engine to prototype games
Along with this award, the chosen team will get one week lessons at The Coder School learning Unity or Java to help them at their internship
Technical Computing Award by Dunkin Donuts:
Win two $25 gift cards for having the best use mathematical or statistical computing in your project
Open Water VC prize:
Have for project idea turned into a fully supported start up, with the help of Open Water Venture Capital.
The second picked team will receive internships at Open Water VC, helping the growth of the start up which wins.