Build. Learn. Grow.

RevolutionUC is a student hackathon in which we invite students from across the midwest to partake in a weekend of code, community, and self-improvement. You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati and you don't have to be a computer science major or engineering student. We're looking for people who share our passion to do awesome things with technology.

You can find more information about RevolutionUC at https://revolutionuc.com/

For information about the schedule for the event visit the schedule page at https://revolutionuc.com/schedule

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Prizes

$1,595 in prizes

1st Overall (MLH)

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Apple HomePod
Nintendo Switch
Yale Assure Lever Smart Lock
Phillips 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor
Google WiFi system

2nd Overall (MLH)

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
Google Pixel Buds
Oculus Go Standalone
AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Phillips Hue Starter Kit
GoPro HERO7
Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Gen

3rd Overall (MLH)

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
2TB External Hard Drive
Fujifilm Instant Camera
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof
Fire TV Stick Bundle With Echo Dot
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo

Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Wolfram) (20)

All winning teams will receive two-years of Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

1st Place Capture the Flag

1 of the following:
2TB External Hard Drive
Fujifilm Instant Camera
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof
Fire TV Stick Bundle With Echo Dot
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo

Best Education Hack

1 of the following:
2TB External Hard Drive
Fujifilm Instant Camera
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof
Fire TV Stick Bundle With Echo Dot
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo

Best Design Hack

1 of the following:
2TB External Hard Drive
Fujifilm Instant Camera
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof
Fire TV Stick Bundle With Echo Dot
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo

Best High School Hack

1 of the following:
2TB External Hard Drive
Fujifilm Instant Camera
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof
Fire TV Stick Bundle With Echo Dot
Google Home
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo

Best Use of Immersive Technologies to Enable Consumer Financial Health (Fifth Third)

Through digital payments and user interfaces, consumers are increasingly managing their financial lives in a digital world while living in the physical world. Immersive Technologies (Augmented | Virtual | Mixed Reality) now offer the ability to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds. Consider how this might apply to consumer financial health.

Prize: $1,000 Amazon Gift Card (split amongst the winning team)

Make the Customer’s Life Easier (84.51)

This is one of the core principles that drives the direction of everything we do at 84.51° and Kroger Technology. For this challenge, show us what this principle means to you. Present some innovative solution that will make life easier for a Kroger customer. Be creative and put yourself in the shopper’s shoes.

Bonus Points: download one of our sample data sets from www.8451.com/area51 and incorporate the data into your solution. Prize: Digital LARQ Water Bottle.

Best Data Collection Hack (CincyTech)

Data exists all over the internet. CincyTech would like you to develop a tool that can collect non-standard data from over the internet and compile it into a usable form for data scientists to use and implement.
One of the use cases is high school standards. The standard that the government provides is different for every state. And for each state, it's not easily accessible and is in very varied format. So come up with a tool that can compile information from various sources and put it in a useful format. (Like a CSV). Prize: TBD

Most Innovative Hack by UC Students (EECS GSA)

Amazon Gift cards

Best use of Google Cloud (MLH)

Google Home Mini

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (MLH)

Domain.com Backpacks

Best UiPath Automation Hack (MLH)

Skip the internship line with UiPath and a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack

Best use of Blockstack (MLH)

BeatsX Headphones

Most Creative Radar.io Hack (MLH)

Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured on Radar's Blog

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

RevolutionUC is open to all college and high school students 16 or older. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website (https://revolutionuc.com/faq) or contact us for more details.

Requirements

  • Be prepared to present your hack to multiple judges in three minutes
  • Demo the project you've been working on for the past 24 hours
  • Be proud of what you've worked on!
  • Tell us what all you've learned while hacking (in only three minutes!)
  • Check out the judging criteria (projects are judged based on creativity, learning, and originality)
  • Tell us if you've used an opt-in or sponsor prize category
  • Be sure to tell us if you've used any of the MLH sponsored hardware for you hack

Please have your Devpost submission in by 12:00 PM on Sunday, February 23rd to facilitate judging.

Initially, we only need your table number, group name, and the prize categories you're submitting to.

Your project will remain editable until 1:30 PM on Sunday, February 23rd.

Use the table number at your current table when asked - the table number you write down is where you will be judged - don't move!

Judges

John Doe

John Doe

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did you learn something new? Have you attempted something you haven't before? Did you challenge yourself?
  • Execution
    How well did you achieve what you set out to do? How polished is your project? Are the features you included functional and thorough?
  • Originality
    Did you think outside of the box? If it's been done before, what did you change? How did you improve it?