Knight Hacks - University of Central Florida

The mission of Knight Hacks is to empower students to do something they've never done before. We hope you'll join us!

Schedule

Saturday, October 7th
  • 2:00PM - Doors Open
  • 4:00PM - Opening Ceremony
  • 5:00PM - Sponsor Mingling/Team Building
  • 6:00PM - Hacking Starts!
  • 6:30PM - Power DMS Workshop
  • 7:00PM - Dinner
  • 7:30PM - Sonobi Workshop
  • 8:30PM - SIGAI Neural Net Workshop
Sunday, October 8th
  • 8:00AM - Breakfast
  • 12:00PM - Lunch
  • 3:00PM - Hacking Ends
  • 4:00PM - Expo/Judging Begins
  • 6:00PM - Ending Ceremony

 

Mentor Schedule

Saturday, October 7th
  • Charlton Trezevant: 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Java, Arduino, Front-end Web Development, PL/SQL, Python, Bash, Linux.
  • James Faix: 6:00PM - 10:00PM | C#, SQL, JavaScript, TypeScript, F#
  • Shea Silverman: 6:00PM - 12:00 AM | Python, 3D Printing
  • Krishna Glick: 6:00PM - 11:00 PM | Front-end Web Development
  • Divas Grover: 6:00PM - 12:00 AM | Arduino, Python
Sunday, October 8th
  • Charlton Trezevant: 11:30AM - 2:00PM 
  • Jamez Faix: 6:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Divas Grover: 6:00AM - 3:00PM

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Prizes

$2,970 in prizes

1st - Echo Show

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free—just ask.

2nd - Philips Hue White Smart Bulb Starter Kit

Enhance your home with soft white lighting, controlled remotely wherever you are. Set timers and light schedules, automating your lights to make it seem like someone is home even when you are away.

3rd - Corsair K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard

CUSTOMIZATION, CONTROL AND READY TO GAME
Intuitive RGB backlighting modes, 6 dedicated macro keys, multi-key anti-ghosting and media controls provide the customization and control essential for victory. The K55 RGB is your first step towards enhanced performance.

Most Ridiculous Hack

Google Chromecast:

Stream entertainment from your device to your TV.
Chromecast plugs into your TV’s HDMI port. Simply use your device and the TV you own to stream TV shows, movies, games and more. Chromecast works with iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop and Chromebook.¹

Sonobi Data Challenge

$50 Amazon Giftcards - Sonobi is a data driven ad technology company that builds innovative solutions that bring addressability, quality, and scale to the business of advertising. They are offering a data prize for the most creative use of data they are providing at https://github.com/sonobi-ucf-hackathon/social_blog_dataset.

PowerDMS API Challenge

$50 Amazon Giftcards

PowerDMS is an online platform for an organization's policy lifecycle, specializing in law enforcement, corrections, and healthcare. We're consistently voted among Florida's best places to work, and are awarding Amazon gift cards as well as a tour of our office and lunch from our on-campus chef to the team with the most innovative use of our newly-published API.

Best Hardware Hack - Sponsored by Parseval

BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C DragonBoard for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Eligibility

Any college student or college graduate who graduated less than a year ago. The event is open to all students to attend but only students who have registered, confirmed registration, and checked into the event are elligible for prizes.

The maximum amount of people in a prize elligible team is four.

Judges

Eric Smithson

Eric Smithson

Fulton Garcia

Fulton Garcia

Perla Del Castillo

Perla Del Castillo

Deya Mares

Deya Mares

Prince Wilson

Prince Wilson
Clarifai

Pierce Mooney

Pierce Mooney
Parseval

Asher DeVuyst

Asher DeVuyst
Sonobi

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Originality
    Teams that submit projects that they come up with themselves have a better chance of winning!
  • Completeness
    Judges should check to make sure submissions have solid code backing them, rather than just being a proof of concept demonstration.