Welcome to TechTogether Miami's 2023 Hackathon! We are excited to welcome you in person from May 5 - 6th, 2023. At TechTogether Miami, our mission is to empower all people of marginalized genders by providing opportunities to gain valuable skills and explore tech in an inclusive, inspiring, and engaging environment.
The event will take place in the BIT Center at Miami Dade College. To partake in this event, you must register here. Please refer to our Gender Inclusivity Policy before registering to make sure you are eligible.
Join us for two full days of skill-building and professional development workshops, networking with recruiters, and of course - fun activities like face masks. Each attendee has the option to work with a team to build a project like a website or mobile application with the support of our mentors. Whether it's your first hackathon or your 100th, everyone has something to learn and contribute at this event!
Please register to join us for this cyberpunk-inspired hackathon!
You will have 2 minutes to present your project to each batch of judges, and an additional 2-3 minutes to answer any follow-up questions. Judging will be science fair style. We recommend doing a live demo of your project for your presentation. If your project is not functional, we recommend creating a short PowerPoint describing your project for the judges.
Microsoft Passport Challenge
Are you ready to travel around the Microsoft universe? Complete the following three (3) activities to receive a TechTogether sticker pack and digital certificate! Submit your entry here once you're done with all the activities: https://hackp.ac/microsoft-challenge-submit
Stop 1: Sign up for Azure for Students! Navigate to the link above and sign up for Azure for Students. Students, get Azure for free courtesy of Microsoft Azure. Full-time college students are eligible for a free Azure account with $100 in credits.
How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1blgs6KeA_A
Sign Up Link: https://hackp.ac/techtogether-miami-msft-step1
Take a photo of your dashboard once you've completed this step.
Stop 2: Create a GitHub repository! Navigate to GitHub and create a GitHub Repository. How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/mK6Uo2qxUUM Navigate to GitHub https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop2 Save the link to your repo once you've completed this step.
Stop 3: Deploy a Service to Azure! Using your Azure for Students subscription, deploy any Azure service. It’s incredibly easy to get started, with Quickstart Templates and user guides on Microsoft Docs. You can deploy any code you have from your Github repo directly into Azure as well.
How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/BEYLnr5r1p4
Microsoft Tutorial: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-AzureDocs Navigate to Azure: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop3 Take a photo of your deployment once you've completed this step.
Coding The Future | Best Futuristic Hack
This challenge is looking for innovative ideas that can push the boundaries of what we currently consider the standard in the world of technology.
The task is to create a project that imagines a future where technology has evolved in exciting and unexpected ways. The project should incorporate elements of the cyberpunk aesthetic, including: high-tech, themes from dystopian societies, and emerging technology.
The winning team will receive mechanical keyboards and TechTogether exclusive water bottles!!
Pixel by Pixel | Best Design Hack
This design challenge invites you to develop a hack with innovative and visually appealing user interfaces (UI) and user experiences (UX). Get creative with visuals, accessibility, and aesthetic!
The winning team will receive drawing tablets!!
Perfect Attendance | Most Open-Minded Attendee
This challenge is for the attendee that attends the most events during the hackathon. Events include workshops, keynotes, career fairs, and fun activities. If it is on the TechTogether schedule, then it counts towards this challenge!
Winners will receive a portable speaker!
HelloWorld | Best Beginner Hack
This best first time hacker challenge is made to welcome new hackers (and those who work with beginners)! You are eligible for this category if more than half of your team are 1st time hackers.
The winning team will receive smart reusable notebooks by Rocketbook and TechTogether exclusive bucket hats!!
Least Dystopian Future | Best Sustainability Hack
This sustainability challenge invites you to develop a hack that provides an innovative and practical solution that promotes sustainable development and consciousness of the environment.
The winning team will receive solar powered portable chargers and TechTogether exclusive insulated water bottles!!
Do Hackers Dream of Electric Sheep? | Dreaming Big Hack
The goal of this hackathon is to encourage experimentation and risk-taking in a supportive environment. We want to celebrate those who are willing to take bold chances and try new things, even if they don't always succeed.
This prize is for the team who dreamed big but didn’t reach their final goal. This challenge is for the team that had the coolest idea for a project, but either couldn’t complete it in time or had multiple errors.
The winning team will receive heated mugs!!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded prize for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
Most Creative Use of GitHub
GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle
GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
Best Use of Microsoft Cloud for Your Community
Bring your idea to life using the Microsoft Cloud - automatically build and deploy a full stack web app from a code repository, create and train a Machine Learning model, develop business applications with little to no code using Power Platform, and more! View our recommended popular solutions in the Education Hub at https://aka.ms/startedu. Build your hackathon project with the Microsoft Cloud that tackles a social impact issue of your choice, and have a chance to win a LinkedIn Premium 12-Month subscription and an XBox Ultimate 3-Month Game Pass.
Best Financial Hack with Capital One
Capital One would like to challenge everyone this weekend to create the best financial hack. Each member of the winning team will be awarded $250 Amazon gift cards.
While it’s not necessary to use, Capital One also has an awesome API you can utilize for your hack this weekend!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?