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Gregory Palk

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About this event

The second annual Hertz - Florida Gulf Coast University IT Hackathon.

Where: Second Floor Ball Room, Cohen Center, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd, S., Fort Myers, FL, 33965

Must be a High School, College, or University student to participate. Please register with your school email address.

This year we will be having a Programming division as well as an Data Analytics division.

Prizes

Prizes are not published
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Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 10:15 AM - Arrival & Registration

    11:00AM - Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address

    12:00PM - Announcement of the Challenges - Coding Begins

    12:15PM – IBM Blue Mix & Watson 101

    1:00PM – Lunch – Sponsored by Moe’s Southwest Grill

    6:00PM - Dinner – Pizza – Sponsored by IBM

    10:00PM – Flash Trivia Challenge

  • Sunday
  • 2:00 AM – Late Night Snack – Sponsored by IBM

    9:00 AM - Breakfast & Coffee – Sponsored by IBM

    12:00 PM Coding Ends & Submissions Due

    12:00 PM - Lunch – Sponsored by Tijuana Flats

    12:30 PM - Presentations of Submissions & Demos

    3:30 PM – Winners announced

    4:00 PM – Clean up

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Rules

Must be a student at a college or university to participate. Bring your student ID to registration. Hertz employees are not eligible to participate. Fresh Work - All work should star...

  1. Must be a student at a college or university to participate. Bring your student ID to registration. Hertz employees are not eligible to participate.

  2. Fresh Work - All work should start fresh once the challenges have been announced. To keep things fair, you will not be allowed to use previously created work to build on top of.

  3. Detailed Review - Winning teams will be subject to a more detailed review and/or code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.

  4. Ownership and IP - There is no ownership of IP created at this event. Hertz & the participating teams are free to use any ideas as they wish.

  5. Teams of up to 4 humans are allowed. If you do not have a full team, register anyway and we'll do our best to match you up with others who need a team!

  6. Submissions - Projects should be submitted on this website by the submission time.

  7. Presentation of your project - You must give a 5 minute presentation of your idea. Plan on 3 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes from Q&A from the judges. Make sure you practice your presentation!!