Join HopHacks for 36 hours of coding, hardware hacking, free food and swag!

HopHacks is a student-run, 36 hour Hackathon. This event brings engineers, designers and entreprenuers together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes and create amazing applications. It allows skilled students to showcase their hard work and knowledge. The great applications students build in the 36 hours are supposed to be a starting point for world changing ideas.

Inidividuals and teams of up to 4 people can work on whatever they like for the 36 hours and then present there project on Sunday morning. All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.

See more at https://www.hophacks.com

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Prizes

$1,892 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges. In addition MLH is giving dell venue 10 tablets to each team member.

2nd Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges

3rd Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges

Best Use of AWS

Sponsored by Major League Hacking. Win 1tb dell hard drives.

Best Domain Name

Sponsored by Major League Hacking. Win a domain.com swag bag. *Must be registered through domain.com*

MedImmune: Develop a meta-data tagger program

Often the biomedical data from pre-clinical and clinical studies of different designs and indications accumulated within and across organizations lack consistent use of terminology and format. This makes it difficult to aggregate, analyze, and compare the data from different studies. Informatics analysts often spend a lot of time cleaning-up and normalizing the data before the sets can be consumed. It would be nice to have an intelligent way (system) to tag these data sets with accurate, standard ontology terms for common analytes (assay, lab test, procedure, genotype, etc.). It would be nice to see if a your team could develop a meta-data tagger for this purpose, and/or develop a simple, user-friendly visualization tool to navigate these complicated biomedical data sets.

Datasets

· Autoimmune disease:

Create account and login to access public data available at https://www.itntrialshare.org/
Example: Lupus study Diamond-Wofsy ITN002AI; ANCA-Associated Vasculitis study RAVE ITN021AI
· Cancer genomics:

Public TAGA data available at Broad GDAC http://gdac.broadinstitute.org/

MedImmune: Develop a simple, user-friendly visualization tool for navigating biomedical data sets

Often the biomedical data from pre-clinical and clinical studies of different designs and indications accumulated within and across organizations lack consistent use of terminology and format. This makes it difficult to aggregate, analyze, and compare the data from different studies. Informatics analysts often spend a lot of time cleaning-up and normalizing the data before the sets can be consumed. It would be nice to have an intelligent way (system) to tag these data sets with accurate, standard ontology terms for common analytes (assay, lab test, procedure, genotype, etc.). It would be nice to see if a your team could develop a meta-data tagger for this purpose, and/or develop a simple, user-friendly visualization tool to navigate these complicated biomedical data sets.

Datasets

· Autoimmune disease:

Create account and login to access public data available at https://www.itntrialshare.org/
Example: Lupus study Diamond-Wofsy ITN002AI; ANCA-Associated Vasculitis study RAVE ITN021AI
· Cancer genomics:

Public TAGA data available at Broad GDAC http://gdac.broadinstitute.org/

Bloomberg: Easy to Use Hack that Helps a Broad Audience of People (Philanthropy, Health, Financing)

Prize: Sphero App-Enabled BB-8 Droids

Google: Best Use of Google API

Prize: Google Duffel Bags with Google swag

Bookholders: Best App/Program Using Internet Sourced Data

Prize: 1/2 BTC (bitcoin) per team.
Can use any internet sourced data, like APIs, Web crawling, RSS, etc..
Get started with our ClassData API or Video Feeds at http://bookholders.org/hophacks/

Bookholders: Coolest Use of Hardware

Prize: Free RPi or Spark Photon for each team member.
We’ll have RPi’s, Teensy, Spark Photon (Arduino) devices available at our table to use.

IT@JH: Be a Campus Hero (2)

Prize: Chromebook and Drone. Develop an innovative solution that improves the student experience at Hopkins using our public Student Information System Course Search API and/or our facultyforce API.
Visit us in Hackerman 309.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome. 

You must register online and receive email confirmation before attending. Please be prepared to show your University ID upon check-in.

Requirements

At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on ChallengePost. Your project will then be judged during your science fair style presentation during the presentation time.

Judges

Michael Dinitz

Michael Dinitz
JHU CS Dept

Anton Dahbura

Anton Dahbura
JHUISI Director

Daniel Roche

Daniel Roche
JH TV Mentor in Residence

Gorkem Sevinc

Gorkem Sevinc
JHMI TIC, PhD alum

Kasim Ahmad

Kasim Ahmad
Venture Coordinator and Student Projects, FastFoward, JH TV

Joanne Selinski

Joanne Selinski
JHU CS

Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose
Accenture

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judge will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!