Best of Show

The judges will award their favorite projects these prizes. Each member of the team will win:

First Place

Hue Starter Kit
Echo Dot
$150

Second Place

Hue Starter Kit
Hue Strips

Third Place

Arduino Start Kit
Amazon Fire Stick



Best YCP Hack

The Best YCP Hack prizes are awarded to the best projects that improve York College



First Place

$500 split amongst the team

Second Place

$250 split amongst the team

Third Place

$100 split amongst the team




Best Gaming Hack

This prize is awarded to the best game or game themed hack

First Place

Chroma Keyboard for each member of the team




Best Hardware Hack

This prize is awarded to the best hack involving hardware

First Place

Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone for each member of the team




Best Beginner Hack

This prize is awarded to the best made my a first time hackathoner

First Place

Arduino Starter kit for each member of the team




BD Challenge

Microbiology Learning Tool:

There is an ongoing need in the field for a good training tool that can help students, microbiologists, and/or application specialists learn about different bacterial types and characterize bacterial growth on plates. We would like to create an application that is suited for this purpose.

Loose requirements for the application are as follows:
1. ‘Intuitive’ user interface
2. An ‘interesting’ name for the application
3. Tool to allow people to learn about bacterial strains (e.g. shape, gram strain reaction, size, chaining / stacking, history, population affected, best media type for growth, etc..)
4. Tool to allow people to visually see what each bacterial growth looks like on multiple different media types



First Place

Tour of main facility and opportunity to pitch project to BD executives




The Schneider Prize for Technology Innovation

Background
The Schneider Prize for Technology Innovation was funded in 2017 to honor the accomplishments of the Schneider family of York County, PA. The prize recognizes rapid innovation resulting in useable advancements with wide accessibility. For 2017, the prize is being awarded to the developer or team of developers that produce a smartphone “hack” that utilizes existing or enhanced smartphone sensors to create a measuring colorimeter.


Problem
Color is an important characteristic of many common materials, and humans are endowed with incredible capabilities of vision, perception and discernment in distinguishing shades of color and other optical effects. However, this capability varies from person to person, and the ability to communicate color and appearance or materials is often limited or sometimes confusing. This can have a significant impact on the use and selection of products such as paints, fabrics, and cosmetics. Changing colors can impact the quality of some products as they degrade, such as foods, chemicals, and lubricants. Matching color, such as a video screen to ink printed or 3-D printed materials, or home décor fabrics, paints and clothing, can be important. And some chemical processes depend on human detection of color transitions, such as titrations and chemical syntheses.

Standards exist for quantifying color, like the Pantone-Munsell scales, CIE standards, and color wavelength designations. But few effective apps are available that can easily be used to quantify the color of common materials without variation or interference from background lighting and other possible sources of error. The sensor tools and processing power are there in the widely distributed smartphones of today. The team that makes the best demonstration of a rapid innovation session to address and start the development process for such a solution will receive a $1000 Grand Prize. If a second worthy submittal is received, a Reserve Prize of $500 will also be awarded. Teams that wish to be considered for the Schneider Prize should inform the judges before their presentations begin.

First Place

$1000 split across the team

Second Place

$500 split across the team




Embracing Aging Hacks

York County Community Foundation's Embracing Aging is awarding up to $4,500 for innovative solutions to:

1. Help older adults age in community
2. Tackle ageism
3. Encourage inter-generational interaction


First Place

$2000 split across the team

Second Place

$1500 split across the team

Third Place

$1000 split across the team




YCDS Hack

At York Country Day School, our goal is to find lost alumni, for whom we do not have any “last known addresses.” While there are services out there that can locate people (address, email, phone number, cell phone number), they usually require an address or information to append. Those services confirm or deny the information we have, and then try to correct it. There is about 70% success rate with correcting addresses.

The goal is to locate such “lost” constituents to help re-engage them to their alma mater. Creating such a data-driven, confidential app could potentially link with Lexus Nexus or similar type company.



First Place

$500 split across the team




SICOM Challenge


At SICOM we develop software(and some hardware) for point of sale systems(POS) for the fast food industry. We are growing like crazy and are looking for engineers and developers of all types of backgrounds to solve challenging problems. We challenge you to solve the puzzle and fill out the form(if you fill out the form you could win a giftcard)!



First Place

$25 Applebees giftcard as well as an opportunity to connect with our recruiting for potential job and internship opportunities.