The World's Premier College Hackathon

PennApps X (Fall 2014) can be found at pennappsx.challengepost.com

Welcome to PennApps, the world's top college hackathon! We hope you're as excited as we are for an awesome weekend! After the Friday night kickoff, all teams are allowed to begin working on their apps. Once your app is complete, we ask that you produce a video demo of your app and post it on Youtube or Vimeo. You can then submit your app and accompanying video using the above Submissions tab (which will appear after you hit the Register button). All submissions must be in by 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

View full rules

Eligibility

- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members (all members must be physically present at PennApps)

Requirements

- Platforms (iOS, Android, Web / Mobile Web, Mac, Windows, hardware hacks)

- Must include both submission and video demo

- Must select which sponsorship prizes you are going for

Judges

Dave McClure

Dave McClure
Founding Partner - 500 Startups

David Brussin

David Brussin
Founder & CEO - Monetate

Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes
Lead Reporter - Technically Philly

Elliot Menschik

Elliot Menschik
Adjunct Associate Professor - UPenn

Bob Moore

Bob Moore
RJMetrics

James Smits

James Smits
Founder - TigerLabs

Bob Moul

Bob Moul
CEO - Artisan Mobile

Bert Navarrete

Bert Navarrete
Founder - TigerLabs

Satwik Seshasal

Satwik Seshasal
CTO - NextDocs

David Friedman

David Friedman
CTO - RealFoodWorks

Mike Maher

Mike Maher
Founder - Benjamins Desk

Jeffrey Babin

Jeffrey Babin
Engineering Entrepreneurship Professor - UPenn

Jim Young

Jim Young
Founder - Perpetual Networks

Stephanie Weirich

Stephanie Weirich
Associate Professor - UPenn

Nick Shiftan

Nick Shiftan
CTO - Curalate

Rob Dimarco

Rob Dimarco
CTO - eLocal USA

Ganesh Ramanarayanan

Ganesh Ramanarayanan
Engineer - Pure Storage

Jeff Fluhr

Jeff Fluhr
CEO and Co-Founder of Spreecast

Lindsay Lindstrom

Lindsay Lindstrom
Developer Evangelist for Microsoft

Aaron Roth

Aaron Roth

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

How to enter

- Make your app (any platform is accepted)

- Produce your video demo and post it on Youtube or Vimeo

- Submit your app and video

- Attend the product fair

- Wait for judgement announcements and final demos