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HackGCL at Capital One

It is our honor and privilege to host an all-day hackathon in partnership with CapitalOne in which college students from around the nation will have the opportunity to engineer solutions for real-world problems. The hackathon will be held at the new CapitalOne Headquarters in Tysons Corner, and any student presently enrolled in a higher education institution in the United States is invited to compete!

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What is HackGCL at CapitalOne?

Held at the brand new CapitalOne headquarters in Tysons, Virginia, HackGCL at CapitalOne is an 8-hour collegiate hackathon in which college students from across the country can come together to apply innovative technologies to develop novel solutions to real world problems!

Capital One Tysons Corner

This is the venue for Hack GCL at Capital One!

When

September 14, 2019 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Where

CapitalOne Tysons Corner M2 Building
1600 Capital One Drive – 6th floor Conference Floor, McLean, VA 22102

Cost for Entry

Completely Free (Student must pay for living accommodations, if needed)

Awards

Top Prize is $500, with rewards for every Hackathon track!

Your Time to Shine

GirlsComputingLeague will be hosting a national hackathon this fall in partnership with Capital One to give students the opportunity to innovate without boundaries during an all-day collaborative competition.

The Competiton

The hackathon will specifically feature six tracks of skills and development: Financial Technology (Fintech), Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Health, Cybersecurity, and Education. However, we have left an open track for other innovative student-created solutions that stretch beyond these six main categories. Not only will there be rewards for the most successful teams, but recruiters will also be onsite to scout for new hires, especially for students who are graduating from the university or school in 2020.

Recruiting Opportunities

GirlsComptuingLeague is working hard to identify key organizations and companies who are interested in hiring students straight from colleges and universities around the United States. If you are an upper-classmen or are preparing to graduate, this event is not only an excellent opportunity to show your skills, but it is a great time to present your resume to some of your dream employers.

Workshops

The hackathon will also include workshops for students to acquire advanced skills in Artificial Intelligence, AWS Cloud, application development, HTML, cybersecurity, blockchain, and big data. For schedule information and syllabi, be sure to check back on this page as the event grows closer.

Hackathon Topic Tracks & Awards

Fintech (Financial Technology)

HackGCL@CapitalOne is looking to have students showcase their innovative projects and ideas in the field of fintech using artificial intelligence, among other technologies.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Education

HackGCL@CapitalOne provides an opportunity for students to develop and compete products related to education.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Artificial Intelligence

HackGCL@CapitalOne is looking to have students develop and present their innovative projects that make use of artificial intelligence to solve problems.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Health

HackGCL@CapitalOne provides students the opportunity to showcase their projects that aim to improve area in the health field such as medical diagnoses.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Cybersecurity

HackGCL@CapitalOne provides students the opportunity to showcase projects that aim to improve cybersecurity and the safety of consumers and clients.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Cloud

Students who choose the cloud track for HackGCL@CapitalOne will submit innovative projects that apply cloud technologies.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Free Choice

HackGCL@CapitalOne will have an open category for students to demonstrate their capabilities in any other technology related field of their interest. Any other topic is welcome, pending application acceptance.

Awards

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $250, 4th place – $200, 5th place – $150

Most Innovative product – $100, Best pitch – $100, All Girls Best Product – $100

Schedule of Events

Registration & Check In - 7:30 AM

Students need to arrive promptly to register with our student leaders for the event. Due to the volume of students expected at this event, we recommend you arrive a bit before 7:30 PM to ensure you are properly registered before introductions and coding begins.

Event & Track Introduction - 8:00 AM

GCL and student leadership will open the event with a brief introduction and ensure all teams are ready to jump into the programming. We’ll go through an overview of the workshop schedule and countdown to that start of the competition.

Hacking Starts - 8:30 AM

Let the competition begin! Students will have about three and a half hours to work together in teams to build their solutions. We highly recommend that teams pre-program as much as possible before the event as recruiting and workshops will occur during this period too.

Lunch Break - 12:00 PM

Lunch will be served on behalf of GirlsComputingLeague. We will do our best to accommodate all allergies and needs of our student’s dietary restrictions.

Hacking Ends & Student Keynotes - 5:00 PM

Hands down, work is due for submission. At this point, teams have the opportunity to present their work to their track’s SMEs for judging.

Awards Ceremony - 5:30 PM

Awards for the competition will be presented here, and students can expect the event to come to a close at around 6:30 PM.

Workshops

From 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, GirlsComputingLeague along with our sponsors will be hosting free workshops in Artificial Intelligence, AWS Cloud, application development, HTML, cybersecurity, blockchain, and big data. Workshop is schedule is to be determined.

Recruiting

Our sponsors will also have recruiters seated at booths for you for upper classmen and upcoming graduates to speak to about future employment opportunities and internships.

Hackathon Sponsors

These are a few of the companies who have chosen to help make this event possible. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this opportunity for students around the nation, please send us an email at info@girlscomputingleague.org.

Hackathon Host Team

Neeyanth Kopparapu

Neeyanth Kopparapu

 

Bhavjeet Sanghera

Bhavjeet Sanghera

Will Nelson

Will Nelson

 

Rules & Registration

The rules are simple:

Pre-Coding is Allowed

You are welcome to pre-code your product and then attend the hackathon. At the hackathon, you can refine your code and pitch. Because there are workshops and recruiters at this hackathon as well, we want to make sure our students have as much time as they need to interact with the other offerings at this awesome event.

Open Source & Past Work Permitted

Teams are welcome to make use of code libraries and open source volumes in their projects, so long as an original creation comes of using these resources. Teams are also free to build upon past projects they have already built.

Mentors are Available

On the day of the event, teams and individual competitors will have access to volunteers, organizers, and sponsors to refine their project before presenting. This consultation may prove helpful if teams prepare to receive such assistance beforehand.

Teams Must Unite

If you are competing with a team, all registered team members must be in attendance at the hackathon. Absent team members may lead to potential team disqualification within the competition. Girls Computing League also discourages teams larger the 5-6 members as awards are limited and will be divided among team members.

Are you ready to sign up for HackGCL at CapitalOne? Excellent, we are ready and excited to have you! Below is our general application for the event that determines you and your team’s eligibility for attendance. Please fill out the form as completely as you can to ensure we give you the best possible chance of attendance and success at the hackathon. Thanks for applying and good luck!

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