#UnitedByHCL hackathon from March 18 – June 18, 2017

#UnitedByHCL hackathon from March 18 - June 18, 2017

From the wheel to hyperloop, innovations have sparked many revolutions. In the 21st century, only technology can answer the complex challenges faced by the world. At the #UnitedByHCL hackathon hosted at Old Trafford, home to Manchester United Football Club, HCL is inviting modern day innovators such as yourself, to tackle real problems posed by the world’s biggest brands. Mentored by business leaders, you’ll collaborate to build solutions that will propel their organizations to the 21st Century.

How can you start?

The hackathon is conducted in three phases:

  • Online Idea Submission (Phase 1)
  • Online Prototype Submission (Phase 2)
  • Onsite Hackathon at Old Trafford (Phase 3)

1st Phase [Idea submission – online]
Last date: 18th June 2017
Choose a track, write your idea and submit it.

Deliverables from candidate:
Contextual information and how you’re planning to do it and also technology stack

Judging criteria

  • Understanding of a problem
  • Tech-stack used [what tech you are using]
  • Impact & feasibility

2nd Phase [Prototype submission – online]
Last date: 9th July 2017
Submit the functional proof of concept showing features built to solve the problem. Add relevant documents to back their prototype.

Deliverables from candidate:

  1. Screenshots or wireframe
  2. Workflow document and deployment instructions if any
  3. Source Code
  4. If applicable, Demo URL

Judging criteria (measurable metrics)

  • Code/Scalability [quality of code, demor url and documentation]
  • Design/Wireframe/Blueprints [quality of design]
  • Overall Usability

We will choose up to 40 teams to flight to the finals in Old Trafford.

3rd Phase [Onsite hackathon at Old Trafford]
Date: TBD
Get ready to hack your way to glory at the legendary Theatre of Dreams

Deliverables from candidate:

  1. A deck to pitch your solution
  2. Demo to showcase base functionality
  3. Refine your code and enhance it based on live feedback from industry leaders

Judging criteria

  • Completeness
  • Usability
  • Clean-code quality
  • Pitch / presentation to the jury members.
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