DubHacks 2018 Tech Projects
The 2018 DubHacks Tech Team worked on multiple web applications and websites for organizing the University of Washington's annual hackathon.
As the tech team lead, I worked with all members of the organizing team to develop our tech tools and personally worked on our participant application and check-in portal (Quill), judging page (Expo), look back page, and application statistics page.
Below is a list of the tech projects our team worked on throughout 2018 to organize DubHacks:
DubHacks opens every new hackathon year with a splash page for the event where attendees can sign up to be notified when applications will start to be accepted. Our 2018 page featured multiple design assets and four unique color themes, one of which would be presented at random to participants.
View the 2018 DubHacks Splash Page here!
Quill is a web application originally built by the HackMIT team, and can be accessed here. DubHacks maintains its own version of Quill for participants to submit applications, for admins to approve applications and travel reimbursements, and for volunteers to check in participants at the event.
Our 2018 Live Page featured information for participants to reference during the hackathon like the schedule of events, technical resources like sponsor companies' APIs, and prizes.
View the 2018 DubHacks Live Page here!
Gavel, another tool produced by the HackMIT team, was used by our judges to determine winners of our prizes this year. The tool uses pairwise comparisions for judges to choose the best projects.
Look Back Page
At the end of DubHacks 2018, we created a look back page with highlights from the event and a thank you message to our sponsors.
View the 2018 DubHacks Look Back Page here!
The DubHacks Stats page was a new project in 2018, which involved collecting and analyzing application data from 2015-2018 DubHacks events and formatting them in an HTML page for participants and sponsors to view. I wanted to showcase this data in support of being able to talk about diversity at hackathons and in the tech industry in a transparent, data-supported way. And I hope that the project can prompt similar conversations and openness across the hacker community.
View the DubHacks Stats Page here!