Cash Prize 

​Judging these areas

  • Team Presentation

  • Graphic design app

  • Most Working Features

  • Use of Database

  • Authentication

  • Documentation

  • Marketing Strategy

Internship Opportunity

Participants will be eligible for internship opportunities to get real world experience. 

Hackathon

Welcome to the Nock University Hackathon. 

We want this to be a exciting time for everyone. We hope that we are opening up a new world to explore. We want to to encourage you all to think about a career in IT and and how you can drive the technology of the future. We're looking for the next generation to participate. High school students through college students all welcome to participate. 

Whats a Hackathon?

In short it's a computer programming competition.

You Don’t Need to Code to Be a Valued Hackathon Contributor:

Here is a list of common roles and what they do:

  • Ideation Person: You come to the hackathon with an idea of an app that could solve a problem you have experienced personally. We all have problems and want to solve them. Your passion to solve this problem motivates others to get behind the problem as well.
     

  • Designer: You can make beautiful things. Your artistic talent provides a solid appearance to any concept. We all like pretty and good looking things. You know the right colors, the right shapes and the right design to make the moving parts fit together seamlessly.
     

  • Front-end Developer: You make buttons do stuff. You make screens transition. You take the designs and make them function. You are a key player in making sure the user flow works correctly.
     

  • Back-end Developer: You work with APIs that sponsors bring to the hackathon. You save data to databases. You send emails and notifications. You glue stuff together to make it all work together seamlessly.
     

  • Domain Expert: You have in-depth knowledge about how an industry, organization, or process operates and makes decisions. This knowledge shapes the product to avoid pitfalls and to find niches that add advantages. Data analysts, healthcare professionals, teachers, and other specialists provide valuable insight into how a product will be adopted.
     

  • Business Expert: You determine the business advantages of the solution and why it’s going to be successful and profitable. You figure out how the product will generate revenue from day one, and how partnerships can accelerate growth.
     

  • Marketing Guru: You know how to sell anything to anyone. You spin product descriptions to be irresistible commodities. It doesn’t matter if I don’t need your product, you can convince me to try it free for 30 days and then I’ll end up paying for it because I have fallen in love with it!

The Real Hackathon Payoff:

The hackathon experience might feel intimidating at first, but when you take on one of these roles, you will walk away with something at the end of the weekend – Be it a new approach to an existing skill you already have or something shiny that you can show off and be proud of.

The secret is that you don’t need to have these talents beforehand. We’ve all desired to be someone else. If you really want to be a front-end developer, you can be one! Find someone who has this desired talent and ask if you can shadow them. As a developer, I’m eager to share with a non-developer my process of how I build stuff.
 

It's an opportunity to learn and use things about marketing, graphic design, and data science. Through hackathons you'll be exposed to industries including healthcare, gaming, and government. I’ve learned more about the world I live in, and learned about the people who are responsible for making things happen. I likely wouldn’t have been connected to these opportunities outside of hackathons.
 

Aside from learning a new skill or approach, the satisfaction of trying something new, learning how to prototype quickly, and hopefully building a functioning app that you can show off with pride to your friends, family, colleagues and employers is the ultimate payoff. You leave with something tangible that you can point at and say you were a part of creating it. While some see the prizes and recognition on stage as the payoff, these are just icing on the cake.
 

Register

  • Register now and start working and engaging with mentors as soon as you sign up.

  • Choose a project team you want to be apart of. Your project doesn't have to fit perfectly into any one track, Don't strive for perfection teams may get mixed once we're all together.

MENTOR

  • We will have zoom meetings for you to join to take advantage of mentor-ship. 

  • make sure you join the meetings up unto the event. 

Tools

  •  Nothing worse than not being prepared

  • You'll need a computer. Laptop preferred, but it is not uncommon for someone to bring tower, monitors, mouse, and keyboard. I recommend you have a wagon to carry it in. 

  • downloaded on that computer Visual Studio Community. Make sure you have the mobile development kit 

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