Build something amazing for a diverse and inclusive future!

The chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Lehman College are teaming up this year to bring you our 4th annual hackathon! Our focus is on highlighting, supporting, and encouraging student talent from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds and provide a platform for you to build amazing things for your community.

This event is exclusively for students from CUNY, SUNY, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and SWE chapters.

Register now to join our hackathon in November and receive more updates along the way!

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Prizes

$3,000 in prizes

Judge's Choice: 1st Place

Judge's Choice: 2nd Place

Judge's Choice: 3rd Place

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Take your project to the next "cloud" level with $250 AWS Credit for the team with the best use of Amazon Web Services!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Team with the best domain name using Domain.com registrar service wins a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best Hack for Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs

Bose SoundlLink Bluetooth Speakers (1 for each team member) provided by JP Morgan Chase & Co

Best Multimedia Hack

The winning team will receive Amazon Fire TVs and Game Controllers provided by Viacom!

Best Financial Hack using the Capital One Nessie API

$250 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of the winning team

Check out the api here: http://api.reimaginebanking.com/

Best Data Visualization

Raspberry Pis from Goldman Sachs!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event is exclusively for students from CUNY, SUNY, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and SWE chapters.

Judges

TBA at hackathon

TBA at hackathon

Judging Criteria

  • Track/Theme Specific
    Does the solution successfully address the chosen challenge and overall theme; how so or how effectively does it do so?
  • Design, User Experience, & Functionality
    Did the you put thought into the user experience and functionality of your solution?
  • Impact
    What kind of growth and impact will your solution produce?
  • Innovation & Creativity
    How innovative and creative is the solution provided?
  • Degree of Technical Difficulty
    How technically impressive, interesting, and/or difficult was the solution?