WayfairHacks is our Summer hackathon. This year, we're opening it up to non-engineers as well. There are two tracks you can follow for your hack:
- Demo Track
The Demo track is a standard hackathon. Build a product and demo it in front of the judges.
- Project Pitch Track
The Project Pitch is a new track where you build a business case for a large-scale project. The best hacks in the Project Pitch path will be supported by data and have clear value and a path to success.
Want to participate?
Sign up here- this also helps us get a headcount for ordering food :)
And feel free to check out some cool ideas here (sign in with wayfair email to view).
For project submission (to be considered for prizes)- projects must be registered on devpost!
Submission details will be provided later.
Join the conversation on slack- #wayfairhacks18
- Friday, July 20th
- 1:00PM-4PM - Tech talks (ie - go learn something new that you might want to hack)
- 4:00PM - Kickoff / Team Selection
- 5:00PM - Hackathon begins
- 6:30PM - Dinner
- Saturday, July 21st
- 9:00AM - Breakfast
- 12:30PM - Lunch
- 5:30PM - Dinner
- Sunday, July 22nd
- 5:00PM - Submissions due.
- 7:00PM - Preliminary Judging Schedule sent
- Monday, July 23rd
- 8:00AM - Preliminary project demos
- 11:00AM - Finalist notified
- 2:00PM-3:30PM Finalist Demos, Judging, and Awards.
- 4:00PM-6:00PM - Showcase of all Hackathon projects and happy hour
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?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?