Florida Hacks with IBM Hackathon: Ideation 8/25-9/10

Florida Hacks with IBM

Florida Hacks with IBM Hackathon: Ideation 8/25-9/10

Miami Machine Learning & AI Meetup Week will kick off Florida Hacks with IBM, organized by the University of Florida in partnership with IBM. Calling on the country’s brightest minds to join a virtual innovation challenge (see list of Challenges below) aimed at addressing the Sunshine State’s most pressing conservation issues. Join the University of Florida and IBM in protecting environmental resources and preparing communities for the impact of climate change. In 6 weeks, you and your team will build an application in one of our challenge areas that can change the world using IBM AI and machine learning technologies and with support by leaders in technology and climate from University of Florida, IBM, and other partner organizations. As a hackathon participant, you will be provided with $200 in cloud credits to access to all of IBM’s services on the cloud.  First Place wins $30,000, 2nd Place is $20,000, and Third Place wins $15,000.

Read More at: floridahackswithibm.bemyapp.com

Innovators of all experience levels are invited to participate in the hackathon, where students will be asked to help combat the significant observable effects occurring in the environment.

This hackathon is for US residents only.  Students, developers, entrepreneurs, designers, skilled individuals, and even first time hackers are encouraged to join the Florida Hacks with IBM Hackathon! Please note that the participation age for this hackathon is 16 years and older. Individuals who are under 18 years of age will require a signed parent or guardian consent form. Failure to do so will disqualify an individual from participation. To learn more about eligibility, please review their Official Rules.

  • Ideation: Aug 25-Sep 10  |  Hack: Sep 13-Oct 22

Challenge #1 – Climate Change & Florida Ecosystem
Challenge #2 – Improving the Condition of Florida’s Waterways
Challenge #3 – Sustainable Fisheries
Challenge #4 – Power Consumption
Challenge #5 – Animal Agriculture
Challenge #6 – Wildcard

Other Prizes include:

Challenge Category Prizes: $20,000

    • 6 challenge category winners will be awarded with $3,000 for their team.
    • The challenge categories align with each of the challenge statements.
    • One team will be awarded with a $2,000 prize for the best “first time hack.”

Submission Incentive: $4,000

    • The first 20 teams that submit qualified projects will receive a $200 Gift Card for their team.

Gamification: $10,000

    • Earn points by watching live webinars, video replays and interacting with mentors through 1:1 mentor calls on the event platform.
    • The top 10 individuals with the highest scores will each receive $1,000 each.

Social Media – Tik Tok Challenge: $1,000

    • Create a Tik Tok video showcasing your project and climate change.
    • The winning team with the most likes takes home a $1,000 prize.
    • Be sure to utilize the event hashtag! #FloridahackswithIBM

Top three teams: HiPerGator AI Access

    • The top three teams will be granted a three-month allocation on the University of Florida HiPerGator AI supercomputer to work on a project of their choosing.
    • The size and start-date of the three-month period of the allocation will be determined with the winning teams from the project they propose, which can be independent of the project they worked on during the hackathon