WildHacks is Northwestern Unversity's annual 36-hour hackathon.

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WildHacks is Northwestern University's annual 36 hour hackathon.

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Judges

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Marisa Gomez
Coach, MLH

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Michael Marasco
Director, Farley Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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Brad Boven
VP of Engineering, Uptake

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Zack Johnson
VP of Business Development, Visier Inc.

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Rebecca Miller-Webster
Chief Practice Officer and Director of Engineering, DevMynd

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Bridget Hardy
Uptake

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Neal Sales-Griffin
CEO, Starter League

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Mark Bertrand
Senior Product Manager - Growth, Sprout Social, Inc.

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Jake Albaugh
Engineer, Codepen

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Trevor Austin
Director of Engineering, Civis Analytics

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Matt DeNapoli
DevNet Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems

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Mert Iseri
CEO, SwipeSense

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Zeke Linares
Contrary Capital

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Ravi Bakhai
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Leslie Jones Dove
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Daniel Bingyou
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Andy Kaminski
Senior Developer, Ford

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    The hack should be unique and interesting. This can range from a new spin on a known idea to completely outlandish ideas. The hack should be something damn cool you’ve never seen before.
  • Utility
    Doesn't have to be business-ready, but should have the potential to be a useful in everyday life. Should also be intuitive and easy to use
  • Technical Complexity
    The hack should be technically impressive for 36 hour project. They should have code and a functioning prototype. Anything from frameworks, apis, algorithms to interesting languages can add to the technical difficulty of the project.
  • Polish/Design
    Should look or work beautifully. The closer it looks and feels to a professional-grade application, the better.