The annual Code:Buffalo hackathon went virtual this year with our first-ever Hackathon @ Home. Hundreds of Western New York developers, designers, and strategists came together to form teams, build an amazing app or product, and compete to win a top prize of $10,000, a second place prize of $3,000, and a third place prize of $1,500. There were educational workshops throughout the week, along with mini challenges and mentorship opportunities. Stay tuned for details about the next one!
In the meantime, connect with other participants and get the latest details on Code:Buffalo by joining the Slack Channel here!
Grand Prize Winner: Creative Kidz
The Creative Kidz platform helps parents keep their children engaged at home through creative projects and discussions.
2nd Place Winner: Au Knowledge
Their project, Buffalo Indicators, is a community information system that collects data across 7 categories:education, workforce, health, criminal justice, housing, environment, and arts and culture.
3rd Place Winner: Buffalo Coders
The BuffaLoves Trivia Game is an Amazon Alexa-powered game that quizzes you on Buffalo history, landmarks, and other categories.
Not every participant is required to code, however, each team should have individuals capable of front-end and back-end development. Marketers, data analysts, business strategists and designers all make great team contributors.
Absolutely! Team sizes can range from 1 to 5. However, anyone who contributes on the project must be registered on your team.
No! But teams should be from or attend school in Western New York or the Rochester area.
The top prize for Code:Buffalo is $10,000, second place is $3,000 and third place is $1,500 for your team. There will also be mini challenges where you can win other prizes.
Please create a public repository on GitHub; you will need to submit the URL at the end of the contest.
The final deadline for this year's Code:Buffalo was 11:59 PM (Midnight) on April 24th, 2020.