Hack@Home

Welcome to Hack@Home, a 4-day virtual hackathon all about exploring the world of computer science from the comfort of your home and donate to various COVID-19 and social justice nonprofits.

Join our multi-faceted hackathon that features Capture the Flags (capturing “flags” from different vulnerable systems and applications), datasets, and projects. Participants can submit to and qualify for as many categories as they wish but may only win one prize. Anyone that is not interested in competing for prizes can take part in our livestream with various tech talks, panels, and discussions, mini-events, sponsor office hours, and discord gaming. Applications for our hackathon will close on October 9th.

Projects

Want to create an awesome webapp of your choice? How about a project using technology from Google Cloud? Submit a project to our list of awesome categories to win prizes from Bloomberg, Google, Citizens Bank, and more. Your project can qualify for more than one category, but your team can only win one. Take a look below to see all our project categories and prize offerings.

Datasets

Interested in experimenting with datasets? We have two datasets provided by Professor James Tompkin from Brown University and Kinetic Eye. Train them with a team of 2-4 people to win team prizes! 

  • Ergonomics are the leading cause of worker injuries, leaving millions of Americans with chronic issues and costing US businesses over $50B annually. The goal of warehouse risk/safety management is to keep workers safe and healthy, which includes ensuring that workers aren’t putting themselves at risk by performing unsafe ergonomic activities. Through the use of computer vision, we can help risk/safety managers to manage their workers by identifying high risk ergonomic activities, educating workers on the matter, and reducing the chance of injuries. We challenge you to build a 3D Human Pose Estimation model that can identify high risk ergonomic behaviors using our data.

  • Deepfakes can spread misinformation, defamation, and propaganda by faking videos of public speakers. In a future where deepfakes are visually indistinguishable from real video, how will we detect them? Help build a social verification system where people group at events to capture corroborating smartphone video and verify the truth! We have built a dataset of fakes and non-fakes with tracked facial features, and we challenge you to design an algorithm to detect the faked videos. Starter code and baseline metrics included!

CAPTURE THE FLAGS

Have you ever tried to steal a password by looking at assembly code? What about escalating your privileges on a linux machine? Put your hacker hat on and try out our CTFs created by TryHackMe. The top three hackers with the most points receive a free subscription to TryHackMe, and the top hacker with the most points will win the Top Hacker grand prize. Happy Hacking!

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Prizes

$9,400 in prizes

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

First Place Prize: Google Cloud branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy (US mailing addresses only)
Second Place Prize: Google Nest Mini for each Team Member.

All winners: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Prize: Domain.com branded backpack

Best Web-Based Application

Mentoring session from Citizens Bank to one of the winning teams. The session will be hosted by Citizens university recruiter Lauren Cotnoir and several leaders on the Consumer Tech team; they’ll provide guidance on careers in tech, resources to help enhance your skills, insight into the industry, demos of Citizens Bank technologies, and information about our internship and job opportunities.
All winners also get 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Professional Hack

Each winner receives a 4 month Bloomberg Engineer Mentorship, an opportunity to learn about industry- level practices that can provide a better perspective on how Bloomberg engineering functions firsthand. In addition. All winners get 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Computer Vision: Identifying High Risk Body Poses in Warehouses

Prize: Intel® RealSense™ Depth Camera D455, 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition, and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for everyone on the top team.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Best Use of Google Cloud - COVID-19 Hackathon Fund

Select projects may receive an invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-t8cCLevg_fBzc19ZBPIFqfuF1n92LQM8XYEgH26mmA/edit?usp=sharing

Best First Time Hack

Each member of the team receives a 50$ Amazon gift card!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants: high school and undergraduates students

Countries: all

Requirements

  1. You must be formally registered for Hack@Home. Register for Hack@Home by visiting our website or clicking the “Register for this Hackathon” button.
  2. You must submit a link to a publice GitHub repository that was created during the dates of Oct 9-12. 
  3. You must submit a 3 minute demo video and README file explaining your project. 
  4. [Optional] A link to a working demo

Judges

Tim Nelson

Tim Nelson
Brown University Assistant Professor (Research) of Computer Science

James Tompkin

James Tompkin
Brown University Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Brian Le

Brian Le
Data Science Intern at Kinetic Eye

Josh Butler

Josh Butler
Kinetic Eye Founder/CEO

Don Stanford

Don Stanford
Brown University Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science

Tom Doeppner

Tom Doeppner
Brown University Associate Professor (Research) of Computer Science

Stephen Bach

Stephen Bach
Brown University Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Kathi Fisler

Kathi Fisler
Brown University Professor (Research) of Computer Science

Omer Dai

Omer Dai
Brown University Computer Science Masters Student

Emmie He

Emmie He
Brown University Computer Science Masters Student

Matthew McAvoy

Matthew McAvoy
Brown University Computer Science Masters Student

John Wrenn

John Wrenn
Brown University Computer Science Doctoral Student

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • UI/UX
  • Completion
  • Theme

themes

  • Fintech
  • Cybersecurity
  • Lifehacks