Judges

Li Fan

Li Fan
CTO & Head of Engineering, Lime

Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman
Co-Host Mythbusters

Geoff Ralston

Geoff Ralston
Partner, Y Combinator

Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke
Lecturer, Stanford HCI

Otavio Good

Otavio Good
Creator, Word Lens (Acq'd Google)

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want hackers to create a project that makes you say “wow” and tell all your friends about it. We're looking for projects that think so far outside the box that you begin to wonder why there was a box at all in the first place.
  • Technical Complexity
    In only 36 hours, hackers manage to build projects with remarkably complex infrastructures built on excitingly advanced frameworks. We hope to see projects that are really running some beautiful code or hardware under the hood.
  • Social Impact
    We're looking for hacks that seem crazy, the moonshots that seem out of this world, and the blueprints for change that will impact future generations in humanity's most pressing areas of concern in the coming years.