DIAMONDHACKS

March 26th - 27th

virtually on discord
 nc state university
 

cATEGORIES

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innovation

Get inspired by the latest technological advancements

 

Incorporating new ideas and discoveries into your work can be exciting and rewarding. Maybe you design solar powered coffee makers or a new heat insulating glass for your home. Whatever the solution, innovation is at the center!

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Social Impact

Make the world a better place for someone else

 

Tackle inequalities in gender, education, health, and more! You might design a website for education tailored towards students with color blindness. Make an easy to navigate digital map of health resources in cities. There are so many ways you can make a difference so get to it!

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sustainability

Set us on a better path towards sustainability.

 

Build a mobile app that identifies local farmers markets in your area or create a tool that recommends sustainable fashion brands personalized for your taste. Get creative with how you can help us reduce our environmental footprint in our day to day lives!

 
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Prizes

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Best Overall
4 winners
Nintendo Switch Lite
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Best in innovation
4 winners
Amazon Alexa/Echo
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Best in
social impact

4 winners
Amazon Alexa/Echo
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Best in sustainability
4 winners
Amazon Alexa/Echo
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Best College first-timer hack
4 winners
Beats Airpods*
 
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Best high school hack
4 winners
Smart LED Light Strips**
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Most creative idea
4 winners
FujiFilm Mini Instax Camera***

*All team members must be enrolled in a college program and attending their first hackathon

**All team members must be in high school

***This will be awarded to the team with a creative, outside of the box project design. Completion will not be considered. This prize will be assessed solely on the delivery and explanation of your teams design and projected project execution.

 

Schedule

Event Times Displayed in EST 

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Saturday
Time

9:45 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:45 AM

12:00 - 12:45 PM

1:00 - 2:00 PM

2:15 - 3:00 PM

3:15 - 4:00 PM

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Event 1

Keynote Speaker

Live Q/A with Organizers

Intro to Github

Web Dev Workshop

Sponsor Lunch

Intro to OOP

Careers in Data Science

Careers in PM

Event 3

Mobile App Android Workshop

Event 2

Human Centered Design

Intro to AI/ML Ops

 

Feedback: Beyond “You’re doing great

Time                     Event 1                             Event 2                               Event 3
Sunday
Time

10:00 - 10:30 AM

3:00 PM

3:00 - 5:00 PM

5:30 PM

Event 1

How to Film and Submit

Project Submission Deadline

Judging

Closing Ceremony and Announce Winners

Time                     Event 1
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Keynote speaker: Angie Jones

Angie Jones is the Global Vice President of Developer Relations for TBD54566975, Block’s decentralized finance division. She is an award-winning teacher and international keynote speaker who shares her wealth of knowledge at software companies and conferences all over the world.

 

As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the areas of metaverses, collaboration software, social networking, smarter planet, and software development processes.

 

FAQ

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What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a weekend of code where students can come together in a supportive, fast-paced environment to create innovative and meaningful projects.

In this weekend-long event, you will have access to workshops, mentors, and industry professionals to support you and your team throughout the event!

How much prior coding experience is expected of participants?

None, we welcome beginners! This is a great opportunity to learn about coding and start practicing. There will be intro workshops and mentors available to help those with little experience.

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Multiple prizes will be awarded, and there will even be a special category for beginners. Check out the Prizes section above to see what your team could win!

What if I don't have an idea?

There will be time at the beginning of the event for brainstorming. We'll have mentors around to help think of ideas as well. We encourage you to create a project based on one of our three Categories: Social Impact, Innovation, and Sustainability.  Check out DevPost for ideas!

How much does it cost?

DiamondHacks is completely free for all participants. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will even provide GrubHub gift cards, swag, and prizes to participants.

Will DiamondHacks be online or in-person?

DiamondHacks '22 will be completely virtual. See the Schedule section of the website to read more about the schedule and hosting platforms.

Who can participate?

DiamondHacks is open to any university or high school student, regardless of gender, age, or experience.

How many people are allowed per team?

There is no maximum or minimum team size. However, we have a maximum of 4 prizes to award to each winning team. If your team is fewer than 4 people, you will only receive the number of prizes equal to the people on your team. If your team is greater than 4 people, you will receive only 4 prizes to share amongst your team. 

What if I don't have a team?

No worries! We'll have time for networking and team forming leading up to the event in the Discord. You can find people with similar interests to work with and build something awesome.

Will I receive swag?

All participants who submit a project to Devpost at the conclusion of the event will receive a box of swag from DiamondHacks!

 

Sponsors

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