UO to Host First Collegiate Sports/Tech Hackathon in the US
what is quackcon?
A combo hackathon and make-a-thon prototyping event where people come together to build cool stuff. QuackCon is focusing specifically on the theme of sports/tech and participants will be encouraged to build a hack that focuses on 1). athletic enhancement; and/or, 2) fan/audience engagement
Who is invited?
Any student enrolled in an accredited university or college can participate. We will work at providing travel reimbursement for out-of-state participants where possible. Artists, designers, computer science, product design, business, architecture, journalism, engineers, liberal arts, science majors & more should attend! FREE TO ATTEND!
When and where?
October 14-16, 2016 (30+ hours) in Eugene, Oregon (on the campus of The University of Oregon--Go Ducks!)
What will be judged?
Teams will be asked to build both a prototype (addressing one of the two themes: athletic enhancement, or fan engagement), AND a business model to support their product that can be communicated by a 5-slide 'Pitch Deck'. Business mentors will be on site over the weekend to help teams develop their business models.
- Best in Show: 1st Place: $2,500; 2nd Place $1,250; 3rd Place $750
- Best Athletic Enhancement (Physical Product)
- Best Fan/Audience Engagement
- Most Commercial Product
- Fan Favorite
Why should I attend?
Meet & work with awesome people from around the US; build cool stuff to put on your portfolio and/or resume; network with tech firms; free food, free swag, free fun! Don't have a team? Not a problem. We will facilitate opportunities for individuals to find team mates at the start of the event.
To read more about this upcoming event, visit the Oregon QuackCon and register today!