The following criteria will be used to score all hackathon entries. This structured approach ensures all entries are viewed as equal and promotes multiple award opportunities. Mentors should coach participants to maximize scoring where possible.
Please define an issue within the Hudson Valley related to economic impacts that some form of solution can solve by the creation of new jobs, retention of workers or solving for quality of life thanks to some form of educational technology.
Tip: Use example data points, article or other citation source to further add validation to your issue statement.
Please highlight a specific problem related to the underlying issue. This can be something small such as a damaged walkway in your neighborhood or something more complex like finding a quality and affordable healthcare for the elderly.
The problem needs to be clearly defined to maximize scoring in this category
Your entry will be evaluated in five ways.
Your entry will be evaluated in four ways.
Awards for highest overall score, runner up plus top entry scores for Issue, Problem, Solution and Value will be presented. Recognition awards for all judges and mentors will also be provided.