GrizzHacks 4 is the fourth hackathon at Oakland University!

GrizzHacks 4 is the fourth hackathon at Oakland University, and the largest hackathon in the metro Detroit area. On September 28th-29th, 2019, unite with 300 developers, students and creatives across the Midwest to create innovative software and hardware applications from the ground up. #DreamItBuildIt

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Eligibility

All students can participate, as well as those 6 months out of college. If you're not a student, email us at team@grizzhacks.com if you would like to mentor or volunteer.

Judges

Amber Conville

Amber Conville
Director at Test Double and Founder at Selfdot

Jeronimo Navarrete

Jeronimo Navarrete
Software Project Manager at Valeo

Kevin Lindsay

Kevin Lindsay
Software Engineer at Surge Solutions

Khalid Mirza

Khalid Mirza
Professor at Oakland University

Miranda Perry

Miranda Perry
Software Engineer at Light Guide Systems

Judging Criteria

  • Quality over Quantity
    What technologies a team uses is very important, but it is also worth considering just how well those technologies are implemented. A team with a small tech stack used well should have a stronger weight than a team with a more advanced stack used poorly.
  • Flash Factor
    It is all about buzzwords in today’s society. But buzzwords do not always mean a product that delivers on what it promises. Is the project all flash and no substance, or has the team produced a product that lives up to its reputation?
  • Innovative Proof of Concept
    Even if a project isn't fully functioning, examine the thoroughness of the team’s plan and judge how feasible it would be under normal circumstances. Also consider how innovative the project is, and how that might have contributed to its resulting state.
  • Adaptation to Challenges
    Hackers will likely be asked what challenges they faced, and if/how they were able to overcome those challenges. Did they come up with a creative solution? Did the problem lead to a new idea?
  • Wow Factor
    Everyone wants to be blown away by technological innovation. How well did this project perform at sparking your interest, and get you excited about what the hackers were presenting? Would you be just as excited interacting with it a second time around?