Hack for the homeless is a way for us students to start making a difference in the world, one hack at a time. We are promoting helping out the homeless by encouraging you to create tools which will help them find jobs, food, shelter, the essentials in life. Santa Clara’s ACM and ACM-W are inviting you to create the next app that will change the lives of the many who live on the streets in the 21st century.
$2,625 in prizes
3rd Place (2)
HTC Best Android Application
1 HTC Phones
Best Windows Phone app:
Nokia Lumia 1020 with a 41 megapixel camera phone for each member
3 Western Digital Passports
3 BlackBerry Q10s
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
You must be a student from either Santa Clara University or San Jose State University. You must be able to attend 100% of the hackathon as well as stay for the awards ceremony.
Participants are asked to create applications which will help either the low class and homeless. We do have an open cateogry where people will be able to create any kind of program. A submission will include details on your hack, a few sentences will do, as well as a website (if you have one).
How to enter
1) Make sure you are signed up at http://acm.engr.scu.edu/hack
2) Create your application
3) Submit your Application to Challenge Post by 5pm
4) Be present after dinner to show off your applications to the judges
Barry M. Pangrle, Ph.D.
Suzette K. Pangrle, Ph.D.
IEEESCV SIGHT, SCV WiE, Promex Industries
onVector Technology, LLC
Chief Executive Officer ofCTA
How hard did you have to work to make this project work?
How nice does it look? How well does it work?
Is this something that people would actually use? If it's tailored towards a specific niche of people, would it actually make a difference in their lives?
Ease of Use
How simple would it be for a homeless person to actually figure out how to use it?