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BeaverHacks

Summer Sprint 2021 coming up!

Opening Ceremony: July 9th
Hacking Days: July 9th - 11th

BeaverHacks are online, quarterly hackathons hosted by the Oregon State University Hackathon Club! We're open to OSU students and alumni of all experience levels and majors!

Updates! [6/18/21]

The theme of the first ever BeaverHacks Summer Sprint is...

GAMING!!! ๐Ÿ‘พ ๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ•น ๐ŸŽฎ ๐Ÿ‘พ

Look out for our upcoming registration announcement!

FAQ

  • What is a hackathon? ๐Ÿงณ A hackathon is a competition in which participants build a software and/or hardware project in a fixed amount of time. Typically participants compete in small teams or individually.

  • What is this hackathon all about? This hackathon exists to give you and other OSU students & alumni the opportunity to build a project over a weekend and compete for prizes. It is meant to be low-pressure, inclusive of everybody, and fun! In this hackathon, you are not required or encouraged to forego sleep, work, time with your family, or etc to participate. You are encouraged to make the best product you can in the time alotted. You are encouraged to learn and add skills to your repetoire. And you are encouraged to have a good time doing it!

  • How much does it cost? ๐Ÿ’ธ Totally free! Just your time and energy and creativity!

  • Who can participate? ๐Ÿ”ญ Any OSU student or alumni (this includes undergraduate, graduate, post-bacc, on-campus, ecampus students)

  • What can I make? ๐Ÿค– Anything you can think of! Web apps, mobile apps, websites, slackbots, APIs, command-line programs, games, robots, anything!

  • I am new to coding. Can/Should I still participate? ๐Ÿ‘พ In short, YES! No prior experience is necessary to compete in this event. In fact, there is a separate prize for teams of entirely new students to compete for. This event is a great time to learn a new technology or practice one you already know while simultaneously building a project you can showcase on your resume!

  • How many people to a team? ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง Teams of up to 4 people!

  • How do we form teams? ๐Ÿค You can choose to form your own teams (feel free to post under #teams on Slack if you're looking for teammates), or have us assign you a team (based on classes taken, timezone, programming languages, etc.). If you want to form your own team, select "No" under the Free Agent section of Registration. All Free Agents will be assigned a team.

  • What are Free Agents? ๐Ÿค” Free Agents are people looking to be placed on a team. If you want us to assign you to a team, please select "Yes" under the Free Agent section of Registration. After registration closes, and before we place you on a team, we will send an email confirming your participation in BeaverHacks (just in case something has come up and you can no longer participate). Please respond ASAP so we can form teams accordingly! ๐Ÿ™

  • Have more questions? Check out the FAQ Doc ๐Ÿ“BeaverHacks FAQ Doc. It has info on all of the BeaverHacks deliverables (e.g. project proposals, submissions, demos, and more) and deadlines!

Theme

Gaming

BeaverHacks Summer Sprint '21

Recent Themes

Finance (FinTech)

BeaverHacks Spring '21

Education

BeaverHacks Winter '21

Health

BeaverHacks Fall '20

Accessibility

BeaverHacks Summer '20

Workshops

  • Coming soon! Coming soon!

Categories

Overall category

  • All teams consisting entirely of currently-enrolled OSU students are eligible for the overall category. If a new student team wins any of the 'Overall' prizes, they are ineligible to win the First Place New Student prize.

New Student category

  • The new student category of competition is for teams consisting entirely of current students that have not taken any 300-level courses and do not have significant prior programming experience. New student teams that win an 'Overall' prize are not eligible.

Graduate Students / Alumni category

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place designations will be given to the top 3 teams in this category, but no prizes will be issued to any member of a team with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team. All teams with one or more OSU graduate students / alumni on the team are eligible for this category and are ineligible for any monetary prizes offered by this hackathon.

Prizes

  • First Place - Overall: $150 This prize goes to the highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

  • Second Place - Overall: $100 This prize goes to the second highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

  • Third Place - Overall: $75 This prize goes to the third highest-scoring submission. It is available to all undergraduate teams including new student teams. Graduate and alumni teams are ineligible for this prize. If a new student team wins this prize, they are ineligible for the First Place New Student prize.

  • First Place - New Student: $75 This award goes to the highest-scoring new student team. New student teams that won any of the "Overall" prizes are ineligible for this prize.

Judges

Will be announced soon!

A very large thank you to everyone who has volunteered to be a judge for our events! :)

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    TBD Judge #1

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    TBD Judge #2

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    TBD Judge #3

Past Judges

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    Jordan Bartos BH Winter '21Viasat / Software Engineer

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    Adam Page BH Winter '21RedSail Technologies, LLC / Software Engineer

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    Eric Ianni BH Fall '20 & Winter '21Oregon State University / Instructor

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    Adam Venezia BH Fall '20Microsoft / Software Engineer

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    Mike Ostrowski BH Fall '20Bishop Fox Labs / Regional Director

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    Sarah Maas BH Spring '20 & Summer '20Intel / Software Engineer

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    Nathan Perkins BH Spring '20 & Summer '20Loon / Software Engineer

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    William Pfeil BH Summer '20Oregon State University / Instructor

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    Joshua Masterson BH Spring '20Viasat / Domain Lead

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    Peter Lundgren BH Spring '20Google Platforms / Software Engineer

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    Hannah Scott BH Spring '20Oregon State University / Instructor

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    Benjamin Brewster BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Online Program Director

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    Samina Ehsan BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Instructor

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    Tim Alcon BH Summer '19Oregon State University / Instructor

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    Anthony D BH Fall '18 & Winter '18Workday / Software Engineer

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    Will H BH Fall '18Hangar 13 Games / AI Programmer

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    Stephan G BH Winter '18LinkedIn / Software Engineer

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    Jace S BH Winter '18Amazon / Software Engineer

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    Tim I BH Winter '18Asteroid Technologies

Team

BeaverHacks is organized by the OSU Hackathon Club.

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    Noah Sapse Co-President / Co-Treasurer

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    Michelle Zelechoski Co-President / Co-Treasurer / Historian

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    Kharissa Fernando Vice-President / Secretary / Communications Coordinator

OSU Faculty

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    Hannah Scott Club Advisor