Check out our QuackCon recap event video!
what is quackcon?
A combo hackathon and make-a-thon prototyping event where people come together to build cool stuff.
QuackCon is focusing specifically on the theme of sports/tech and participants will be encouraged to build a hack that focuses on 1). athletic enhancement; and/or, 2) fan/audience engagement
Any student enrolled in an accredited university or college can participate. We will work at providing travel reimbursement for out-of-state participants where possible.
Artists, designers, computer science, product design, business, architecture, journalism, engineers, liberal arts, science majors & more should attend! FREE TO ATTEND!
October 14-16, 2016 (30+ hours)
Eugene, Oregon (on the campus of The University of Oregon--Go Ducks!)
incorporating design thinking
Design thinking is a user-centric process that incorporates empathy, observation and interviewing to identify meaningful problems. With the assistance of our partner IDEO, we will be highlighting these techniques to participants so that teams may develop hacks that solve real problems.
why should I attend?
Meet & work with awesome people from around the US; build cool stuff to put on your portfolio and/or resume; network with tech firms; free food, free swag, free fun!
Don't have a team? Not a problem. We will facilitate opportunities for individuals to find team mates at the start of the event.
prize categories ($5,000+ cash prize purse)
(please see organizers for an updated list)
MLH Hardware Lab
6 Oculus Rift CV1
6 Leap Motion
15 Intel Edison
8 Pebble Classic
1 Pebble Round
6 Pebble Time
3 Alienware laptops
1 Alienware X51
1 Dell Monitor (19 in)
2 Dell Tablet
1 Muse Headband
1 Nest Cam
1 Nest Thermostat
10 Arduino 101
10 Base Shield
2 Amazon Fire Phone
1 Dell XPS 13 (Ubuntu)
2 Dell XPS 13 (Windows)
6 Amazon Echo
4 Samsung Gear VR
1 Graphic Tube
1 Grove Kit
6 Sparkcore (Photon)
Outputs for Judging
Teams will be asked to build both a prototype (addressing one of the two themes: athletic enhancement, or fan engagement), AND a business model to support their product that can be communicated by a 5-slide 'Pitch Deck' (click here to download the QuackCon pitch deck). Business mentors will be on site over the weekend to help teams develop their business models. Review the following document for judging criteria and how to document your project.
Sept. 28--Overview of QuackCon (for UO students): 5:30pm Deschutes 100
Oct. 5-- IDEO 2 workshops (will attempt to FB Live each)
Noon-2pm 'Creativity & Inspiration'-for info and to sign up go here
6-8pm 'Brainstorming & Prototyping' for info and to sign up go here
Oct. 12--Networking & Team Building Meetup
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