The premier college hackathon

PennApps X is the tenth iteration of PennApps, the nation's premier college hackathon, held at the University Of Pennsylvania. PennApps X will take place from September 12th to 14th, with 36 hours of hacking by 1200 of the world's best hackers. Teams begin working on their hacks after the Friday evening kickoff and have until Sunday morning to complete their hack. All final submissions must be made here, on ChallengePost before the end of hacking. Videos are optional.

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Eligibility

If you applied to PennApps X, recieved an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend PennApps. If you attended and hacked at PennApps, then you are eligible to make a submission. 

Requirements

Make your product, submit your hack to ChallengePost and attend the PennApps expo to show off what you built.

How to enter

Only current students in University or High School who have been accepted to PennApps X can make submissions.

Judges

Nick

Nick

Dave Jagoda

Dave Jagoda

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Jasdev Singh

Randall

Randall

Tamer el calamay

Tamer el calamay

Sandhya Kapur

Sandhya Kapur

Micah Wylde

Micah Wylde

Cassidy

Cassidy

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Max Guo

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Sam Panzer

Evan Benshetler

Evan Benshetler

Peter Szocs

Peter Szocs

Janhavi sahasrabuddhe

Janhavi sahasrabuddhe

Robert

Robert

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Rosenthal

Andrew Rosenthal

Sevada Abraamyan

Sevada Abraamyan

Rob Spectre

Rob Spectre

Ricky

Ricky

Swift

Swift

Robert

Robert

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Jeremy Rossmann

Hans Schmitz

Hans Schmitz

Shiftan

Shiftan
CTO, Curalate

Alex

Alex

Stephanie

Stephanie

Mohammad

Mohammad

Pamela

Pamela

Neil G

Neil G

Dan

Dan

Goldman #1

Goldman #1

Amit

Amit

Daniel

Daniel

Sam

Sam

Angel

Angel

Andrew

Goldman #3

Goldman #3

Clay

Clay

Judging Criteria

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?