Community Storytelling & Technology!

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This is a 12 hour hack day focused on storytelling and how we evolve and enhance our stories using technology. 

Our goal is for attendees to have a fun learning environment to experiment with new technologies and work with new people outside of their jobs and school. 

There will be 4 awards, or the 4 cups, which will be judged on things like design, innovation, story telling/presentation, and focus on the user. 

Our featured event charity (extra cash will go to them!) is Good St.

Available Loaner Hardware:

  • Amazon Echo (12)
  • Oculus DK2 (5)

If you're interested in participating grab tickets on SplashPage and like us on Facebook! Come out for the challenge on April 17th! You won't want to miss it.

Some Project Examples:

1. Mad libs or choose your own adventure with Amazon Alexa.

2. Podcast recommendation engine based on community specific criteria

3. Tool for visualizing a map of pictures from members of a specific community

4. VR / unity app for turning the space around you into a virtual museum where you can interact with video/audio content

5. Tool for sharing your favorite #hack4good efforts and encouraging community participation

6. Tell the story of a community you care about and incorporate a technology hack as part of the presentation

7. Whatever you can think of! 

We want to thank our current sponsors: New York Code + Design Academy, Amazon Alexa, NYU Media Research Lab for providing us with technology and space.

We also want to thank our partners: Tech Tribe & NY Jewish Tech Meetup for helping us run put on / promote this event. 

 

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Prizes

$1,764 in prizes

Amazon Echo - Elijah Cup Winner

Amazon Echo devices are awarded to the top winner of Hack Over Passover who excelled in storytelling, design, technical execution and community value overall.

Popup Archive 1-year Subscription

Pop Up Archive 1-Year Subscriptions are awarded to the top winner of Hack Over Passover who excelled in storytelling, design, technical execution and community value overall.

Charity Prize - Good St Sign Ups

Subscription to Good Street for a month for you and a friend.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals (18 or over, minors w/ parental consent), Teams of four or fewer.

Requirements

Your project should:

  • Use technology to enhance the way community stories are shared and remembered 
  • Be creative
  • Be valuable to the end user or target community

Judges

Jeffrey Dobrinsky

Jeffrey Dobrinsky
Good St.

Andrew Pinzler

Andrew Pinzler
NBCUniversal

Mike Miller

Mike Miller
New York Code and Design Academy

Judging Criteria

  • Design/Experience Cup
  • Creativity Cup
  • Technical Cup
  • Community Value Cup
  • Elijah Cup