#hackyhalloween

BostonHacks is Boston University's top hackathon. For 24 hours on October 31 to November 1, 500 students will come to Boston University, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch. Imagine and create the most impressive hacks during the weekend!

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Judges

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Wes Moran
Wikimedia

Doug Barron

Doug Barron
HubSpot, Vice President--Applications

Mark Crovella

Mark Crovella
Professor of Computer Science, Boston University

Michael Lahens

Michael Lahens
Intralinks, Senior UX Designer

Mike Chapman

Mike Chapman
Intralinks, Senior Program Manager

Andrew Barba

Andrew Barba
Tablelist, Engineering Lead

Matt Pfahl

Matt Pfahl
Software Engineering Manager, Hitachi Data Systems

Tabor Wells

Tabor Wells
Wanderu, Inc. VP Engineering

Slater Victoroff

Slater Victoroff
CEO, Indico

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that a hack should be judged upon.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Pitch
    How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?