Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.
Hack Upstate organizes weekend hackathons twice a year (i.e., Fall & Spring) where developers, designers, engineers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, to share ideas, form teams, build projects, and win awesome prizes in 24 hours. The event is free to attend for all participants. Join us!
Anyone can participate! There is no limit on the number of members that you can have on a team.
$2,000 in prizes
[$1000] Grand Prize
[$500] First Runner Up
[$100] Best Hardware Hack
[$100] Best Business Disruptor Idea
Provided by Raymour and Flanigam
[$100] Best User Experience
Provided by TCGPlayer!
[$100] Best Use of Esri Technology
Provided by Esri
[$100] Honorable Mention
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Vice President of IT @ Raymour and Flanigan
Staffing Consultant @ Cornell University
Program Manager @ Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University
Developer Evangelist @ TCG Player
We celebrate ingenuity and creativity! Have an idea for a project that sounds crazy to tackle (especially in a 24 hour period)? Perfect.
Subjective and buzz-wordy, huh? That's what makes it fun :) We know you have something up your sleeve that's going to knock our socks off!
To what extent did your team successfully execute upon your project concept over the course of 24 hours?
You'll have 2-3 minutes for a demo to tell the judges about your project, followed by a Q/A. We're interested in the problems you solved, API's you leveraged, technologies used, and lessons learned. We recommend a quick powerpoint.
We encourage and applaud interdisciplinary projects fueled by eclectic teams with diverse backgrounds.