About Charlotte Hack

In the City of Charlotte where banking, healthcare, energy, and retails meet, a hackathon provides an excellent venue to bring hackers, designers, developers, leaders, and sponsors together. We aim to bring together innovative students to solve problems and find a fresh perspective to improve the current state of the technology. We hope everyone should be able to participate, to combine the skill sets of thinkers, developers, and entrepreneurs among our student community to create many more ideas by working together in a short bust of time. To help facilitate the learning experience, we've compiled a number of resources to help during the weekend. There will be a number of tutorials on tools to get you started.

Organizers

Rich Nguyen
Rich Nguyen
Founder and Organizer
UNC Charlotte
Jinyue Xia
Jinyue Xia
Co-organizer
UNC Charlotte
Diversity
Elizabeth Thompson
Web Master
UNC Charlotte
Diversity
Serge Neri
Photographer
UNC Charlotte

Special thanks to the Dean's Ambassadors and many CCI student volunteers who make this event successful.

Advisory Board

Rich Nguyen
Sarah Caldwell
College Recruiter
Premier Healthcare
Jinyue Xia
Maryalicia Johnson
Executive Director of External Relations
UNC Charlotte
Diversity
Jim Currie
Associate Director of Portal Building
UNC Charlotte

2016 Winners

Now Care Big Data, Big Decisions: Nick Breaton, Jeremy Bohannon, Parker Garrison
Now Care Major Ready: Joe Hinkle, Stephen Karpathakis, Gabriel Jason, Jacob Krevat
Now Care CodeWorks: Rachel Chesley, Ikran Hassan
Now Care NowCare: Ben Bowden, Jaimish Patel, Revanth Challuru, David John

Categories

Code

CODE

You may code up a solution to the problem statement. Your code may serve as proof-of-concept only, and does not need to be optimized. Your team will be judged on understanding the problem statement, demonstration of working code, and plan to followup.

CREATE

You may solve the problem without having to submit your code. Your solution will be presented and judged in terms of connection to the problem statement, organization, innovative, and implementation feasibility.

Create

Itinerary

Friday
Time Details
5:00PM Check In Opens
5:30PM Reception: Networking and Team Formation
6:00PM Keynote: Charlie Sinnett, Senior Director of Software Engineering at Premier, Inc
6:30PM Rules: Problem Statement, Submission, and Metrics
7:00PM Let the Hacking Begin!
8:00PM Pizza Party
11:45PM Midnight Game Tournament, and Hackathon T-shirt Distribution
Saturday
Time Details
8:00AM Breakfast with coffee
10:00AM Checkpoint: Team Leader Meeting (Teams are finalized)
12:00PM Lunch Boxes
2:00PM Hacking Stops. Science Fair Judging Begins
3:30PM Pitch and Vote for Hacker's Choice Awards
4:00PM Top Presentations
4:30PM Awards Ceremony and Prizes
4:45PM Conclusion

Tracks

Health Care

Health Care

Using a data set you will solve a particular problem related to the healthcare industry.

Diversity

Diversity

Using a data set you will solve a particular problem related to diversity.

Perks

Free Shirt

Free T-Shirt

Each member of your team will receive a customizable t-shirt when you arrive to the event.

Retail

Free Food/Drink

Food and Drinks will be provided throughout the entire event.

Cash Prizes

Track Winners

Health Care
Code Category: $500
Create Category: $100
Diversity
Code Category: $500
Create Category: $100

Awards

Hacker's Choice

Best Design: $100
Best Application: $100

Register

We're striving to continue building a community of diverse and amazing hackers at Charlotte Hack. We are trying to bring those who most want to really build something awesome and learn something new. Aiming to introduce beginners to a great coding experience, we are welcome both non-CS and CS students.

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Sponsor

Working with CharlotteHack as a sponsor provides companies a unique opportunity to reach some of the states's most talented college students. There are a number of levels at which sponsors can get involved, the details of which can be found in our Sponsorship Guidelines.

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Premier inc.
UNCC CCI
CCI Dean's Ambassadors
UNCC CCI

hack·a·thon

In the context of a hackathon, the word "hack" is used to describe how multiple technologies can be used together in a new and innovative way. Teams of up to four people spend the weekend working on innovative software and hardware solutions to real-world problems. These projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more. However, many times the most important aspect of a hackathon is the community it generates and skills that inexperienced hackers walk away with.