The Platform for AI Social Impact

GENERAL:
  • BitHacks is an online, computer science and entrepreneurship-based event that seeks to foster an environment in which hackers can learn freely while maintaining a competitive spirit.
  • There will be guest speakers and workshops that will focus on entrepreneurship and artificial intelligence. For more information, please view the "Schedule" section of our website at https://www.bithacks.io/ (click on an event in the calendar to view the webinar’s description).
  • There will also be a competition. Participants will be able to work in groups of up to four people, and compete against other groups with their projects. Judges will assess these projects, and winners will be announced for various categories. Winners will receive prizes.
  • Projects that address a problem affecting society and attempt to solve it using artificial intelligence will be accepted. Please view the 'Rules' section for important submission requirements.
WHEN:
  • BitHacks starts at 9 am PST on June 22, 2020 and ends at 9 am PST on June 28, 2020
MORE INFO:
  • All participants will receive access to:
    • Wolfram|One for 30 days (worth $25)
    • 90-day extended trial for the Balsamiq Cloud.
    • Business Tier Access to echoAR platform (teams must create their project using this platform if they want to submit it to the Best AR/VR Hack category)
  • For more info, check our website at https://www.bithacks.io/
  • Please contact us at contact@bithacks.io or dm one of the Co-Lead Directors through the BitHacks Slack.

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Prizes

$11,800 in prizes

1st Overall

- $500 in Amazon Gift Cards
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition (for each team member)
- 1-Year Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscription (for each team member)

2nd-6th Overall (5)

- Wolfram|One Personal Edition (for each team member)
- 1-Year Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscription (for each team member)

Best High School Hack

- Magoosh SAT/ACT Prep Subscription (for each team member)
- $1000 in Bugsee Credits

Best Undergraduate Hack

Clerky Company Lifetime Package (value of $800). It provides legal help for startups, which is great if the winning team decides to move forward with their project. Must be 18+ to use this prize.

Best AR/VR Hack powered by echoAR

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1-month free Business Tier access to echoAR platform
- Feature in AR/VR newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

WHO:
  • Must currently be a student in high school or an undergraduate program.
  • If you are a special case, please contact us at contact@bithacks.io (for example, if you are between the age of 19 and 22, and are neither in high school, nor in an undergraduate program).

Requirements

SUBMISSION:
  • Projects must be created and submitted from the ‘Projects’ tab
  • Only one group members should create and submit the project (you can add team members within the project, so everyone gets credit)
  • Projects must be finished by 9:00 am PST on June 26, 2020.
  • Projects Submissions must include this (IMPORTANT):
    • A short and concise description of the social problem your project is addressing/solving
    • A short and concise description of how you integrated AI into your project (Please make this description short. You will be able to explain further in the video)
    • Provide a video with a maximum length of 3 minutes that includes project demonstration, further explanation, etc. of your project.
  • If you used Wolfram Technology in your project, please mention this.

Judges

Judge

Judge

Judging Criteria

  • Social Impact (25%)
    General positive impact or in relation to the city and community.
  • Creativity (25%)
    How innovative is this idea, and how did you come up with it?
  • Implementation of AI (25%)
    How is AI being used? To what extent is AI being implemented?
  • Scalability (15%)
    Does this product work when applied outside of a hackathon setting?
  • Functionality (10%)
    Does this solution solve the problem it's intended for?

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good