DragonHacks 2018 is the best 24 hour hardware-focused hackathon event hosted by Drexel University IEEE on Jan 6th - 7th 2018 in the Bennett S. LeBow College of Business. DragonHacks 2018 is bringing in the brightest minds of the world's best schools to spend 24 hours to create ground breaking new products from scratch!
We will have more than enough East coast exclusive food and caffeine to energize hungry and excited hackers. With over $10,000 in prizes this year, your sleepless efforts will be rewarded!
Hacking begins at 2 PM Saturday January 6th right after the 1 PM opening ceremony and ends at 2 PM Sunday January 7th. You must submit your project on Devpost. In order to be eligible for prizes, you also must participate on the Sunday judging.
Hours of coding
Valid student ID, laptop, charger, whatever makes you comfortable or supports your coding activities. (keyboard, mouse, etc.)
Yes! Here is the list of hardware we will be providing during DragonHacks: Hardware List
With over $10,000 in prizes at DragonHacks 2018, there is more than enough to go around! You will have the opportunity to compete in plenty of challenges for a chance to win Xbox Ones, PS4s, GoPros, Apple Watches, Samsung LED TV, Nintendo Switch, iPad Airs, and way more! First place gets first choice of prizes with each member in the winning team choosing one prize from the list, down to the last DragonHacks challenge winners. All projects must be submitted on Devpost in order to be eligible for judging.
All submissions will be due on 2 PM Sunday at the Official DragonHacks 2018 Devpost. We highly recommend you submit at 1:30 PM to give yourself some wiggle room for any last-minute technical issues. All projects must be submitted on Devpost in order to be eligible for judging and the $10,000 in prizes!
If you do not currently have a team or idea, do not fear! Many hackers come in without teams or ideas. There are two methods to find teammates, and trust us, hacking with a team is a lot more fun! Team sizes have to be 2 - 5 people. You should be invited to the official DragonHacks 2018 Slack group where we have a #teamformation channel dedicated to team formations. We will also be holding a team formation event before the kickoff and opening ceremony. Also check out the DragonHacks 2018 Devpost challenges for inspiration on what problems to tackle.
On top of the usual first, second, and third places, we also have challenges like best healthcare hack, funniest hack, hack with the best design or name - not everything is fully technical! We also have sponsor challenges from JetBrains, .tech, Wolfram, Lockheed Martin, Close School of Entrepreneurship, GLOBO, and more! The full list of challenges are listed in the Official DragonHacks 2018 Devpost
DragonHacks is open to all university students (undergrad/grad). High school students are welcome as well so long as they are 18 years of age or older. No prior hackathon or hardware experience is necessary.
January 6th - 7th, with a start time at 1pm. Located at 3220 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
While you are busy developing your new product, or procrastinating doing so (hey, we don’t judge), DragonHacks will have an ongoing competition between the two factions. During registration, you will identify as either the fire dragon or the ice dragon. This will place you right in the middle of an epic battle to prove who is the better dragon. Pride and glory, and maybe something more, await the winners!
Sure, spending 24 hours working on a project outside of school may seem a little daunting but we promise you will not regret it! First, you will make tons of fun memories, meet new people, make a lot of new connections, get free stuff and free food, meet corporate sponsors, and potentially win big prizes. Secondly, and on a more serious note, you will further develop your skills in coding, working with hardware, and working on projects students do outside of school - it's interesting, unique, shows passion, it’s something to talk about during interviews!
Firearms, knives, and weapons of any kind are banned. If you can't bring it on an airplane, don't bring it here!
A hackathon is an event where students work together in small teams to create a technical project over a short period of time.
Just register on the site! If space becomes limited, we will review applications. Registration is individual and teams can be formed the day of the event.
Attendance is free. Dinner, lunch, breakfast, drinks, and snacks are on us! As well as T- shirts and other swag. We will be having free demos from companies. The only thing that you are responsible for is transportation.
Please support our hackathon! Benefits include the ability to recruit from the hackathon participants, gaining feedback and new users from participants using your products, and recognition for your company. More information is in the link to the right. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin sponsoring!
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