evoHaX is the third Hackathon in the series of Hackathons focused on developing accessible technologies and will take place from the 30th April - 1st May as part of the Philly Tech Week 2016. Teams from schools, local tech firms as well as individual participants are welcome to participate. The event will also target a broader range of disabilities through collaboration between professional developers, students, therapists, and people with disabilities. The theme for this Hackathon is "Technologies for the Future: Green, Sustainable, and Accessible"
This #evoHaX will be hosted at the Design, Engineering and Commerce (DEC) Center, Philadelphia University.
Hackathons are events which bring together people to create real, working solutions to technology related problems. The most important characteristic of a hackathon is the collaborative environment and network built between a group of passionate and talented individuals working and learning together to solve problems by creating new and innovative solutions that can change lives.
Courtesy of Blackstone at Phila U, this evoHaX will provide the participants full access to the amazing labs at Phila U during the event. This includes but is not limited to the 3D Printing, Woodworks and Electronics Lab. Besides that, we'll have more hardware to play around with, more subject matter experts, and definitely more energy drinks! It will be the coolest evoHaX yet.
29 April. 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Join us at the Philly Tech Week Kickoff Festival at The Dilworth Plaza for Arcade games and more.
30 April. 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Check-In, Breakfast, Rules, Hackathon 101, Team Formation, Hacking, Lunch, Dinner.
1 May. 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Breakfast, Hacking, Lunch, Demos, Presentations, Judging, Awards, Pictures, Wrap-up.
Co-Founder. Philly Touch Tours. Link to Austin's Twitter.
Co-Organizer. Philly NetSquared. Link to Briana's Twitter.
Program Director, Philly Startup Leaders. Link to Yuval's Twitter.
More information about the judges is being finalized and will be updated soon.
Days Till evoHaX
Bags of Chips Consumed
More information about the sponsors and organizers is being finalized and will be updated soon.
Your organization can play a part in creating a collaborative environment for developers to learn about the accessible technologies and develop creative hacks. Contact us to request more information about becoming an official sponsor of evoHaX. We entertain financial sponsors as well as creative partnerships.
If you're driving, the venue is about 8 miles from Center City. If you'll be using public transport, SEPTA has a number of public buses to get to the venue. Chestnut Hill West (Regional Rail) is the recommended train option and the stop is about 1 mile away from the venue. We're working on arranging transportation to and from the train station.
Courtesy of Blackstone at PhilaU we have access to an extensive list of hardware and equipments. However, please bring your own laptops, chargers and other necessary belongings. We will update this section as more information becomes available. Wi-fi will be provided (obviously).
The judges comprise of subject matter and industry experts with tremendous experience and expertise in judging such contests. The judges will look at the universality, creativity, scalability, creativity and practicality of the projects, among other things.
This evoHaX's winning prize will be Amazon ECHO. And yes! It'll be for each member of the team! There'll also be a prize for Delegates Award, which is Cheerwing Syma X5SW FPV Explorers2.