43-Hour IoT and Microservices Hack, President's Day Weekend 2017, The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University

Hack@CEWIT is the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)’s inaugural region-wide, interdisciplinary student hackathon focusing on industry-relevant internet of things (IoT) and microservices challenges to advance enterprising, student-powered software solutions in the Center’s 100,000 s.f., next-generation research and education facility at Stony Brook University.

Hack@CEWIT is a 43-hour hack over President’s Day Weekend 2017 featuring an interactive speaker series, hands-on, deep-dive workshops, industry hacker guru programs games, multimedia experiences, and opportunities for recruitment with top industry prizes for the most intuitive, most learning (0-100), most original, and most ambitious IoT hacks.

A Lab to Marketplace Approach: Hack@CEWIT is designed in conjunction with our core industry partners, sponsors, and member entrepreneurs to select scenarios that will have a direct, real-world application to their product portfolios. 

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Eligibility

Open to: Stony Brook University, Long Island, and NYC Colleges and Universities: Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Max 4 per team, 150 total hackers. Stony Brook University students will be given top priority to participate in Hack@CEWIT.

Judges

Eugene Sayan

Eugene Sayan
Founder & CEO, Softheon Inc.

Derek Peterson

Derek Peterson
Founder & CEO, Digital Fly; VP of Software and Business Development, Intelligent Product Solutions (IPS)

Michael Gouzman

Michael Gouzman
CTO, Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (SensorCAT), Stony Brook University

Genevieve Hoffman

Genevieve Hoffman
Creative Researcher, The Office for Creative Research, Brooklyn Research;

Jason Vail

Jason Vail
IoT Solutions Specialist, Cisco Systems Inc.

Yun Zhang

Yun Zhang
Founder & CEO, Mobileware Inc.

Paul Murcott

Paul Murcott
Sr. Principal Product Manager, Accelerator East,, CA Technologies

Ryan Burda

Ryan Burda
Developer, 1010data

Michael Caplan

Michael Caplan
Development Manager, Dental Lab Software Division and the Global Innovation Center, Henry Schein, Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Hack@CEWIT Judging
    Hack@CEWIT will evaluate projects on metrics centered around innovation, originality, creativity, and entrepreneurial ambitiousness, as well as application to real-world product portfolios.
  • Criteria I: Innovation
    Innovation - The most innovative apps are new concepts that solve a problem in a unique way with new features.
  • Criteria II: User Interface / User Experience
    User Interface / User Experience - The best apps are intuitive, visually appealing, and designed for the intended user.
  • Criteria III: Overall Quality
    Overall Quality - The best apps are aligned with system design and software engineering best practices and are well polished.
  • Criteria IV: Technical Complexity
    Technical Complexity - The best apps have a sophisticated design.
  • Criteria V: Quality of Pitch / Project Impact
    Quality of Pitch / Project Impact - The best apps have a clear business potential or broad impact (e.g., social, educational, etc.).