FranklinHack is a two-day programming contest for Ohio community college students. Gather teammates to compete in a virtual hackathon that will seek apps designed for a community need. 

Teams must build a web application addressing the theme announced Friday evening. By the Sunday morning deadline, teams must submit 1) a link to their app, 2) a link to a 5-7 minute video describing their app, their inspiration, and their process, and 3) complete a short questionnaire. 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 24, 11:59pm

Kick Off & Theme Announcement: Friday, March 26, 7:00pm EST [Zoom Link HERE]

Projects Due: Sunday, March 28, 9:00am EST

Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 28, 7:00pm EST [Zoom Link Here]

Team Members of the Top 3 Teams will win Scholarship Prizes to Franklin University!

  • 1st place: Full Tuition for 2 years
  • 2nd & 3rd place: Half Tuition for 2 years
  • *Prizes are redeemable to any student who chooses to pursue a four-year degree at Franklin University after completion of their associate’s degree. 

Talking about the the hackathon on social media? Use #FranklinHack!

Questions? Contact studenthack@franklin.edu .

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Prizes

First Place

2-year, Full Tuition scholarships to Franklin University for all team members.
(See rules for details)

Second Place

2-year, Half Tuition scholarships to Franklin University for all team members.
(See rules for details)

Third Place

2-year, Half Tuition scholarships to Franklin University for all team members.
(See rules for details)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams must consist of 2-4 students who are currently enrolled at an Ohio Community College. Students may not participate in more than one team and each team may only submit one project. 

Requirements

Project Deliverables:

1) A link to your web application.

2) A link to a 5-7 minute video describing your app, your inspiration, and your process.

3) Complete a Project Questionnaire

Judges

Randy Tucker

Randy Tucker
TECH CORPS

TEST

TEST

Kalyn Breneman
Tech Elevator

Emily Stuhldreher
GiveBackHack

Kristen Elliott
Nationwide

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation & Creativity
    [weight: x1] How do you evaluate the novelty of the application?
  • Functionality & UX
    [weight: x3] Is the app user-friendly and easy to use? Does it work as expected?
  • Performance and Technical Merit
    [weight: x3] Does the application perform smoothly? Does the application crash due to implementation issues (e,.g, data validation)? Does the app use good security practices?
  • Community Impact and Theme Relevancy
    [weight: x2] Is the app practically usable and relevant to the announced FranklinHack theme? Does the application have significant impact on people and the community?
  • Presentation
    [weight: x1] How well did the team explain their application and solution? Is the presentation easy to follow? Did the team manage presentation time well? Did all team members participate?

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