Hack The Future aims to promote innovative ideas about sustainability. You do NOT need a programming background to participate or win! Hack The Future 2023 is a hackathon for students to create something that will change the world. If you have a cause that you’re passionate about, click on the link in our bio to register now! Adventure to Sustainia and help come up with ways to save our planet!
Special thanks to Qvest, Red Bull, and DoorDash for supporting this event!
All projects must be built during the hacking period of March 3, 5pm CST to March 4, 5pm CST. The project should be submitted to this DevPost and team member(s) must be present in-person during judging to be considered! Team size must be between 1-4 people.
For those entering for the sustainability prize, we also require a 1 minute 30 second pitch about your idea only! You will be required to fill out this Google Form to earn this prize: https://forms.gle/NXy353xCAUPikwCVA
$1,100 in prizes
This is the overall winner! To win in this category, your project must be extremely well-rounded. It must include some element of creativity, have a polished implementation, must have resulted in some amount of learning, must consider sustainability, and must be presented professionally and thoroughly. The overall prize considers elements of most other prizes.
Your team must be composed of 66% or more people that are first timers at a hackathon. Never been to a hackathon? Looking for a good time at your first hackathon? Want to present your project, and have a shot at a prize? This category is for you! We are looking for projects that are well-rounded (have elements of creativity, a polished implementation, resulted in learning, consider sustainability, and are presented professionally), but you will only be competing with the other novice hackers.
So many hacks use boring UIs, unoriginal ideas, and the same technologies. Let your creativity flow and give us a hack that is a unique idea and displays it in an interesting way - unlike this boring description.
Are you tired of all the serious projects about serious ideas to change the world? Then this prize is for you! Capture your best stand-up comedian skills and wit in your hack. Absolutely no rules for this hack - just don’t break the code of conduct (please).
Sustainability. def: “anything that supports ecological, human, and economic health and vitality.” In the 21st century, preserving the planet for future generations has been an issue that has come to the forefront of almost every field. We are looking for hackers that have ideas which will advance the cause of sustainability. This prize is based on a 1 minute 30 second elevator pitch ONLY - completely non-technical so even if you don’t officially submit a demo, please pitch your idea!!
Fill out this Google Form for the sustainability prize: https://forms.gle/NXy353xCAUPikwCVA
Buttons are boring. How many blue rectangles with white text have you seen today? We want you to make a button that's better than other buttons. That could mean focusing on the satisfaction of pressing the button, crafting an aesthetic multisensory button experience, or making pretty text go clicky clack bipity bop. We're looking for creativity, expression, individuality, uniqueness, and whatever else you feel like pouring into your button.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Contribution to Sustainability