Use your technical skills for social good!

HackDuke is the world's premier collegiate hackathon addressing social good.

HackDuke is about:
--Collaboration not competition
--Exploring the intersection between technology and social good
--Giving back to the community

We're so excited to be a melting pot of incredible talent, hardware, and mentors to explore the intersection of social good and technology. We hope you can join us!    

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Prizes

$1,000 in prizes

HackDuke Winner - Energy & Environment Track

Overall winner of the Energy & Environment Track. Win $400 to your favorite charity, plus an adorable plushie! If you're wondering about which charity to give to, check out givewell.org.

HackDuke Winner - Health & Wellness

Overall winner of the Health & Wellness track. Win $400 to your favorite charity, plus an adorable plushie! If you're wondering about which charity to give to, check out givewell.org.

HackDuke Winner - Inequality Track

Overall winner of the Inequality Track. Win $400 to your favorite charity, plus an adorable plushie! If you're wondering about which charity to give to, check out givewell.org.

HackDuke Winner - Education Track

Overall winner of the Education Track. Win $400 to your favorite charity, plus an adorable plushie! If you're wondering about which charity to give to, check out givewell.org.

HackDuke Novice Prize

Best hack that has majority (>= 50%) novice hackers on the team. A novice hacker is defined as someone who has never been to a hackathon. Win $200 to your favorite charity, plus an adorable plushie! If you're wondering about which charity to give to, check out givewell.org.

Esri - Prize for the best use of the Esri Platform

This is an open ended prize. There are no specifications about what we want to see specifically. We want the participants to use their imaginations. The prize will be $1000 cash to be split amongst the winning team.

Facebook - Best overall use of the Facebook API

Winning team gets Fitbits!

Microsoft - Best use of Microsoft APIs

Winning team gets an XBox One!

Coinbase - Best use of the Bitcoin or Ethereum blockchains

Winning team gets 1 bitcoin & guaranteed interviews with Coinbase.

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Zoho - Best Use of Zoho API

Best use of Zoho API.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • All hacks must be built by accepted, confirmed, and checked-in HackDuke attendees. (This includes registered and checked-in Duke students.)
  • Teams must consist of no more than five members.
  • Hackers must be a current student, or have left school within the past year, and present enrollment identification (i.e. student ID) to a HackDuke organizer if asked.
  • Due to university liability requirements, individuals must be at least 18 years old.
 

Requirements

Submissions are due on Devpost by 1:30pm on Sunday, though feel free to submit early and change it up to the deadline. Late submissions are not allowed.

You must include videos, photos, or screenshots of the working product and a link to the source code (GitHub, etc.) of your project.

Judges

 Sponsors

Sponsors

HackDuke Organizers

HackDuke Organizers

Mentors

Mentors

Judging Criteria

  • HackDuke judging criteria
    As an event dedicated to social good, we're both looking for technical skill and an interesting and creative solution to a social problem in one of our four tracks: Inequality, Energy & Environment, Health & Wellness, and Education.
  • Impact
    Does it solve the problem that is presented? How well does the team explain their solution? How well does the team understand the problem that they face in that topic?
  • Creativity/innovation
    How innovative is the idea? Is it a unique or clever solution to the problem?
  • Technical skill
    Do they solve difficult technical problem(s)? Does the project actually work? Does the app/project do what it’s supposed to do? Is the design clean? Are the features accessible?