Return of the annual HackNotts hackathon at the University of Nottingham

HackNotts is a 24 hour Hackathon taking place on the 28th and 29th of November 2015 in Nottingham. Students will team up to learn about tech and create cool stuff.

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Prizes

HackNotts Prize

The HackNotts prize is the main prize and chosen out of the Top 10 teams. Each member of the winning team will receive a Kindle.

MLH Prize

The second prize is an Arduino Starter Kits for each Team Member sponsored by Major League Hacking

Digital Economy Network Prize

The third prize is one book for every team member (Chosen by hackers for Hackers ; so trust us, they are awesome) sponsored by the Digital Economy Catapult.

Information Services Prize (2)

This prize is for the hackiest hack as choosen by the UoN IS team. Classic Chromecast or Chromecast Audio for each member of the winning team sponsored by the UoN Information Services team.

Best use of the Capital One API (2)

Capital One’s Hackathon API gives you access to a multitude of real public-facing data - such as ATM and bank branch locations - along with fake customer account data. This is all structured in a way that’s similar to how we actually run things here at Capital One. Use HTTP requests to access ATM and bank branch data, set up peer-to-peer transactions, simulate a weekly paycheck, or even schedule bills for customers.

Most awesome hack as chosen by Bloomberg

Pebble smartwatches for each member of the winning team sponsored by Bloomberg

Best use of BTPP API (2)

Build an innovative use of payment technology into your hack with Braintree, PayPal, or Venmo APIs / SDKs for our top prize. Raspberry Pi 2B's for each member of the winning team sponsored by Braintree, A PayPal company.

JustGiving Prize

Best use of the JustGiving API.

Best use of AWS

Build the best hack using any AWS service. Need servers, storage, hosting, or databases? AWS has all that and more. Remember to claim your $100 free credit by following the link on your coupon card. The team that makes the best use of Amazon Web Services during the event will receive a Bolse speaker for each team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Team size is limited to 4 student hackers. Hackers have to submit by noon on Sunday the 29th of November. 

How to enter

Entries have now closed.

Judges

Tim Fogarty

Tim Fogarty
Global Commissioner

Christian Wagner

Christian Wagner
University of Nottingham

David Brailsford

David Brailsford
School of Computer Science

Sunil Pardasani

Sunil Pardasani
BCS Wiltshire

Joe Nash

Joe Nash
Braintree, A PayPal Company

Chris Roddis-Ferrari

Chris Roddis-Ferrari
Capital One

Nicholas McBlain

Nicholas McBlain
Capital One

Joe Nash

Joe Nash
Braintree

`Shaun Hare

`Shaun Hare
Nottingham University Information Services

Manuel Vivo

Manuel Vivo
Capital One

Tim Fogarty

Tim Fogarty
MLH

Nishad Manerikar

Nishad Manerikar
Bloomberg

Henry Kleynhans

Henry Kleynhans
Bloomberg

Beth Copping

Beth Copping
Bloomberg

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia
Capital One

Pawel.Sawicz

Pawel.Sawicz
JustGiving

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Does your hack look good? Good design can stem from many factors: appealing looks, ease-of-use or creativity. Good design must also fit the nature of the hack, because what design works well for a game might not for a utility app.
  • Technical challenge
    How difficult was it to implement the tech you worked with into a working demo? Don't forget members of the nomination committee will actually have a hands-on experience with your hack.
  • Originality
    How original, smart, unexpected or out-of-the-box is your idea?
  • Presentation
    How did hackers present their hack during the science fair?