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#BISONHACKS Howard University Hackathon

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The Howard University School of Business, Department of Information Systems is proud to present the 4th Annual #BISONHACKS Hackathon beginning on Friday, March 30, 2018 Mapbox in Washington, DC.

#BISONHACKS Hackathon is an event coordinated by the Howard University School of Business (Department of Information Systems) The Hackathon encourage's participants to develop applications and innovations that automate, alert, organize, encourage, and educate. The hackathon is an opportunity for students 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 four 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. We will be hosting some introductory boot camps to get you up to speed on the basics of building an app, developing a business plan, and a sales pitch. 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 a competition.

Check us out on Instagram @bisonhacks!

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


Hackathon prizes include:

First Place Prize - $3000 per team

Second Place Prize - $2000 per team

Third Place Prize - $1500 per team

Innovation/IoT & Business Pitch Prize - $800 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!


Schedule:

Boot Camp Schedule - Room 322 and 200, School of Business @ Howard University

-- Monday, March 19, 2018 6:30PM

Front-End Development Boot Camp

-- Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:30PM

Back-End Development Boot Camp

-- Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:30PM

UI/UX Design Boot Camp

-- Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:30PM

Business Plan & Sales Pitch Boot Camp

Hackathon Schedule

-- Friday, March 30, 2018

5:00 PM Check-in/ Dinner

6:00 PM Opening Remarks/ Reading of Rules/ Team Creation

7:00 PM Break out into teams

10:00 PM Snacks

-- Saturday, March 31, 2018

8:00 AM Breakfast

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Final Presentation and Code due

3:00 PM Final Presentations

5:00 PM Awards/ Closing Remarks

6:00 PM Closing


FAQs

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

You must be a college student to participate in the Hackathon. You will be required to show 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 3-4 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 bootcamps 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 four. 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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