Theme of the Hackathon: you can work on anything - app, academic project, solution for a problem that students have, etc. If you have an idea that needs to be made real - this is the best place to do it.
If you do not have a project idea before the Hackathon - no problem, there will be plenty of ideas pitched at the start and you can choose which one you join!
When?Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM (EET)
WHERE?Hackathon is hosted by Estonian Information Technology College and will take place in IT College building (Raja 4C, Tallinn).
THEME, TEAMS & AWARDSTheme of the Hackathon: you can work on anything - app, academic project, solution for a problem that students have, etc. If you have an idea that needs to be made real - this is the best place to do it. If you do not have a project idea before the hackathon - no problem, there will be plenty of ideas pitched at the start and you can choose which one you join. Remember, Hackathon is also about socializing and teamwork, each project must have a team of 2 to 5 people.
Skype award - all communications related projects will compete for Skype challenge prize.
Microsoft award - all projects that use Microsoft services or are built on its platform will compete for Microsoft challenge prize.
StudyITin.ee award - all projects related to academic life will compete for StudyITin.ee prize.
OUTCOMEAt the end of Hackathon you will have 3 minutes to present what you have done, there are two ways to do that:
- demonstrate prototype or a working solution and explain in detail what it does and how it works;
- present an idea (if it takes more than 48 hours to make it real) with some prototyping work done - video presentation preferred.
- Visit to Skype office - all participants are welcome to visit Skype office on Friday, before the event starts and hear from Skypers about working in Microsoft.
- Mentors from Skype - more than 10 Skypers will join the Hackathon as mentors and help teams make their wild projects a reality.
- Pitch training - all teams will get pitch training and feedback from pitching experts before the final presentation.
- Cool swag from Skype and StudyITin.ee :-)
Friday, March 11th
14:00-17:00 Visit to Skype Office
17:00-18:00 Gathering at IT College, participant registration
18:00-21:00 Hackathon launch, project pitching, team formation
21:00 Hacking starts!
Saturday, March 12th
Hacking throughout the day, mentors available
10:00 Checkpoint #1
19:00 Checkpoint #2
Sunday, March 13th
Hacking throughout the day
10:00 Checkpoint #3
11:00 Pitch drill
17:00-20:00 Demo event, judging, award ceremony, celebration
Important!Deadline for submitting your participation request is February 21st 2016.
Registration and additional information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skype-university-hackathon-2016-tickets-21078292741
Please e-mail us with any questions you might have - SkypeUniHack@microsoft.com
Can't wait to see you there!
P.S. Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter. All approved participants can pre-pitch their ideas and connect with others on our participants-only Facebook group. Use hashtag #skypeunihack to follow news about the event and when sharing the event.