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5th Annual #BISONHACKS Howard University Hackathon

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INCLUSIVE INNOVATION INCUBATOR

2301-D Georgia Ave, NW

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The Howard University School of Business, Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management is proud to present the 5th Annual #BISONHACKS Hackathon beginning on Friday, March 29, 2019, at IN3 - Inclusive Innovation Incubator in Washington, DC.

#BISONHACKS Hackathon is an event coordinated by the Howard University School of Business (Department of IS & SCM). The Hackathon event is an opportunity for participants to develop applications and innovations that automate, alert, organize, encourage, and educate. At #BISONHACKS students can to come together and bring their innovative ideas to life. In less than 24 hours students working either individually or in a team as large as five can create applications on whatever platform they desire.

We want you to take advantage of every second you can to score some sweet prizes. Are you a hacking novice? No problem. Keep your eyes and ears open, and you'll learn more here in 24 hours than you ever would in school. Hackathons are as much a learning experience as they are competition.

This year's #BISONHACKS 2019 is brought to you by support from the GM Foundation, Boeing, Amazon, Wayfair, and many more!

Check us out on Instagram @bisonhacks!

Visit the website: http://www.bisonhacks.com


Hackathon prizes include:

First Place Prize - $5000 per team

Second Place Prize - $3000 per team

Third Place Prize - $2000 per team

Innovation - $1000 per team

BISONHACKS are open to students at Howard University and any other colleges/universities. Registration is free, but space is limited, so be sure to sign up TODAY!

*Prize amounts will be provided on prepaid Visa or MasterCard gift cards.


Hackathon Schedule

March 29, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - Registration Check-In for both Mentors and Students & Networking
  • 5:00 PM - Dinner served
  • 5:30 PM - Opening Ceremony (Remarks from Sponsors)
  • 6:00 PM - Coding Session
  • 10:30 PM - Late Night Snack
  • 11:00 PM - Slideshare Karaoke
March 30, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - Breakfast served
  • 8:30 AM - Coding Session (resumed)
  • 11:30 AM - Lunch served
  • 1:00 PM - Project Deadline
  • 1:30 PM - Technical Check-In for Teams
  • 2:00 PM - Project Presentations
  • 4:00 PM - Judge Session
  • 4:30 PM - Award Ceremony

FAQs

ARE THERE ID REQUIREMENTS OR AN AGE LIMIT TO ENTER THE EVENT?

You must be a student currently enrolled in a 2 or 4-year University program to participate in the Hackathon. You will be required to show your College ID when checking in.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BE A TECHNICAL OR BUSINESS MENTOR?

We ask that the those functioning as a business or technical mentor would commit to 2-3 hours to assist the participants in either their coding/programming or with detailing their business idea, plan and pitch.

HOW DO I SIGN UP TO BE A MENTOR OR VOLUNTEER?

Reserve a ticket here on the Eventbrite page for the time slot of your choice. You only need to reserve one ticket but, you are welcome to stay as long as you would like!

WHERE CAN I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER WITH ANY QUESTIONS?

Please contact Dr. Allison Morgan Bryant at allison.bryant@howard.edu and Zuri Hunter at zurihunter92@gmail.com

I DON'T CODE, WHAT ABOUT ME?

You've found the perfect place and time to learn! There will be dedicated events and mentors to ease your way through your first hackathon experience. Please also look at the schedule and plan to attend one of the boot camps to prepare for the competition.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?

Attendance is 100% free and includes food, drinks, and a Hackathon T-Shirt.

HOW DO TEAMS WORK?

We encourage people to work in teams of up to five. If you can't find a team beforehand, worry not - there will be time to form teams throughout registration.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

All you'll need is a valid college ID, and your laptop + charger.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

Money and stuff. But is that really why you go to hackathons?

WHEN CAN I START WORKING ON MY IDEA?

You are more than welcome to acquire the skills and resources ahead of time, but all code must be written in the 24-hour period at the event location in order to be considered.


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