HACKAUBG 3.0

February 26th-28th, 2021

Online Programming Hackathon

In English

Registration is CLOSED!

ONLINE

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What is HackAUBG?

HackAUBG is a 3-day-long programming hackathon organized by The Hub AUBG. 10 teams of university and high-school students will have 48 hours to create an IT solution and profitable product along a common social theme, i.e. Digital Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability, etc. Of course, the theme is kept secret until the beginning of the competition! There is no limit to the technologies the teams can use in development and many take advantage of the mentors and their knowledge of cutting-edge practices to give something new and exciting a try!

Yes! The teams are not alone in their journey! Mentors – IT professionals from Bulgaria who specialize in a wide range of technologies, are there to help the teams develop, design, and create business plans for their projects! Last, but not least, is the product presentation and software demo in front of the judges panel, where the teams get to wow the audience and show the potential of their creativity and the fruits of their labor.

The HackAUBG Journey

How to participate in HackAUBG Online Programming Hackathon – HackAUBG 3.0

STEP 01

Put Together a Team and Register

the hub aubg hackathon journey team formation

Get together with some fellow enthusiasts and register in the form below! Teams must be between 3 and 6 people. However, if you have less, the Hub team will help you link up with other hackers waiting to participate. If the number of registered teams becomes larger than 10, your team will be waitlisted until the last week before the competition. 

the hub aubg hackathon journey team formation
the hub aubg hackathon journey registration confirmation

STEP 02

Meet The Hub and Prepare

the hub aubg hackathon journey registration confirmation

Right after you click the ‘Register’ button you’ll get an email confirming your place. Then in the following 48 hours you will receive another email from us introducing you to your team facilitator – a member of The Hub who will guide and assist you through everything HackAUBG 3.0. Pro tip: take a few days to research some hackathon strategies, after all, you don’t want to be unprepared for you chance to bring home the prize of 2250 BGN!

STEP 03

Get Hacking!

the hub aubg hackathon journey coding

HackAUBG 3.0 starts on Friday, 26th of February. Since this edition of the hackathon is online, you need to secure a stable online connection and login to the Zoom Opening Ceremony! Each team member needs to be connected, or if you have gathered to code together, let us know in advance! Check out the Schedule below for all the details. Your facilitator will be checking in with you to make sure you have access to everything you need. Once the theme is announced, give it all you’ve got to develop, design, and strategize the most amazing software solution! 

the hub aubg hackathon journey coding
the hub aubg hackathon presenting to the jury

STEP 04

Present and Win

the hub aubg hackathon presenting to the jury

The is the home-stretch! You’ve put in the work and now need to blow the judges away! Your task consists of a pretty straight-forward Product Presentation, Software Demo and QA session with the judge panel. Check out the links below to see some of our tips and guides to creating the best project and giving an awesome presentation! Also, find below the Grading Criteria that the judges will use to determine the winners. 

Check out the HackAUBG 2.0 Recap:

Schedule

Schedule:

friday 26th

6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony - FB Live, Zoom

6:45 PM

6:45 PM

Theme Announcement - Online

7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Brainstorming

9:30 PM

9:30 PM

Team Project Ideas Pitch - Zoom

10:15 PM

10:15 PM

Coding

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

Games and Brain Reset - Online

Opening Ceremony - FB Live, Zoom

Theme Announcement - Online

Brainstorming

Team Project Ideas Pitch - Zoom

Coding

Games and Brain Reset - Online

saturday 27th

12:45 AM

12:45 AM

Coding

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Wake up Energizer - Online

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Meet your Mentors - Zoom

10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Coding

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Mentorship Start - Online

6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Mentorship End, Coding

11:00 PM

11:00 PM

Chill Sessions - Online

12:00 AM

12:00 AM

Coding

Coding

Wake up Energizer - Online

Meet your Mentors - Zoom

Coding

Mentorship Start - Online

Mentorship End, Coding

Chill Sessions - Online

Coding

sunday 28th

00:00 AM

00:00 AM

Coding

2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Deadline to Submit Projects

3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Presentations - Zoom, FB Live

5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Award Ceremony - Zoom, FB Live

Coding

Deadline to Submit Projects

Presentations - Zoom, FB Live

Award Ceremony - Zoom, FB Live

Awards

the hub aubg hackathon gold cup first place awards

2250 BGN

First Place

the hub aubg hackathon silver cup second place awards

1500 BGN

Second Place

the hub aubg hackathon gold cup first place awards

2250 BGN

First Place

the hub aubg hackathon bronze cup third place awards

750 BGN

Third Place

And much more!

