Welcome to TechTogether Atlanta's 2023 Hackathon! We are excited to welcome you in person from April 22 - 23rd, 2023. At TechTogether Atlanta, our mission is to empower all people of marginalized genders by providing opportunities to gain valuable skills and explore tech in an inclusive, inspiring, and engaging environment.
The event will take place in the Klaus Atrium at Georgia Tech University. To partake in this event, you must register here. Please refer to our Gender Inclusivity Policy before registering to make sure you are eligible.
Join us for two full days of skill-building and professional development workshops, networking with recruiters, and of course - fun activities like face masks. Each attendee has the option to work with a team to build a project like a website or mobile application with the support of our mentors. Whether it's your first hackathon or your 100th, everyone has something to learn and contribute at this event!
Please register to join us for this carnival-inspired hackathon!
TechTogether's hackathon season is brought to you by Microsoft, Capital One, and Balsamiq.
You will have 2 minutes to present your project to each batch of judges, and an additional 2-3 minutes to answer any follow-up questions. Judging will be science fair style. We recommend doing a live demo of your project for your presentation. If your project is not functional, we recommend creating a short PowerPoint describing your project for the judges.
$1,000 in prizes
Best Use of Microsoft Cloud for Your Community
Bring your idea to life using the Microsoft Cloud - automatically build and deploy a full stack web app from a code repository, create and train a Machine Learning model, develop business applications with little to no code using Power Platform, and more! View our recommended popular solutions in the Education Hub at https://aka.ms/startedu.
Build your hackathon project with the Microsoft Cloud that tackles a social impact issue of your choice, and have a chance to win a LinkedIn Premium 12-Month subscription and an XBox Ultimate 3-Month Game Pass.
Best Financial Hack with Capital One
Capital One would like to challenge everyone this weekend to create the best financial hack. Each member of the winning team will be awarded $250 Amazon gift cards.
While it’s not necessary to use, Capital One also has an awesome API you can utilize for your hack this weekend!
Most Open-Minded Attendee
This challenge is for the attendee that attends the most events during the hackathon. Events include workshops, keynotes, career fairs, and fun activities. If it is on the TechTogether schedule, then it counts towards this challenge! The purpose of this challenge is to show our hackers that you don't need to build a project at a hackathon to participate and have fun. Each team member will receive a TechTogether bucket hat.
This prize is for teams with 2 or more first-time hackers. Each team member will receive a TechTogether bucket hat.
The Greatest Showstopper Hack
This prize is for the hack with the best design and UI/UX. Each team member will receive a TechTogether bucket hat.
Out of Box Hack
This prize is for the hack with the most unique idea and design. Each team member will receive a TechTogether water bottle.
The Ultimate Tumble
This prize is for the team who dreamed big and tumbled hard. Each team member will receive a TechTogether water bottle.
The Grand Finale
This prize is for the team with the best-executed project of the event. Each team member will receive a TechTogether water bottle.
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded prize for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
Microsoft Passport Challenge
Are you ready to travel around the Microsoft universe? Complete the following three (3) activities to receive a TechTogether sticker pack and digital certificate! Submit your entry here once you're done with all the activities: https://hackp.ac/microsoft-challenge-submit
Stop 1: Sign up for Azure for Students! Navigate to the link above and sign up for Azure for Students. Students, get Azure for free courtesy of Microsoft Azure. Full-time college students are eligible for a free Azure account with $100 in credits. How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1blgs6KeA_A Sign Up Link: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop1 Take a photo of your dashboard once you've completed this step.
Stop 2: Create a GitHub repository! Navigate to GitHub and create a GitHub Repository. How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/mK6Uo2qxUUM Navigate to GitHub https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop2 Save the link to your repo once you've completed this step.
Stop 3: Deploy a Service to Azure! Using your Azure for Students subscription, deploy any Azure service. It’s incredibly easy to get started, with Quickstart Templates and user guides on Microsoft Docs. You can deploy any code you have from your Github repo directly into Azure as well.
How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/BEYLnr5r1p4 Microsoft Tutorial: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-AzureDocs Navigate to Azure: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop3 Take a photo of your deployment once you've completed this step.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?