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#ValleyHackathon Presentation Must Include:
- How do local elections and measures affect your community?
- Consider the extent to which these measures and elections will affect you presently and in the future
- Consider the length of time in which these measures will be in effect (ex. 2 year measure, 50 year measure, etc.)
- What are some local candidates that are currently campaigning in the five city region?
- Consider voter fatigue.
- What are some measures or policies currently being debated in the five city region?
- What factors contribute to low voter turnout and what are their consequences
- Who does this affect?
- Why does it matter?
- Note how partisanship affects voter turnout
- A solution to increase voter turnout rates
- A platform through which you will consistently educate the public about the significance of local elections and measures
- Teams must present a 5 minute presentation of their final strategy and pitch to a panel of judges.
Judges will deduct points for the following infraction:
- Presentations exceeds 5 minutes.
- Every team member that does NOT participate in presentation
- 9:00am – Registration, receive team numbers & continental breakfast is served.
- 9:30am – Team Formation
- Welcome by Dr. S.K Ramesh, Dean of College of Engineering & Computer Science, Cal State University, Northridge
- Review challenge and agenda by Kenn Phillips, President & CEO, The Valley Economic Alliance
- 10:15am – Hacking Begins!
- 12:30pm – Lunch is served. Working lunch break.
- 2:00pm – Teams Present PowerPoint Presentations (5 minutes each team)
- 3:30pm – Judging of teams and prizes awarded.
- 4:15pm – Internship Networking Session
You will be able to meet and network with the following entities regarding internship opportunities that are available for you.
Please visit each table at 4:15pm to learn about the positions that are available for you and share your interest and contact information with the recruitment representatives.
- A. Promise Fund
- City of Los Angeles
- Office of Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
- Open Tech
- Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas
Datasets & Resources
Teams will be judged on the following criteria on a 1-5 scale.
The maximum points a team can get is 25.
- Is it functional?
- Does it accomplish the stated goal of the Hackathon?
- Does it work as is, or does it require additional resources (code or data?)
- Is it intuitive?
- Is it easy to understand?
- Is it user friendly?
- Is it creative?
- Is it impressive and technical?
- Is it viable?
- Is it useful?
- Is it practical?
- Is it repeatable?
- Is it scalable?
- Does the concept have real social impact?
- Does it impact many or few?
- Is it educational?
- Is it marketable?
- How much will it cost to build?
- How much will it cost maintain?
- If it does not generate revenue, does the information collected provide the invested value?