Cambridge's very own hackathon is back for its second year. For 24 hours, 300 wonderful students from around the world will come together to learn, build, tinker, and push technology to its limits.
1st Place - Hack Cambridge Recurse Trophy
The 3d-printed embodiment of glory, the winning team as chosen by our panel of judges will take home the coveted Hack Cambridge Recurse trophy and will each get a MLH 2017 season medal.
Improbable will be selecting the best use of SpatialOS or virtual reality to take home a secret prize
Skyscanner API Prize
£100 travel voucher will go to each member of the team with the best use of Skyscanner's Travel APIs
Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs Prize
The project with the best use of the Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs will take home a vast array of goodies including Azure starter kits and Raspberry Pi IoT Kits
eLife Research Communication Prize
eLife will be choosing the tool that best improves how we interact with cutting-edge research. Improve the sharing, discovery or accessibility of scientific research and you'll be in with a chance of winning a Raspberry Pi and GrovePi+ starter kits!
QuantumBlack Hacking Challenge
Winning this challenge will land you each a £50 Amazon voucher
Bloomberg Favourites Prize
Bloombergs pick of the best project will get some interesting gadgets
ARM Hardware Hacks
ARM will be giving a prize for their pick of the best hardware hack. Speak to the ARM mentors for advice on how to make a great hardware hack! Microbit kits, WiFi audio adaptors and £30 Amazon vouchers.
Best Use of Amazon Web Services
If you used any aspect of AWS you're eligible to win $250 of AWS Credit for each Team Member.
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Funniest Domain name registered on Domain.com. $50 of Domain.com Credit for each Team Member.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Hack Cambridge is open to those who have already registered and been ticketed via hackcambridge.com (you should be able to go to hackcambridge.com/apply/dashboard and see "Thanks for confirming your place")
CTO of Improbable
Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Computer Laboratory
Principal Data Scientist at QuantumBlack
CTO Academic Engagements at Microsoft
Associate Product Manager at Skyscanner
Judging will be done using a comparison based system called Gavel. Judges will compare your project to another and decide which they think is better. Gavel puts these comparisons together and recognises who's come out on top.