Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

Judging Process and Presentations

Submissions are due by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

All teams will present during the semi-final judging round, taking place in various locations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Two teams from each semi-final judging room will advance to the final judging round. These finalists will be announced as a surprise, and will present again, at 6 p.m. in Simmons Auditorium. Additionally, judges from each semi-final judging room will also award one team a Judges Discretionary Award (i.e. "Best Use of Hardware"; "Most Patient Centric"; "Best Presentation"). These teams will not present again in the finals, but they will be given a prize during the awards ceremony.

3-minute pitch + 2-minute Q&A

We recommend:

  • ~1 minute: Background and presentation of the chosen pain point
  • ~1 minute: Description of proposed solution
  • ~1 minute: Explanation of business plan and and team member backgrounds

In the interest of time, not all team members need to speak.

Presentation format accepted: PowerPoint

Check the Participant Portal for submission information and your team's room assignment and time.

Judging Criteria

  • 20% Impact - Demonstrate your understanding of the pain point and its impact on child health
  • 20% Innovation - Solution demonstrating multi-disciplinary thinking and utilization of data sets and experts provided
  • 20% Product - Progress in generating data, a prototype, user interface, or other output
  • 20% Business Case - Justify the investment the product would require
  • 20% Presentation - Content, WOW factor, timing, team skill diversity