There's only one thing we like more than working on projects, and that's working on projects that work in the real world. That's why we've created a unique track system for HackCWRU 2017.
If you're a seasoned hacker, try joining forces with someone with a different background and combine your expertise for an awesome hack!
If your background aligns with one of the track areas, you know best what problems to tackle! Ever wanted to learn how to code? We'll teach you!
The healthcare track enables hackers to tackle problems relating to medicine, healthcare, and public health. Whether it is using public health data to analyze population wellness or using mobile technology to improve patient quality of and access to care, there has never been a better opportunity to match engineering solutions with real healthcare problems. If your background is in medicine or public health, partner with an engineer and inform the science behind your project!
The Maker track enables hackers to unleash their inner maker. Invent something new, or just tinker with a thing to make it do something different. The only requirement is that you Did It Yourself--with your team of 4, of course.
The Civic track looks at the all levels of connected devices, from local IoT networks to municipal systems and civic datasets. Create a new device for your smart home, or create something that benefits the community.
The Fintech track is for hackers interested in the market and marketplace. Create a tool to help people make better financial decisions, or make a new algorithm to dominate the stock markets. Or finally figure out what “blockchain” is and what you can do with it. If you have a background in finance, work with an engineer and tackle an interesting problem together!
The Open Source track is for those who feel passionately that software should always be free and open. If you’re an experienced contributor, come spend all night making pull requests. If you don’t know what that means but people tell you to “work on open source,” come by and we’ll teach you!
Calling all artists, actors, and musicians! The Arts track is for hackers with an interest in the arts. Invent new ways of creating art, or work on something that supports artists and their creations. If you are an artist, partner with an engineer and create something beautiful together. Technology can be an artistic medium too!