Nintendo Switch awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best software or hardware project overall.
Amazon Echo Plus awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that garners the most votes from the audience during closing ceremony.
Samsung VR Headset awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best hack using VR/AR technology.
Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the most polished, well-thought-out user experience.
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Ultimate Starter Kit awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best hack manipulating hardware.
Best Hack for Social Good
GooDee Portable Projector awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best project that contributes to social or non-profit causes. Team will also be able to select which charity the HackPrinceton-Frutta Bowls fundraiser proceeds will go to.
SZJJX Camera Drone awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best hack and consists completely of new-to-each-other teammates who did not know each other prior to this hackathon.
Best First Hack
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker awarded to each member on a newbie team (up to 4) that best demonstrates new hackathon skills. (To qualify, a strict majority of the team must be attending their first hackathon, and you should demonstrate how the first-time attendees contributed to the project.)
Made My Day
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera and supplementary sheets awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that create the best project that makes the judges smile :)
Solar Powered Battery Pack awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best hack dedicated to improving the environment or developing sustainable practices.
Most Prolific Programmers
Mechanical Keyboard awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that wrote the most lines of code among all of the top hacks.
Waterproof Wearable Sports Action Camera ("GoPro") awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the boldest, most adventurous hack (that works). You guys were crazy to even try this.
Most Likely to Become a Startup
Think Boards awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that create a hack most likely to be continued into the future as part of a startup.
Made For Princeton Students
$50 Princeton University Store Gift Card awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the best hack that would most likely be used by Princeton students in the future.
April Fool's Day Hack
$10 iTunes Gift Card awarded to each member on the team (up to 4) that creates the most troll hack. The most hyped-up hack that does something completely different than what it's supposed to do (like a plot-twist).
1517 Prize - Sponsored by 1517 Fund
1517 will go into diligence with a handful of teams and select up to three of them for a $1K grant and $5K in AWS credits. Speak to a 1517 Fund representative at some point before exposition judging.
StdLib Prize - Sponsored by StdLib
Best and most creative use of StdLib in a project. Each member of the winning team (up to 4) will receive a Nintendo Switch.
Decentralize everything: Best use of Ark blockchain challenge - Sponsored by ARK.io
Ark offers an out of the box versatile blockchain platform, ready for you to start building your application right on top of the blockchain! This means that endless possibilities are waiting for you and your team to start hacking. Deploy your own chain with our Ark Deployer and let your creative juices flow! There is plenty for every programming niche, from simple blockchain apps, to more complex custom solutions.
For more information: https://github.com/arkecosystem/
Or stop by at our booth.
Winning team receives 2000 Ark coins.
IoT Challenge - Sponsored by ARK.io
Ark’s scalable blockchain platform and IoT devices are a match made in heaven. Blockchain enables and augments a variety of application scenarios and use cases for IoT. No longer are such possibilities just futuristic dreams. Can you and your team hack a blockchain/IoT supercombo? To get you started we have prepared guides, libraries, SDKs, available hardware and general resources, and more information about the ARK ecosystem that will help you during hackprinceton: https://github.com/ark-iot/ark-hackathon. The winning team receives bounty (https://blog.ark.io/ark-github-development-bounty-113806ae9ffe).
Best Financial Hack - Sponsored by Capital One
Capital One prides itself on its mission to Change Banking For Good. We are always looking for ways to bring innovation to the banking world. This weekend, we want to see how you will disrupt the financial market! The winning team receives one $250 Amazon gift card for each member.
Best Use of Wolfram Technology - Sponsored by Wolfram
$100 gift card, one year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member of the winning team (up to 4).
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each member of the winning team.
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source for member of the winning team.
John Snow Labs Prize
To qualify, the team must use an API or dataset from John Snow Labs. The winning team will receive:
- All-you-can-eat, always-up-to-date, clean data from our entire catalog for a year.
- Feature them on our blog and social media, for both the project and the team members.
- The John Snow Labs team will curate 3 datasets specifically for the needs of the winning project, and provide free updates, for a year.
Marlabs Open Innovation Award
Best technology solution to the problem statements given by Marlabs Inc.
$200 gift card for each member of the winning team (up to 4).
Choose one of the following three problem statements:
(1) Identification, Extraction and Classification of sensitive data from any given arbitrary dataset (text or image) i.e. user credentials, email addresses, credit card information, etc. The classification should have a percentage score of accuracy (for the flagged category) and should provide the security risk associated with the flagged sensitive data. Source datasets can be any - databases, spreadsheets, internet web pages, internet data sources (like pastebin), emails etc.
(2) Personal Medical Adherence Assistant - A smartphone based voice enabled conversational personal assistant for prescription medicine adherence.
(3) Develop a system to automatically grade large number of academic student essays based on pre-configured templates and provide feedback or a scoring mechanism. Use of open source libraries encouraged (for NLP, machine learning etc.)
Disclaimer - Marlabs will have the right to access the complete source code developed to solve the above challenges.