BroncoHack is a 24 hour hackathon where teams of students use their computer programming and business skills to create a program or application centered around a social issue.

BroncoHack, the OMIS Student Network's third annual hackathon, is a competition where teams of students use their computer programming and business knowledge to create a program or application in 24 hours. At the end of the competition, teams will present their solutions to a panel of judges in hopes of winning a variety of prizes.

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Prizes

$5,000 in prizes

1st Place Prize

$1500 prize for the winning team.

2nd Place Prize

$1000 prize for the team winning second place.

3rd Place Prize

$500 for the team winning third place.

Make School Prize

$2000 Scholarship for Make School. Each member of the winning team will receive a $2000 scholarship to attend Make School's 8 week bootcamp this summer.

https://www.makeschool.com/summer-academy

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

BroncoHack offers competitors the chance to not only build a project that is innovative in the arenas of business and technology, but one that addresses our theme of social justice. We want our participants to look at the broader impact of their work. The OMIS Student Network doesn't support the idea that technology has reached the zenith of its use when someone is willing to pay the creator for it. We want our participants to examine the social injustices that are present in our world and to try their hand at reversing them through the power of applied technology.

How to enter

 Registration is closed at this time. 

 

Judges

Ray Martin

Ray Martin
CEO & Founder / ALT

Abhay Tewari

Abhay Tewari
CEO and Founder / Sumbon

Jens Weitzel

Jens Weitzel
Founding Partner / Yabusame Partners

Randy Zechman

Randy Zechman
CEO / Clean Solar

Judging Criteria

  • Business - Feasability
    Is the idea practical? Does it have a real world application? Would people use the app?
  • Business - Business Model
    Did the group present a viable business model? Will they be able to make money with the model?
  • Business - Market Research
    Did the group present convincing market research that supports the real world need for their application?
  • Technology - Innovation
    Is the application innovative/creative/unique?
  • Technology - Functionality
    Does the app execute successfully? Does it fulfill the requirements outlined in the presentation?
  • Technology - Technical Difficulty
    How complex is the app technically? Does it overcome any interesting technical challenges?
  • Technology - User Experience
    Is the app easy to use? Is it visually pleasing?
  • Social Justice - Addressing a Real World Problem
    Does the application/ business plan address a social justice issue?
  • Social Justice - Potential Impact
    How much impact can the application have? Will it make a meaningful impact on the social problem that it is supposed to address?