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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

 

Schedule

    • 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

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Judges

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Ben Clark

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Mike Festa

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Steve Conine

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Ed Macri

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John Mulliken

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?