Thousands of dollars in prizes!
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 October 9-13th 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
Taught by: Pratim Chowdhary
Build beautiful web applications using python and flask. Everything from basic python syntax to web request basics will be covered in this workshop. Furthermore we will go over integrating the front end HTML with a back-end program in order to build user interactive applications.
Taught by: Koren Grishspoon
Learn the basics of Augmented Reality with the EchoAR platform. Everything from building custom imagery and models to games and interactive programs.
Taught by: Kabir Tripathi
Explore the SIR model for spread of epidemics by creating a basic discrete time model for the spreading, as well as compare it to the known continuous functions. Students will be able to create a visual simulation where you can investigate the effects of changing the parameters of the model.
Taught by: Zane Hasnain
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.
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Taught by: Daljit Singh
Molecular dynamics simulation in python. MD is a method for simulating the interaction and movement between atoms and molecules. This involves creating a solution to the famous Newton Equations of Motion. Due to the amount of interactions being a very large number, computational methods, such as Monte Carlo simulation, are utilized to approximate the desired values.
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