Florida's largest hackathon!

Ready for a weekend full of learning, innovation, and fun? Come and join us at ShellHacks, Florida's Largest Hackathon! Enter a new dimension as 1,000+ students from around the world come to learn the latest technologies, build innovative projects, and showcase their talents.

Explore the world of technology through our learning tracks and interactive workshops. Work together with fellow students and mentors to solve exciting challenges. Meet top companies hiring for internships and job opportunities. And win amazing prizes - all at ShellHacks!

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Prizes

$18,192 in prizes

Best Overall - 1st Place

Description: Best overall projects based on creativity, execution, and impact. All projects submitted are automatically entered for the best overall categories.

Prizes: Prize pool includes the following:

- 4 x MacBook Pro (16 inch)
- 4 x iPad Pro (13 inch)
- 4 x Playstation 5

1st Place team chooses any prize of their choice first, 2nd Place chooses second, 3rd Place chooses third.

Best Overall - 2nd Place

Description: Best overall projects based on creativity, execution, and impact. All projects submitted are automatically entered for the best overall categories.

Prizes: Prize pool includes the following:

- 4 x MacBook Pro (16 inch)
- 4 x iPad Pro (13 inch)
- 4 x Playstation 5

1st Place team chooses any prize of their choice first, 2nd Place chooses second, 3rd Place chooses third.

Best Overall - 3rd Place

Description: Best overall projects based on creativity, execution, and impact. All projects submitted are automatically entered for the best overall categories.

Prizes: Prize pool includes the following:

- 4 x MacBook Pro (16 inch)
- 4 x iPad Pro (13 inch)
- 4 x Playstation 5

1st Place team chooses any prize of their choice first, 2nd Place chooses second, 3rd Place chooses third.

Best First Time Hacker

Description: To qualify, everyone in the team must be first time hackers (submitting a project at a hackathon for the first time)

Prize: Monitors

Best Hack for Social Good by JPMorgan Chase

Description: Hack on any social good topic that you're passionate about! If you don't have a specific idea, you can consider one of the below social good themes:

- Student Loan Debt Crisis
- Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in STEM
- Hurricane Relief & Recovery
- Improving Cities and Local Communities
- COVID-19

Judging Criteria: Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

- Impact
- Innovation & Creativity
- Completeness of Solution
- Sustainability
- Design

Prizes: Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones (1 per winning team member)

Best Use of Azure for Social Good by Microsoft

Description: Use Azure for a project benefiting social good

Prize: Each Winning Team member will receive:

- LinkedIn Premium Membership
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
- The Winning Team will also be able to designate a charity to receive a $1000 donation on behalf of their team, from Microsoft.

Xbox Challenge by Microsoft - 1st Place

Description: Video games have been telling stories that connect us for decades, but storytelling has influenced gamers for generations. Build a game inspired by your story or the stories of those around you.
Judging Criteria: Game Mechanics and Storytelling

Prizes: We will be awarding a 1st and 2nd place prize for this challenge

- 1st Place
- Xbox Gamepass Ultimate subscription for a year
- Gamepass mascot bleep plushie

Xbox Challenge by Microsoft - 2nd Place

Description: Video games have been telling stories that connect us for decades, but storytelling has influenced gamers for generations. Build a game inspired by your story or the stories of those around you.
Judging Criteria: Game Mechanics and Storytelling

Prizes: We will be awarding a 1st and 2nd place prize for this challenge

- 2nd Place
- Xbox Gamepass Ultimate subscription for a year

Best Use of Google Cloud by Google - 1st Place

Description: Use of any Google Cloud product in your project in order to qualify

First Place Prize: Google Cloud Patagonia backpack, water bottle, and acrylic trophy

Best Use of Google Cloud by Google - 2nd Place

Description: Use of any Google Cloud product in your project in order to qualify

Second Place Prize: Google nest Minis

Best Use of Google Cloud (COVID-19 Hackathon Fund) by Google (11)

Description: Use of any Google Cloud product for a COVID-19 related project

Prize: Invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers

#HealthyConversations using Twitter API by Twitter

Description:

If you look at how conversations evolve on Twitter, one Tweet can spark several conversation threads, each of which can grow in length and complexity as more people chime in. Twitter gives everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers.

Help us improve the health of the platform by promoting #HealthyConversations using the Twitter API!

Prize: Apple Watch and Twitter swag

Virtual Good Neighbor Challenge by State Farm - 1st Place

- Virtual Good Neighbor Challenge by State Farm

Description: 2020 has been an interesting year full of unexpected surprises. We’ve found ourselves inside our homes working, studying and social-distancing. There’s still a big world out there that we’d like you to remember. State Farm was among 4% of companies who honored their internships and still found a way to give to our community with efforts like Neighborhood of Good and Neighborhood Assist. For this year’s State Farm challenge, we want you to focus on creating something that impacts your local neighborhood in a virtual capacity.

1st Place Prize: Raspberry Pi and Phillips Hue Lights for home automation.

