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: 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.
Taught by: Koren Grishspoon
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Idea to First Customer
Taught by: Ivy Xu
How do you go from an idea to your first customer? How do you make a product that will attract customers? Learn the basics of the different stages of building a company, from business foundation to sales and marketing!
Software engineer at JP Morgan Chase, Founder of Girls Talk Tech, and Miss New York
MENTORS & JUDGES
Founding Partner at Open Water Accelerator
Principal Software Architect at Bottomline Technologies
CFO and co-founder
CEO and co-founder
COO and co-founder
Machine Learning and Python Developer, Software Development Researcher
Computer Science Major at Stanford
Software Engineer (Machine Learning), YouTube
CEO and co-founder