Let's hack homelessness. Compete for $1 million in cash prizes at GlobalHack VI.

GlobalHack VI will bring together developers, designers, technologists, and entrepreneurs from around the world to solve a single, massive civic technology problem centered around homelessness. Participants across youth, collegiate, and pro divisions will work in teams to solve this problem by building software solutions over the course of an entire weekend. $1 million in cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams, including $250,000 in follow-on funds that will be used to take the most promising prototypes generated at the event to market. GlobalHack VI will be held Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, on the campus of Saint Louis University.

Event Schedule

Friday

  • 12:00 PM: Participant check-in begins
  • 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM: Team Formation #1
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30 PM: Friday Dinner
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Team Formation #2
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00: Homelessness Agency Panel
  • 10:00 PM: Participant Check-In Closes

Saturday

  • 1:00 AM: Team Check-In. Each team will need to create a profile on DevPost and add their team members by this time.
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Saturday Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM: Saturday Lunch
  • 6:00 PM: Saturday Dinner

Sunday

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM: Sunday Morning Light Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM: Pencils down, final projects must be submitted via DevPost
  • 10:00 AM: Project Expo / Round 1 Judging Begins
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00PM : Sunday Brunch
  • 12:00 PM: Round 2 Judging Begins
  • 1:30 PM: Project Expo / Judging Ends
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM: Closing Ceremony
  • 4:00 PM: Event Closes, Participants Dismissed

 

 

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Prizes

$750,000 in prizes

Overall Grand Prize

$150,000

1st Place - Pro Division

$125,000

2nd Place - Pro Division

$100,000

3rd Place - Pro Division

$50,000

4th Place - Pro Division

$25,000

5th Place - Pro Division

$10,000

1st Place - College Division

$100,000

2nd Place - College Division

$50,000

3rd Place - College Division

$25,000

4th Place - College Division

$15,000

5th Place - College Division

$5,000

1st Place - Youth Division

$50,000

2nd Place - Youth Division

$25,000

3rd Place - Youth Division

$10,000

4th Place - Youth Division

$5,000

5th Place - Youth Division

$2,500

Best Team Spirit Prize

A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the team that displays the Best Team Spirit. Team costumes or uniforms, posts to GlobalHack Facebook and Twitter accounts, and offering to help beginner teams are all fantastic ways to win points in this category.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants may enter in one of three divisions: Youth, College, and Pro. Teams must be between 2 and 8 members. No remote workers.

Please visit our website for the Official GlobalHack VI Rules.

Judges

TBA

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Judging Criteria

  • User Experience / Design
  • Creativity
  • Execution