Take part in the games we have prepared!
All participants will receive giftbags with swag from The Hub and HackAUBG 3.0 partners!

Mentors

Milena Georgieva
ScaleFocus

Site Lead, Java, SOA

Daniil Dotsev
ScaleFocus

Senior Software Engineer

Nikolay Ivanov
ScaleFocus

Software Engineer, .NET, Azure

Georgi Ganchev
Amplify Analytix

Senior Data Scientist

Kristiyan Krumov
Uber

Software Engineer, AI

Nikolay Babanov
ChaosGroup

Software Engineer, UI

Boyan Vushkov
Astea Solutions

Senior Software Engineer

Iliya Zhechev
Astea Solutions

Software Engineer, ML

Veli Pehlivanov
Resolute Software

Co-founder & CTO

Angel Miladinov
Weband

CTO

Nikola Toshev
ROITI

Team Lead Data Engineers

Georgi Bichev
Anakatech

Team Lead, Web, AI

Miloslav Milenkov
MusalaSoft

Software Engineer, WebRTC

Dian Asenov
Gameloft

Lead Front End Developer

Mihail Mihaylov
AUBG Alumnus

ML, Computer Vision

To learn more about the mentors visit our Facebook pagе

Judges

hackaubg 3.0 online programming hackathon judge ekaterina marinova

Ekaterina Marinova

Ekaterina is a Data and Innovation Strategist at Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria, focused at the data aspect of the digital transformation through which the bank is going. She is also working as Big Data and ML Adjunct Professor at AUBG.

hackaubg 3.0 online programming hackathon judge vladimir georgiev

Vladimir Georgiev

Professor of Computer Science at AUBG. Software Development perfectionist with an eye for detail. His research areas include fields like: e-Learning, Data Visualization, 3D Rendering for the Web, e-Healthcare.

hackaubg 3.0 online programming hackathon judge mihail mikov

Mihail Mikov

Mihail Mikov is an AUBG Computer Science alumni, currently working as an Engineering Manager at SumUp. He has over 10 years of professional software engineering experience in building and running large scale distributed systems.

hackaubg 3.0 online programming hackathon judge arthur pantelides

Arthur Pantelides

Professor of Business Administration at AUBG. Arthur Pantelides has over 20 years experience in industry in the areas of international manufacturing operations and strategic management consulting.

hackaubg 3.0 online programming hackathon judge hristo georgiev

Hristo Georgiev

Hristo graduated from AUBG in 2016 and founded Centroida, which was later acquired by Scalefocus. Currently, Hristo is based in Zürich, Switzerland, and is involved in various technology initiatives.

Partners

the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo softuni
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo google
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo municipality blagoevgrad
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo tuk-tam
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo hackconf
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo devstyler
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo anthill
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo dnevnik

Sponsors

the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo infragistics
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo uber
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo vmware
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor amplify analytics logo
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo creative assembly
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo scalefocus
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo chaosgroup
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo shield ui
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo astea solutions
the hub aubg hackaubg 3.0 sponsor weband logo
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo grafixoft
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo roiti
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo resolute software
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo anakatech
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo dopamine
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo telebid pro
the hub aubg hackathon 3.0 sponsor logo progress

Registration for HackAUBG 3.0 is closed!
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Good luck to the teams!

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FAQ

What is the deadline for registering?

Registration was open until Sunday, February 21st, 2021.

Can I register without a team?

Yes! If your alone or if you have only 1 teammate you can register and a facilitator from the Hub organizing team will help you in finding more teammates. The wisest team-combo would be a developer or two, a designer, and one or two business planners.

Can I start developing something in advance?

We would advise you not to begin developing anything, since the theme is what matters most when you decide on the project. However, you can definitely research winning projects from other hackathons and practice brainstorming and developing with your team.

Is there a theme for this hackathon?

Yes! However, the HackAUBG format requires that the theme is kept a secret until the Opening Ceremony on Friday.

Will there be a communication board where I can ask questions during the event?

Yes, indeed! It will be in the form of a private Facebook group for all the registered participants. We’ll send you a link with your registration confirmation email.

Is there a specific technology I need to use for my project?

None at all. Although, the judges do reward the projects with more modern tech-stacks a bit higher usually. But, most importantly, remember to focus on the execution!

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