Judges & Criteria
We've lined up a panel of top-notch judges, including:
Albert Wenger, managing partner at Union Square Ventures
Nikhil Kalghatgi, principal at Softbank Capital
Sarah Kessler, writer at Fast Company
John Bunting, API Lead at Tumblr
Michael Geer, founder at CauseCart
Hacks will be judged on viability, creativity, technical skill and design.
Creativity: The degree by which The Hack, and its approach, is original and innovative. A great creative hack illustrates a deviation from traditional thinking.
Technical: The degree by which The Hack is intelligently scoped and coded. A great technical hack indicates a firm understanding of the project's needs as it's rolled out, integrated, and scaled.
Design: The degree by which The Hack successfully marries the back-end system with a compelling front-end experience. A great design hack embeds itself into every corner of the project.
Viability: The degree by which The Hack is likely to succeed in garnering adoption or long-term usage. A great viable hack demonstrates a mastery of the original problem.