Uncommon Hacks 2019 @ Polsky Exchange in Hyde Park, Chicago
Uncommon Hacks is UChicago's annual inter-collegiate hackathon, which is being held on February 16-17 this year.
A panel of expert judges
Best Hack for Social Good
• Impact • Innovation & Creativity • Completeness of Solution • Sustainability • Design
Most Technically Impressive
Does the product function completely? How much of the functionality was written by the competitors themselves as opposed to open source code/APIs (self written is better)?
Is the idea unique, compared to other ideas seen in the real world and / or when comparing to other projects within the Hackathon? Does it solve a problem, no matter how silly? Does it have great UI/UX design?
The winning hack is a well balanced, well designed, technically impressive, and innovative project that is complete with a little "interesting" surprise?