Google I/O Extended Santa Barbara @ Citrix (2015)

Google I/O is this week!  Thank you for registering for the Google I/O Extended Santa Barbara event hosted by Citrix -- we have a great event planned and are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

In addition to streaming the Google I/O keynote and sessions throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday, our engineers will hold Dev Chats on various software development topics. There will be raffles on the first two days, and we have an Ice Cream Social planned for Friday as well.

You can review the event schedule on the Eventbrite page. 



Hackers!  We finally have details on the hackathon:

Not sure yet if you want to hack? No problem! We'll be discussing the hackathon further at dinner on Thursday (6pm-7pm); we'll share some ideas if you're still hunting for a project, and will help form teams if you'd like to participate!
 

FAQ:

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
The winning team will receive $2,000, the second-place team will receive $1000, and the third-place team will receive $500.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Nothing!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone with programming skills who is registered for the Google I/O Extended Santa Barbara event (unfortunately we won't have the capacity to teach programming skills at the event).

WHAT CAN WE BUILD?
This is an open hackathon: any idea is allowed (to be eligible for prizes, your project must be submitted by 10am on Saturday, and at least one team member must be present to demo your project on Saturday from 10:00am-1pm; please see contest rules below for details).

DO I NEED A TEAM?
Nope! You can compete alone, although you're likely to get more done, and thus have a more impressive project, with a larger team. We'll help form teams on Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm if you don't already have a team. Teams can have at most six members total.

CAN I USE PAST PROJECTS OR CODE?
No, all code must be written at the event. Third party APIs and libraries are permitted as long as they are accessible by everyone else as well.

WHO OWNS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY?
Entrants retain IP ownership of what they build during the contest. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You'll need to bring your own laptop and any other equipment you'll need to work on your project; we'll provide power, WiFi, and of course food and caffeine. We'll be open all night both days -- we'll provide late-night snacks both nights as well!

HOW DOES JUDGING WORK?
Our panel of judges will rate each demoed project on Creativity ("wow factor"), and Technical Difficulty.

View full rules

Prizes

$3,500 in prizes

First place

Second place

Third place

Honorable mention

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

The Citrix Google I/O Hackathon Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to persons who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Employees of Citrix Online, Citrix Systems, Inc., their related or subsidiary companies and companies associated with the promotion of the Promotion, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each employee of the foregoing companies are not eligible. Participation in the Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

 

Requirements

The Promotion begins at 7:30:00 PM PDT May 28. 2015 and ends at 9:00:00 AM PST May 30, 2015, when all Entries must be submitted. Entries are demonstrated for judging from 10:00:00 AM to 1:00:00 PM on May 30. (the “Entry Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Entry Period will be disqualified. 

 

How to enter

To enter, you must participate, in person, in the Citrix sponsored Hackathon event, which begins at 7:30:00 PM PDT on May 28, 2015 and at least one team member must be present to demo the Entry for judging. Entrants will have the opportunity to view Google I/O keynote and sessions prior to beginning hacking, starting at 8:00:00 AM on May 28, with breakfast provided. Sign in for the event also opens at 8:00:00 AM on May 28 at the Citrix campus. All team members must check in and pick up badges on June 25, prior to the start of the Promotion. Teams may not exceed six (6) people. Each entrant (or team of entrants) must create and submit a project that can be demonstrated to the panel of judges (an “Entry”). Incomplete ideas or white-boarded concepts are not eligible. This is an open hackathon. All projects must be created from code built during the event. Entrants may not use code that has been written previously. Third party code (e.g. open source) that is generally available to all may be used. There is no confidentiality or exclusive right to an idea or prototype Entry when it is presented at the end of the Entry Period. Entries will be judged according to the following criteria: technical creativity and technical difficulty, as determined based on the experience of the judges. The judges will choose the three Entries that best embody the criteria above and will award first, second and third place recognition following judging at the end of the Entry Period. 

Judges

Carey Caulfield

Carey Caulfield
Sr. Product Manager, Citrix

Jenn Kelley

Jenn Kelley
Sr. Manager, Innovations, Citrix

Ashish Thapliyal

Ashish Thapliyal
Principal Research Engineer, Citrix

Elizabeth Thapliyal

Elizabeth Thapliyal
Lead Product Designer, Citrix

Malte Muenke

Malte Muenke
Chief Architect & VP, Platform Cloud, Citrix

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    "Wow factor"
  • Viability
    How likely to be a real product or service?
  • Polish
    Ease of use, user experience.