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Sabeen Ali
Nausheen Ali

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About this event

Opportunity Hack is a hackathon created by eBay Inc. employees who share a common goal: To build solutions that demonstrate the power of technology and commerce. Together, we’ll solve problems that nonprofits, small businesses and government organizations encounter every day.


  • Home-1st
  • Opportunity Hack 1st Prize
  • Prize
  • Home-2nd
  • Opportunity Hack 2nd Prize
  • Prize
  • Home-3rd
  • Opportunity Hack "Extreme Pivot"
  • Prize


  • Friday
  • 08:00AM: Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Table Setup
    08:00AM: Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
    09:00AM: Keynote
    09:30AM: Nonprofit idea pitches
    11:20AM: Team Pitches
    12:00PM: Lunch is served
    01:00PM: The Hackathon begins!
    06:00PM: Dinner is served
    11:00PM: Dessert 

  • Saturday
  • 12:00AM: Midnight pizza served upstairs
    08:00AM: Breakfast is served
    12:00PM: Lunch is served / I can’t think straight but this tastes awesome!
    02:00PM: Hackathon Ends
    03:00PM: Video submissions due
    03:30PM: Judging
    04:30PM: Closing Keynote
    05:00PM: Winners are announced / Prizathon!
    05:30PM: Drinkathon / You’ve survived… let’s celebrate!



Law of Size<br...

Law of Size
Minimum team size: 3 Maximum team size: 5

Law of Passion
Work on a project you can believe in

Law of Expertise
At least one developer

Lemma of Languages
COBOL and ADA don't mix

Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. Prior to this time you may work on your design, logo, wireframes, idea validation, digital mockups, you name it. But no coding can be done beforehand. This allows you to spend your time at Hasbro-a-thon doing what you love best — HACKING!

Code Review
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event. This will be to ensure everything was built at the hackathon.

It’s okay to Hack!
Feel free to use any tools, tricks, gems, shortcuts, or workarounds you’ve discovered over the years to help you build quicker. Use any frameworks, hosting service, etc. you please.

Ownership and IP
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.

Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg.

Each hack will have a unique page and each team must list their project on by 1:00pm on Sunday.

Have fun
It’s a hackathon! Use whatever languages or hacks you have in your arsenal. Show us hardware. Show us new concepts. Show us anything you’d like.


Judging will be based on the following criteria, based on a total of 50 points:

(i) Teamwork: Ability to work in a team – 5 points;

(ii) Presentation/Demo: Creating a world-class project, or world-changing one, requires the ability to get others on board – 10 points;

(iii) Innovation/Ability to Pivot: Displaying innovation or the ability to pivot when necessary – 10 points;

(iv) Accessible by the Target User Base: When creating an app to help a population, it’s crucial that the target user base actually has access to the technology in question – 10 points;

(v) Implementable: Show how this project would fare from this weekend to a market release – 10 points;

(vi) Open Source Software: Does your project leverage open source software or libraries? – 5 points.

The top-scoring Entry will be declared a potential First Place winner.