Work with people you don’t usually work with. Build something. Solve a problem. Share it with the room. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
Register on time
Registration is open from April 1 through April 25. Up to twelve teams will be selected to participate. Selections will be announced after the close of registration.
Try to win
The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Decisions of the judges are final.
Winners will be judged based on the following criteria:
Impact to OSU
Fit within one of the categories
Know the categories
Partnership -- entries from a team whose members come from at least two areas of the university and whose hackathon project will benefit more than one OSU organization.
Teaching and Learning -- anything related to or in support of these concepts is fair game.
Non-technical -- could be a process or policy proposal, a design or something similar.
You must be employed at Oregon State University. Student employees are eligible, but we ask that every team has at least one full-time employee. You are responsible for securing permission to attend from your supervisor.
Cheer on and support your team members and the other teams. Everyone is here to do something awesome. While not everything created today may be something you’ll ever use, everyone is working to improve OSU. We all rock.
Work with others
A hackathon is all about creative collaboration. You can register with your own team, or register individually and we’ll play matchmaker to find or a create a team for you. Teams will have three to six members. Depending on interest, small teams may be combined or may have individuals added.
Start at the same time as everyone else
Everyone will start working on their projects at the hackathon when we announce it’s time to begin. However, it’s a good idea to have an idea for your project and have already thought about how you want to carry it out. Your team can meet and discuss the project before the hackathon, but the actual work needs to wait until we give the go-ahead.
Keep your presentation short
At the end of the day, each team will present what they’ve worked on to the panel of judges and the rest of the teams. These presentations are meant to be quick, so keep yours to five minutes or less. Presentations that go over may be cut off.
Figure out the prize you want
One prize will be awarded in each category. The winning teams each choose which experiential prize they’d like from the following:
Challenge Course for 12
Pizza party for 12
Bowling event at the Memorial Union for 12
Climbing Wall experience for 12
One grand prize will be also be awarded. The team that wins the grand prize will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to top OSU decisionmakers!
Take care of yourself
This is an all day event that could get pretty intense. Make sure you stay hydrated, take breaks as needed, remember to eat and generally take care of yourself.
Improve our university
Whether it’s something that will affect just a small group, or something that touches everyone who works and studies here, the projects in this hackathon are intended to improve some aspect of being at OSU. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the university.
Act with integrity
Only use content and code you have the right to use. Avoid harmful code of any sort.