A 24 hour Hackathon at the University of Nottingham, brought to you by HackSoc.

HackNotts is a 24-hour hackathon from Nov 24-25 at the University of Nottingham, in England. Over 150 students will team up to learn about tech and create cool stuff.

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Prizes

Best Hack (1st Place)

Best Hack (2nd Place)

Best Hack (3rd Place)

[UoN] Best use of Python

[UoN] Best use of Haskell

[Starling Bank] Feel good about money

We're looking for innovative ideas using our API, available at https://developer.starlingbank.com/.
It's a REST API with SDKs available in different languages, check out https://github.com/starlingbank/developer-resources.

It doesn't have to be related to bank accounts, we have developers using our API for many different ideas.
Reference checking for renting, Virtual Loyalty Cards, Insurance products, Spending analytics and Cashback apps are all examples.

[Capital One] Change finance for good (2)

Capital One’s challenge is “Change finance for good” We have an API at developer.capitalone.co.uk (make sure you use .co.uk!!) & once you’ve signed up us the passphrase is way-will-numeral-bad

[MLH] Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

[MLH] 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 will receive a Google Home Mini.

[MLH] Best Use of Twilio

Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member.

[MLH] Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Finalist (6)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

In order to take part in HackNotts you must be:

  • Over 18 years in age.
  • Able to visit, study, work or live in the United Kingdom.
  • Currently, be, or have been in the last 12 months, a student.

Judges

Dr. Geert De	Maere

Dr. Geert De Maere
University of Nottingham

Dr. Michael Pound

Dr. Michael Pound
University of Nottingham

Dr. Isaac Triguero

Dr. Isaac Triguero
University of Nottingham

Gregor Engelmann

Gregor Engelmann
University of Nottingham

Robbie Jakob-Whitworth

Robbie Jakob-Whitworth
Major League Hacking

Saffaanh Soobratty

Saffaanh Soobratty
Starling Bank

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan
Starling Bank

Tom Stuart

Tom Stuart
Starling Bank

Katie Walker

Katie Walker
Capital One

Luke Exton

Luke Exton
Capital One

Tanin Rojanapiansatith

Tanin Rojanapiansatith
Capital One

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    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"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead.
  • Creativity