Virtual Good Neighbor Challenge by State Farm - 2nd Place

- Virtual Good Neighbor Challenge by State Farm

Description: 2020 has been an interesting year full of unexpected surprises. We’ve found ourselves inside our homes working, studying and social-distancing. There’s still a big world out there that we’d like you to remember. State Farm was among 4% of companies who honored their internships and still found a way to give to our community with efforts like Neighborhood of Good and Neighborhood Assist. For this year’s State Farm challenge, we want you to focus on creating something that impacts your local neighborhood in a virtual capacity.

2nd Place Prize: Doggy plushie & Goodie bag.

License Plate Recognition for Customer Identification by AutoNation

Description:
Our objective is delivering an improved customer experience by greeting the customer by name, knowing if they have an appointment, being able to review service history and speeding up the check-in process.

We would like to leverage a cloud-based license plate recognition solution and cost-effective cameras that are mounted at the entrance of our service lanes. The cameras will find license plates in the lane and notify the service advisor with all the customers information.

Prize: iPad mini Wi Fi 64GB

Best Diversity Hack by FCA - 1st Place

Description: Build a project that helps create a more diverse and inclusive community

Prize: We will be awarding a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for this challenge

- 1st Place
- Each team member on the 1st place team will be invited to interview with FCA for a 2021 Information Technology Intern position
- Each team member will also receive:
- Jeep Two Tone Mug
- Gladiator Multi-Tool
- Dodge Kooty Key Anti-Germ Tool
- Dodge Hellcat Redeye Pop Socket
- Gladiator Power Bar
- FIAT multi use carabiner charger
- Jeep OGIO Cooler

Best Diversity Hack by FCA - 2nd Place

Description: Build a project that helps create a more diverse and inclusive community

Prize: We will be awarding a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for this challenge

- 2nd Place Prize
- Each team member will also receive:
- Jeep Two Tone Mug
- Gladiator Multi-Tool
- Dodge Kooty Key Anti-Germ Tool
- Dodge Hellcat Redeye Pop Socket
- Gladiator Power Bar
- FIAT multi use carabiner charger

Best Diversity Hack by FCA - 3rd Place

Description: Build a project that helps create a more diverse and inclusive community

Prize: We will be awarding a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for this challenge

- 3rd Place Prize
- Each team member will also receive:
- Jeep Two Tone Mug
- Gladiator Multi-Tool
- Dodge Kooty Key Anti-Germ Tool
- Dodge Hellcat Redeye Pop Socket

Best Use of Marquee API by Goldman Sachs

Description:

Join Goldman Sachs Engineers this weekend and experience a small taste of the power of our Marquee Platform. For this weekend alone, you will be the only non-clients with access to our Marquee APIs. Explore our COVID-19 datasets and see if your hack has what it takes to win each of you a prize!

In light of the challenges brought upon by COVID-19, our engineers have compiled a series of new datasets for students to grasp the global impact of COVD-19 through technology. Understanding that not everyone has the bandwidth to study this in depth, we want to give you the opportunity to create new projects, models, and technologies surrounding a circumstance that has affected millions of lives globally. We want you to be creative and leverage new ideas to help you (and all of us) understand COVID-19 better.

COVID-19 datasets: (https://developer.gs.com/docs/covid/)

Prize: Each member of the winning team receives an Xbox Series S (not yet released)

Best Financial Hack by Capital One

Description: Best financial hack using Capital One Hackathon API. You can find our API documentation here: [http://api.reimaginebanking.com/](http://api.reimaginebanking.com/)

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of the winning team

Best Education Hack by FIU Office of the President (FIU students only)

Description: Build any project targetted at improving education.

Prize: (2) FIU Office of the President x ShellHacks Scholarships - $500

Best Potential Startup by 1517 Fund (Undergraduate students only)

Description: Projects with the best potential to become startups. Must be in undergrad and planning to continue working on project after the event concludes

Prize: $1K grant + $10K in AWS credits as well as continued mentorship from the 1517 team

Best Hardware Hack by MATRIX Labs

Description: Best project using hardware

Prizes: Matrix Voice Devices

Best AR/VR App by echoAR

Description: Use echoAR to develop an AR/VR app

Prize: $50 Amazon gift card, 1-month free Business Tier access, a feature in our newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Wolfram Award by Wolfram Language (30)

Description: No specific criteria is required and Wolfram tech isn't required for a hack to be eligible for our award.

Prize: Everyone in the Top 30 teams will receive a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro. The value of each individual award is $375.00.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com by MLH

Description: (http://domain.com/) provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from [Domain.com](http://domain.com/) for their project this weekend!

Prize: Domain.com Backpacks

Best Use of DataStax Astra by MLH

Description: Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win YubiKey Security Keys. Getting started in minutes with 10 GB free, no credit card needed.

Prize: YubiKey 5 Security Keys

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Yasmine Abdrabo

Zack

Zack

Jouseff Abdul

Jouseff Abdul

David Lara

Gabriella Gutierrez

Diana Barrero

Katherine Yi

Danay Fernandez

Mohammad Qureshi

DaJuan

Rafael

Justin V

Adrian

Raahim Idrees

Charles

Charles

Arjun

Arjun

Ivan A. Reyes

Ivan A. Reyes

Judging Criteria

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