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What Technical Skills do you have?

What Soft Skills do you have?

What programming languages do you know?

What Challenges interest you?

What City would you like to join a team in.

Competition Description

In 2016, Cleveland Water Alliance worked with the Creativity & Innovation Team at NASA Glenn Research Center to develop a unique collaborative idea generation process. These “Ideation Sessions” were designed around the goal of identifying the most pressing challenges facing the Lake Erie Basin. Representatives of more than 150 water and technology organizations participated and contributed their expertise. This process gave birth to seven core Challenge Statements for Erie Hack. The Challenge Statements are the guiding force of the Erie Hack. Each participating team will choose one or more challenge statements to “hack” for the competition. Each statement addresses a broad area of concern as well as a few possible entry points for a technical solution. Teams’ effectiveness in creating a viable solution will be essential to their success in the competition.

Challenge Statements for the 2021 Erie Hack will be released soon. In the meantime, Read the 2019 Challenge Statements and Mini Challenges.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN ERIE HACK PRIZES, YOU MUST:

  • Be registered as an individual and sign the Erie Hack Participation Agreement
  • By designated date, be registered with a team on ErieHack.io that has no more than five members.
  • Be 18 years or older (unless participating in the High School Hack)
  • Select a challenge statement to focus your pitch on.
  • Participate in (only) one of the regional Quarter Finals (remote participation or local proxy available with appropriate notice).
  • Submit only one project at each judging event.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO:

  • Attend Information Sessions and Hacking Days in your Erie Hack city to find collaborators and develop your project.
  • Work with Erie Hack Expert Mentors to support your team.
  • Contact your local Erie Hack support staff through the Cities page or CWA at ErieHack@clewa.org with any material or technical support needs.

JUDGING & CRITERIA

Judging Process Details Judging Criteria for Quarter, Semi, and Final Rounds

PRIZES

$100,000 in prizes and acceleration services will be awarded to top performing teams. More details on prizes to be released soon.

TIMELINE

Key dates for 2021 will be released at the end of 2020. In the meantime, please sign up for updates or get in touch.

 

Below are EXAMPLE event dates from 2019.

January 2019

Local Information Sessions

March 2019

Local Hacking Events

  • Day-long work sessions for competing teams and mentors.
  •  

May 2019

Professional Development Month

  • Series of activities and tools to accelerate teams and projects.
  •  

February 2019

Regional Launch 

Local Team Formation Meetups

April 2019

Local Quarter Finals

  • First round of pitches. Held in each city to determine Semi-Finalists.
  •  

June 2019

  • June 6: Regional Semi-Final in Detroit
  • June 20: Regional Final and Summit in Cleveland  
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REGISTER

Registration

Please check you Expertise

What Technical Skills do you have?

What Soft Skills do you have?

What programming languages do you know?

What Challenges interest you?

What City would you like to join a team in.

Competition Description

In 2016, Cleveland Water Alliance worked with the Creativity & Innovation Team at NASA Glenn Research Center to develop a unique collaborative idea generation process. These “Ideation Sessions” were designed around the goal of identifying the most pressing challenges facing the Lake Erie Basin. Representatives of more than 150 water and technology organizations participated and contributed their expertise. This process gave birth to seven core Challenge Statements for Erie Hack. The Challenge Statements are the guiding force of the Erie Hack. Each participating team will choose one or more challenge statements to “hack” for the competition. Each statement addresses a broad area of concern as well as a few possible entry points for a technical solution. Teams’ effectiveness in creating a viable solution will be essential to their success in the competition.

Challenge Statements for the 2021 Erie Hack will be released soon. In the meantime, Read the 2019 Challenge Statements and Mini Challenges.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN ERIE HACK PRIZES, YOU MUST:

  • Be registered as an individual and sign the Erie Hack Participation Agreement
  • By designated date, be registered with a team on ErieHack.io that has no more than five members.
  • Be 18 years or older (unless participating in the High School Hack)
  • Select a challenge statement to focus your pitch on.
  • Participate in (only) one of the regional Quarter Finals (remote participation or local proxy available with appropriate notice).
  • Submit only one project at each judging event.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE YOUR SUCCESS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO:

  • Attend Information Sessions and Hacking Days in your Erie Hack city to find collaborators and develop your project.
  • Work with Erie Hack Expert Mentors to support your team.
  • Contact your local Erie Hack support staff through the Cities page or CWA at ErieHack@clewa.org with any material or technical support needs.

JUDGING & CRITERIA

Judging Process Details Judging Criteria for Quarter, Semi, and Final Rounds

PRIZES

$100,000 in prizes and acceleration services will be awarded to top performing teams. More details on prizes to be released soon.

TIMELINE

Key dates for 2021 will be released at the end of 2020. In the meantime, please sign up for updates or get in touch.

 

Below are EXAMPLE event dates from 2019.

January 2019

Local Information Sessions

March 2019

Local Hacking Events

  • Day-long work sessions for competing teams and mentors.
  •  

May 2019

Professional Development Month

  • Series of activities and tools to accelerate teams and projects.
  •  

February 2019

Regional Launch 

Local Team Formation Meetups

April 2019

Local Quarter Finals

  • First round of pitches. Held in each city to determine Semi-Finalists.
  •  

June 2019

  • June 6: Regional Semi-Final in Detroit
  • June 20: Regional Final and Summit in Cleveland  
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