UTD's first hackathon for women and non-binary people.

There is a huge disparity in the number of women and non-binary students participating in hackathons. In fact only 24% of participants are women and 3% of participants identify as non-binary/other. So, it is not surprising that this lack of diversity ultimately affects the gender parity in the tech industry at large. By participating, we want students to gain valuable experience through networking, and learning from distinguished speakers, inspiring mentors, and peers.

 

Overall - CHALLENGE

Components of Robotics are utilized in almost every aspect of the tech world. Because of this, we decided to get inspiration from the robotics field for our hackathon. Since there is a myriad of fields that play a role in creating a robot, our team thought that it is a generalized theme and will provide hackers a creative mindset to form an innovative project based on the following challenge statement below.

THEME Robotics

Create a project that addresses one of the issues that the robotics industry is currently facing.

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Prizes

$8,023 in prizes

First Place Prize

The best overall hack submitted to WEHack 2020. Not only is it novel, interesting, and useful, but it is also technically sound and exciting to many. Each winning team member (up to 5) receives a XBox 1.

Second Place Prize

The second place submission to WEHack 2020 receives a 27" Curved Monitor.

Third Place Prize

Lilac polaroid and film

Fourth Place Prize

RGB Keyboard

Fifth Place Prize

RGB Mouse

Toyota Financial Services

Toyota Financial Services is the largest automotive lender in the US. Our goal is mobility and mobility finance for all. Non-payment for loans infrequently occurs which creates repossessions and credit losses for Toyota and credit challenges for customers.
---Challenge---
Build a solution to predict potential late payments and reduce credit losses and repossessed vehicles

Toyota-branded Socks | Toyota-branded Car Vent clips | Virtual team meeting with Toyota's CIO and CISO

Toyota Safety (2)

Toyota’s number one focus is safety. Schools dismissals often involve hundreds of buses, vehicles, and students
walking or biking away from campus, which can pose hazards to drivers and walkers.
---Challenge---
Build a solution for safe, expedited, verifiable school dismissal pick up.

Toyota-branded Socks | Toyota-branded Car Vent clips | Virtual team meeting with Toyota's CIO and CISO

Toyota Dealership

Schedules change and no one likes to wait, but we still need to maintain our vehicles on a regular basis. Many dealers are independent, which creates gaps in finding available service appoints when you need them.
---Challenge---
Build a solution for finding the first open service appt within 50 miles

Toyota-branded Socks | Toyota-branded Car Vent clips | Virtual team meeting with Toyota's CIO and CISO

Toyota

We have cars that are available for users to pick up on a need basis. How do we know what are the best locations in a city where there is a lot of demand for car usage? A lot of times, we stage cars on the parking lot and realize no demand.
---Challange---
Build a solution that can forecast the high market demand areas for car rental at a time duration (in a day in a particular season) so that those demands can be met

Toyota-branded Socks | Toyota-branded Car Vent clips | Virtual team meeting with Toyota's CIO and CISO

Best use of Google Cloud from MLH & Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful computing, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: [g.co/cloud](http://g.co/cloud). Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini

Best Hardware Hack from MLH & Digi-key (2)

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 Domain Registered with Domain.com from MLH & Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

UTD - Student Government - 1st place

Due to COVID, many of our students have not been able to use the online resources we have. In order to address this, we at Student Government would like hackers to develop a chatbot/search for the various websites UTD hosts.
We will be looking for an effective search, great UI/UX, and overall usability of the application. You are free to use a mobile app, website, or any front end you would like.

1st place - $1000 prize value slipt among the team
2nd place - $750 prize value slipt among the team
3rd place - $25 prize value slipt among the team
(We will not be giving teams straight-up cash as their prizes, however, we will let the teams decide on tangible, appropriate devices in their respective price ranges.)

UTD - Student Government - 2nd place

Due to COVID, many of our students have not been able to use the online resources we have. In order to address this, we at Student Government would like hackers to develop a chatbot/search for the various websites UTD hosts.
We will be looking for an effective search, great UI/UX, and overall usability of the application. You are free to use a mobile app, website, or any front end you would like.

1st place - $1000 prize value slipt among the team
2nd place - $750 prize value slipt among the team
3rd place - $25 prize value slipt among the team
(We will not be giving teams straight-up cash as their prizes, however, we will let the teams decide on tangible, appropriate devices in their respective price ranges.)

UTD - Student Government - 3rd place

Due to COVID, many of our students have not been able to use the online resources we have. In order to address this, we at Student Government would like hackers to develop a chatbot/search for the various websites UTD hosts.
We will be looking for an effective search, great UI/UX, and overall usability of the application. You are free to use a mobile app, website, or any front end you would like.

1st place - $1000 prize value slipt among the team
2nd place - $750 prize value slipt among the team
3rd place - $25 prize value slipt among the team
(We will not be giving teams straight-up cash as their prizes, however, we will let the teams decide on tangible, appropriate devices in their respective price ranges.)

Axxess

Create a project that addresses and issue that the healthcare industry is currently facing.

Prizes-
A career mentoring opportunity with a leader at Axxess

JPMorgan Chase

Develop a web or mobile app that would help increase the number or capacity of women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones

echoAR

Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!

$50 Amazon Gift Card
1-month free Business Tier access
A feature in echoAR newsletter sent to investors of AR/VR ecosystem

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All participants must be at least 18 years of age. 

Judges

WEHack Judge Board

Judging Criteria

  • Robotics
    Create a project that addresses one of the issues that the robotics industry is currently facing.