DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING YOUR INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM ENTRY is Thursday, July 25.

SUBMIT ENTRY

TINKER. HACK. INVENT. MAKE. These four words represent the creativity and ingenuity that are core to Maker Faire and the Maker culture. We are now applying this same creative energy and excitement to Maker Faire Detroit’s first Hackathon. Sponsored by Compuware, up to twenty-five teams will participate in a live hackathon during Maker Faire Detroit. You will be given the keys (APIs) to “hack the museum” – creating an application which combines The Henry Ford’s digital collection with the imagination and power that are an essential part of the mobile culture today.

This exclusive event will run concurrently with Maker Faire Detroit on July 27th. Judging and team presentations will follow on the 28th. Twenty-five teams of up to four people will compete for glory and prizes. Teams will be selected from the pool of applications received. No entry or admission fee is required (plus, as a bonus, you will receive free access to Maker Faire Detroit).

Maker Faire Detroit    http://www.makerfairedetroit.com

On July 27 and 28, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., in collaboration with our partners at Maker Media, will be the place to visit when Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking.

More than 400 makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds. Go to The Henry Ford, roll up your sleeves, and make something.

  • All hacks must be built on site during the hours of the Hackathon. No code before kick-off.
  • Hackers may not leverage developers who are off-site.
  • Code stop is at 6 p.m. sharp on the first day of the event.
  • Teams can be anywhere from 1-4 participants. Teams are encouraged to assemble members combining skills of both designers and developers. For those teams who do not have designers, on site design coaches will be available on a limited basis.
  • Specific details on the challenge will be provided 24 hours before the hackathon

Judging

  • Teams will have 5 minutes each to present their hacks to the judges panel on July 28th
  • The panel will consist of participants from Compuware, The Henry Ford, Make Magazine and University of Michigan – Dearborn.
  • Submissions will be judged based
    • Originality of concept
    • Overall application design
    • Overall quality/experience
    • Incorporation of The Henry Ford digital assets
    • Incorporation of other external sources – APIs, content, etc.
    • Crowd-source Challenge (to be explained in the challenge packet)

Prizes

  • Along with receiving the notoriety and recognition of winning Maker Faire Detroit’s first hackathon, prize packages will be awarded to the top three teams:
    • Family Flex + Rides Annual Member Pass ($305 value) + annual subscription to MAKE Magazine ($35); winners will be featured in THF OnMaking in a Maker Blog

As this is an official event on site at The 2013 Maker Faire Detroit. All participants will be pre-selected from the submissions provided. The hackathon requires no entry fee. All participants will have access to 2013 Maker Faire Detroit.

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Call for Hackers.

Register for the Maker Faire Detroit "Hack the Museum" Hackathon at the event website (here)

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Review Submissions.

Our hack ministers will review submissions and contact you to confirm your participation

3

Show Up.

Arrive at The Henry Ford no later than 8am on July 27th. (check-in and location details will be provided prior to the event)

  • Hackathon:
    8am - 6pm Saturday, July 27th
  • Presentation and awards:
    9am - 2:00pm Sunday, July 28th
  • The Henry Ford (Dearborn, MI)
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Hackathon Schedule

24 HOURS PRIOR TO EVENT -

Hackathon challenge packet will be
emailed to all participants with challenge details, allowing you to do some pre-work
to get prepped for the challenge.

- July 27, 2013

8-8:30am - check-in, welcome remarks, and team role call
9:00am - coding starts
12:00pm - lunch (provided)
1:00pm - crowd-sourced bonus challenges provided
6:00pm - code stop and applications submitted

- July 28, 2013

9am - Noon - team presentations (time slots will be scheduled for each team)
1:30pm - 2:00pm awards & closing remarks
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