We are an international hackathon hosted by and held at Yale, bringing together 1500 hackers and creatives from all over the world.
YHack is a festival of innovation, an arena of tech warriors, and a stage to present your big idea. Jam packed into 36 hours is a rainbow of events (talks, food, rap battles) that go on through the night while caffeinated teams hack on a Python app or program arduino-driven pumpkins to battle over Twitch.
$39,530 in prizes
1st Place - $3000
2nd Place - $2000
3rd Place - $1000
Best Use of Esri Technology - $1000
Granted to the team that has the best use of the Esri APIs.
Corsair API Prize - Corsair Gear (3)
Best use of Corsair Gaming SDKs
Alteryx - Most Interesting or Creative Use of Analytics (2)
Hack #1: I can’t believe there’s data in that!
First Place Prize:
Each team member receives an Apple Watch, Gold Aluminum Case with Concrete Sport Band,
Each team member receives a Sphero SPRK+
Alteryx - Most impactful use of Analytics for Good - $1000 to team selected charity
Hack #2: With Great Analytics Comes Great Responsibility
Fannie Mae API Prize - A trip to DC to meet with the Fannie Mae Tech Team
REO Property Assessment and Management Service: Create a suite of apps and services to help companies assess and monitor the condition of properties (in this case, single family homes), and to schedule maintenance work on those properties. The apps should provide functionality for field service agents and for back-office analysts and administrators.
Vitech API Prize - $500 Gift Card (split) (2)
Description: Insurance company Acme has 1mm Dental policies and they want to target these policy holders to sell Accident insurance. For this purpose, they hold a marketing campaign that lasts from January 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016. During this period, Acme added another 300k people at various times to the campaign. The campaign involved performing marketing activities such as emails, letters, sales events, calls, etc. During the period of the campaign some individuals (50k) purchased an accident policy. While most of those individuals (44k) were in the target audience but not all of them (6k were NOT) in the target audience.
Challenge: Create data visualizations to help Acme better understand the data, their campaign and the activities over time.
Nasdaq API Prize - Talk with CIO in NYC at MarketSite
Two Sigma Beaker Notebook Prize - $100 Amex gift card for the whole team
Best use of Beaker API
Datto Best Use of Encryption - $300 Gift Card
Maxim Integrated Hardware Prize - $1000 (3)
Must be using Maxim hardware to qualify. $1000 to top 3 teams.
1&1 Cloud API Prize - Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Tablet for every Team Member
Do Something Cool with Cloud Server API
Medidata API Prize - Fitbit Charge 2 per team member
Best Use of Medidata's Mobile Health App
Pitney Bowes API Prize - Echo Dot & Phillips Hue bulb per team member and lunch with CIO (2)
Best Use of Pitney Bowes API
Intuit - Google Home (2)
Solve a challenge we're facing:
Help college students with money management
Help small businesses in some aspect of their work
FINRA Prize - $1000
Demonstrate a strong and conscious effort to shield the investor with knowledge that would protect their wallets and their belief in the integrity of the market. FINRA's mission is to protect investors in the stock market. Any vehicle to effectively accomplish that mission is welcome, with creativity being a driving factor. The challenge is to create something that can be used to educate brokers, dealers, seasoned or fresh investors that is engaging as well as informative.
A+E Challenge - $100 gift card per team member & A+E Swag
Media--and the way we consume it--has changed drastically since the Golden Age of Television. How do you envision the way you will discover, collect and watch media in 2020? Your challenge is to create a glimpse of the future of media delivery and presentation.
iRobot Challenge - Roomba for the team
See their document for more information.
iRobot will be judging your hacks remotely!
1&1 Secondary Prize -$200
Namecheap - Best Domain Name
$150 in namecheap credits
Rough Draft Ventures - up to $25k in funding
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- You must be a current college student to participate.
- Teams can be no larger than 4.
- You must have been accepted into YHack and demo in person at the event in order to be eligible for prizes.
Submissions must be in by 8:30 am on Sunday. All submissions must be published on Devpost.
How original is your hack? Is this a novel idea or something that's built at every hackathon?
How technically challenging is it? Which technologies did you use?
What impression do you get from the hack? Does it provide for a smooth user experience?
Practical and Useful
How applicable is your hack to problems we're facing today?