Register for DeisHacks, February 3-5, 2023!
Deishacks is Brandeis University's Not-for-profit Hackathon! It's a 48 hour hackathon from Feb. 3-5-- and there's no technical experience necessary. What makes Deishacks special is what the teams of students competing work on: developing real world solutions to real-world problems. Deishacks teams up with 14 local non-profits (in Waltham and surrounding towns), placing students as non-voting board fellows on their boards (as part of Professor Miller's BUS297 class). Those board fellows will identify a pain point within their non-profit and present it to everyone present at the start of the event-- this is when every student at Deishacks decides which non-profit they want to work with and forms a team around it. (If students come to Deishacks with a team already in mind, that's great too). Using the prompt that the board fellows provide for their given non-profit, students will need to work with their teammates and their non-profit to identify the problem, ideate solutions, identify the best one and iterate on it, and ultimately, present a MVP (minimum viable product) to the judges at the end of the competition. Deishacks is open to any student enrolled in a higher education institution-- undergrad or grad-- and breakfast, lunch, and dinner is provided on both days.
Additionally, Deishacks will have members of industry present acting as mentors and judges, and there will be speakers throughout the event-- the keynote last year was the head of accessibility at Yahoo!
Absolutely no technical experience is required: there are 2 judging categories, technical and non-technical, each with a first place prize valued at $500. Deishacks is the perfect place to meet some new people, network to get a job, improve a resume, and apply your education to the real world.
Deishacks is Feb. 3-5, at Brandeis University (Farber library). Sign up at deishacks.com!