SASEhack is a hackathon that invites students with design, engineering, and entrepreneur interests to collaborate on creating innovative solutions for real-world challenges.

Are you innovative and creative? Join SASE’s problem-solving workshop, also known as SASEhack.

UPDATE: Please fill out this form.

If you haven't already, please fill out this form to answer some important pre-event questions for us and to agree to the terms and conditions set forth by our sponsor and SASE. This is the same form as linked in the email you received if you were properly registered for SASEhack before Oct 10. If we haven't received your submission before you arrive, you will be asked to fill it out on-site before you participate.

WHEN:

  • Friday 9PM to Saturday 6PM (~21 hrs), Oct. 13-14

WHERE:

WHY:

  • Create something exciting and showcase your talent
  • Experience teamwork dynamic (a viable skillset that every employer seeks)
  • Attend a free STEM career fair with 70+ top tech companies

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Register on this Devpost like any other hackathon
  2. Register for SASEhack through SASENC17 registration (choose the FREE "Collegiate Career Fair Plus SASEhack" option OR choose the "Collegiate Full Conference Plus SASEhack" option if you would like to attend conference sessions in addition to SASEhack)
  3. If you have a team, be sure all of your teammates have registered on this Devpost (if you don't have a team, you can search for one on here or at the event)

WHAT’S THE STRUCTURE OF THE EVENT:

Friday, Oct 13

  • 8pm - 9pm: Registration for SASEhack
  • 9pm - 9:30pm: Welcome and speakers from Booz Allen Hamilton and the U.S. Army
  • 9:30pm - 10pm: Group picture and team selection (for those not already in a team)
  • 10pm: Hacking begins!

Saturday, Oct 14

  • 12am: Midnight snack
  • 3:30am: Early morning snack
  • 8am: Breakfast (closes at 10am)
  • 10am - 4pmSTEM Career Fair -- attend at your leisure!
  • 12pm: Lunch (closes at 1pm)
  • 3pm: Afternoon snack
  • 4pm: Hacking ends!
  • 4pm - 4:45pm: Live expo of projects
  • 5pm - 5:40pm: Final judging
  • 5:40pm - 6pm: Closing remarks and winners announced

THE CHALLENGE TOPIC:

Join us to envision how technology innovations can help revolutionize human health and performance. Consider two opportunities:

  1. Data Science: Use open data and your data science skills to generate insights for public health initiatives and leadership engagement to help the U.S. Army improve health and increase resilience.
  2. Immersive: Develop immersive tech (i.e. virtual and augmented reality) solutions to maintain, restore and improve physical and cognitive performance. Make enhancements to existing application or build your own.

Hackathon solutions can include software/hardware prototypes in addition to creative ways to enhance your solution, including market research on the tracks and novel ways to promote your ideas.

TECHNOLOGY:

Participants will have:

  • Data Science Track: Access to publicly available data sets and basic starter resources
  • Immersive Track: Access to AR/VR hardware to test solutions with basic starter code (e.g. build enhancements to existing prototypes)

In addition, there will be 3-4 mentors with expertise in data science, immersive tech and health available at the hackathon.

Click here for resources

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Technical Rigor (30%)
  • The team utilizes their technical and scientific skillset to develop a product or solution.
  • The analytic techniques used are applied correctly.
  • The team exhibits a strong understanding of the technology and data available.
Innovative (30%)
  • The idea is unique or a creative take on an existing solution.
  • The solution is ambitious in addressing the challenges outlined.
  • The solution addressed the theme provided and made use of, or expanded upon, provided resources.
  • The product gives a meaningful solution to the given challenge.
Feasibility and Impact of Solution (30%)
  • There are limited errors/bugs (if team developed a prototype).
  • The user-facing interface is intuitive.
  • The concept is well thought-out.
  • The solution has reaches beyond SASEhack, i.e., a product was (or could be) developed that would be of interest to potential customers.
Quality of Pitch (10%)
  • The team prepared a thoughtful presentation of their solution.
  • The team is able to explain their work and how they came to conclusions about the data or their solution.
  • The team clearly stated all limitations and assumptions.

TRANSPORTATION:

SASEhack participants are free to attend the STEM Career Fair, which will be in the same building. For those participants who have registered to attend conference sessions as well, the main conference will also take place in the same building.

FOOD:

Food and drinks will be provided FREE for the duration of the event.  You are welcome to bring in food from the outside, but please clean up after yourself.

Take a look at last year's SASEhack to see previous submissions and winners!

LEAD SPONSOR: Booz Allen Hamilton

Additional Sponsor: U.S. Army

SPEAKERS:

Young Bang (Booz Allen Hamilton)

MAJ Jillian Peralta (U.S. Army)

MENTORS (BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON):

Daewoo Chong

Tyler Fitchett

Julia Hu

Richard Latham

Madeline Mesard

View full rules

Eligibility

1) Participants must be college students -- undergrad or grad.

2) All teammates must have pre-registered for SASEhack through SASENC2017 registration as well as on this Devpost.

3) Teams must be at least 3 members and at most 5 members.

4) Hacks must have started at SASEhack. Any prior work may not be used at SASEhack, but prior ideas are welcome!

Requirements

Hacks can be:

1) Software

2) Hardware

3) Whatever your wonderful mind comes up with!

As long as it's inline with the theme of the event.

How to enter

1) Enter the name of your hack.

2) Add ALL your team members to your Devpost submission.

3) Tell us about your hack! Be sure to include any relevant images and/or video in your description.

3) Include a link to your hack (if applicable).

4) Submit before the deadline! No later than 4PM Saturday, Oct 14.

Judges

Major Jill Peralta

Major Jill Peralta
U.S. Army

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Sonya Rahmani
Booz Allen Hamilton

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Ernest Sohn
Booz Allen Hamilton

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Dr. Xiwei Wang
Northeastern Illinois University - Department of Computer Science

Judging Criteria

  • (Descriptions above)
  • Technical Rigor (30%)
  • Innovative (30%)
  • Feasibility and Impact of Solution (30%)
  • Quality of Pitch (10%)