Event participants will come together in a learning-first-minded event, to create tools that will help us transition back to pre-pandemic life. With restrictions on social activities largely lifted in New York City, we anticipate the coming school year to bring us a little closer to pre-2020.
Build the first iteration of your project that facilitates the transition back to in-person learning, work, and socializing.
An exercise in learning - the pursuit of knowledge, risk-taking, and code integrity is rewarded as opposed to merely delivering a clean product.
Must be in a team with at least 3 people and at most 4 people.
Use Discord (invite link privately sent) to communicate with your teammates for the duration of the Hackathon.
Hackers are not allowed to use projects they have already worked on previously to the event.
Hackers can create any type of project, as long as it is relevant to the hackathon’s theme: Back to In-Person.
Back to In-Person refers to the transitioning from working from home or attending school from home to pre-pandemic life. As such, projects should revolve around creating tools that will help people transition back to pre-pandemic life.
Hackers can compete for categories listed on our DevPost.
Projects can be geared toward web development, mobile development, and data science.
Hackers should also be able to answer the question: “How does my project relate to the theme?”
Projects do not have to be deployed. If the project is not deployed, please provide instructions on how to run it locally.
Example project ideas:
Movie Recommendation/Planning App
Group Restaurant Planning App
Educational Game to Supplement Learning in the Classroom
Choose Your Own Adventure Game (with stories relevant to transitioning back to pre-pandemic life)
Hackers have from August 23rd, 2021 to August 27th, 2021, 12:15 PM EDT to work on and submit their projects.
Hackers are free to continue working on their projects after the hackathon ends.
Teams must submit their projects on our DevPost by August 27th, 2021, 12:15 PM EDT for them to be judged.
Please submit a link to the project’s GitHub repository and/or deployed website.
Please provide a slide deck (PowerPoint/Canva, etc.) or a video that showcases your project.
** Each team can only win one prize
$820 in prizes
LinkedIn Premium Membership
One full year of LinkedIn Premium membership.
selected items from:
Wool laptop sleeve
Airbnb socks & beanie
A couple t-shirts
Insulated water bottle
Cedar Health Swag
Selection of swag from our partners at Cedar Health
Lyft Gift Card
Affirm Gift Card
Digital gift card from Loop and Tie
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Senior TechOps Engineer / Cedar
Chief of Staff, Technology / Cedar
Relevance to Theme
Project is relevant to the theme of facilitating in-person learning, working, and socializing in a post-pandemic society.
Innovation of Solution
Scale and novelty of the technology being used, and/or the architectural approach taken.
Quality of Implementation
Ability for the team to reach a conclusion about the viability of the project.
Quality of Presentation
Ability for the judges to clearly understand (1) what the desired functionality is, and (2) see that the functionality is behaving as expected.
Team shows evidence of good collaboration through project presentation, devision of labor, etc.
Learning Forward Approach
Team shows evidence that they challenged themselves to make building this project a learning experience.
Nominate for Best Front End
Nominate for Best Back End
Nominate for SWE Best Practices Award
Nominate for Data Science Award