Ghostery Virtual Hackathon 2020

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Ghostery Team May 4, 2020

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Ghostery is excited to be hosting a virtual hackathon! If creativity and coding are your thing, check out the details below and sign up.

Teams:

Up to 5 people

Topics:

  1. Education – Consider how educators can use technology to make lessons more engaging, entertaining, or easier to understand. This can be anything from gamification to study tools.
  2. Usability – Consider how the usability of the Ghostery browser extension could be improved. This could address things like ADA compliance (screen readers, visually impaired, etc.), the generation gap in technology usage, etc.
  3. Remote Work – Consider how Ghostery products and other technologies could improve the remote work experience (productivity, security, etc.).
  4. Hacker’s Choice – Submit an idea.

Judging Parameters:

Each submission shall have a “presentation” of idea for high-level judging descriptions.

  • Creativity – Bringing the “wow” factor to solve a problem
  • Usability – Usefulness of the product to solve a problem
  • Technicality – The technology used to create the solution
  • Scalability – Potential for future upgrades to improve upon the solution
  • Business value – Solving a problem while aligning to the business goals

Submission Options:

  • Provide a URL to a forked repository of the Ghostery extension
  • Grant access to a Github repository
  • Provide a DropBox link for non-technical submissions

Important Dates:

  • Register by Monday, May 18th
  • Projects due Friday, June 26th
  • Winner announced on Friday, July 10th

Prizes:

  • Winner will receive a trophy, a free annual subscription to Ghostery Midnight, and a $100 Amazon gift card
  • Runner-Up will receive a free 6-month subscription to Ghostery Midnight and a $50 Amazon gift card

Registration:

To participate in the virtual hackathon, please have each team member complete the registration survey below or here.

*Please ensure that members of the same team are entering the same team name and topic choice. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at partnership@ghostery.com

 

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