The organizers of the 14 top university hackathon in North America battle for votes from the judging panel, and ultimately the $25,000 sponsorship from a16z.
If you missed it last year, the way we do Battle of the Hacks is different from other hackathons you might have been part of. We bring together the 14 top university hackathon organizers in North America. Each puts together a team of their four top engineers. These four-person teams compete for votes from the judging panel, and ultimately the $25,000 sponsorship we put up for a hackathon to be hosted at the winning school.
Schedule of Events for Battle of the Hacks v 3.0 at Andreessen Horowitz HQ
Saturday, June 18th 2016
11:30am - Sign in | Lunch
1:00pm - Welcome & Intro
1:20pm - Debate
1:40pm - Hacking Begins
6:00pm - Dinner
9:00pm - Dessert
Sunday, June 19th 2016
12:00am - Midnight Snack
6:30am - Breakfast
11:30am - Hack Submissions Due | Lunch
12:00pm - Presentations
2:15pm - Steven Sinofsky Talk on AI & Deep Learning
3:15pm - Judging & Awards
3:30pm - End - Thank You!
Details for Hackers
Contacts: Dave Jagoda
Contacts: Jessica Hansen
Wifi: a16zhack PW: a16zhack
Social Media: @a16z #a16zBattle
$26,400 in prizes
The winning team will be awarded a $25,000 prize in the form of an a16z sponsorship for their next organization's hackathon.
Second Place - Myo Bands
Third Place - Das Keyboards
All Team Members MUST Be An Organizer for one of the 15 invited Hackathons
Please submit your hack by 11:30am on Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Hackers must submit their team's hacks by 11:30am on June 19th and be ready to present to the judges by 1pm.
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