Help Redefine the Future of Fashion

Hackathons are the new way to push the boundaries of what you know and learn what you don't. They provide an environment to learn, explore, and engage to complete a project with a set amount of time. Students spend 36 hours building a project of their choice, such an app or a garment, while getting support from mentors and sponsors. Participants meet companies looking to hire while getting their hands on the latest tech. Students are given the opportunity to solve problems they see in the world by utilizing fashion and technology.

Schedule:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th

Knit Workshop
3-5 pm | Room 332, Rockwell Hall

Check in Starts
5 pm | 1st Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Opening Ceremonies
6:30 pm | 2nd Floor Auditorium, Rockwell Hall

Team Building / Idea Generation Event
7 pm | 2nd Floor Auditorium, Rockwell Hall

Tech Materials Preview
7 pm | TechStyleLAB Room 302, Rockwell Hall

Dinner - Make your own Fajita
7:30 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Hacking Starts
8 pm

Tech Materials Checkout
9 pm | TechStyleLAB Room 302, Rockwell Hall

Swag Giveaway #1
11 pm | 1st Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall


SATURDAY, JANUARY 26th

Breakfast - Breakfast Cereal & Toast
8 am | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Yoga - Bring your own mat
9 am | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

3D printing Available
9 am - 11 am | 1st Floor, Fashion Library

SPARK Innovation Studio Open
3D printing, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, CNC router
10 am - 7 pm | SPARK Innovation Studio

High School Coding Workshop
powered by Hacksu, LaunchNET and KSU RCET (Research Center for Educational Technology)
10 am - Noon | Room 128, Rockwell Hall

Moving Forward with Your Hack Workshop
Learn the steps to continue your project after this weekend.
10:30 am | 1st Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Intro to Patternmaking Workshop
11 am | Room 324, Rockwell Hall

Intro to Sewing Workshop
11:30 am | Room 324, Rockwell Hall

Lunch - Build your own sandwiches
12:30 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Adobe Illustrator/Design Workshop
Room 128, Rockwell Hall | 1:30 pm

Swag Giveaway #2
2 pm | 1st Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

3D Printing Workshop
Go to SPARK for 3D printing and a special giveaway!
3 pm | SPARK Innovation Studio

Build a Portfolio Website Workshop
Learn some basic web design to help get your creative portfolio off the ground
4 pm | Room 128, Rockwell Hall

Project Submission First Deadline - First Submit to DevPost
6 pm | Fashion School Library, Rockwell Hall

Dinner - Pasta with marinara sauce and meatballs from Belleria
7 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Snack - Hummus & Pita + Cookies
Midnight | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Ice Cream Sundae Bar powered by HacKSU
Midnight | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27th

Project Submission Final Deadline - Final Submit to DevPost
7 am | Fashion School Library, Rockwell Hall

Hacking Ends and Expo Setup
8 am | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

Breakfast - Tree City Coffee & Pastry Catering
8 am | Center for Architecture and Environmental Design Atrium

Project Expo
9 - 10:30 am | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

Closing Ceremonies
11 am | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental

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Eligibility

Submission will accepted by registered hackers.

Requirements

Project Submission First Deadline - First Submit to DevPost
6 pm | Fashion School Library, Rockwell Hall

Project Submission Final Deadline - Final Submit to DevPost
7 am | Fashion School Library, Rockwell Hall

Submission Information Required:

## Project Name

Include Team Member Names and Roles/Responsibilities 

## Built with
Let us know what you used to build your project. If you didn’t use any in a particular category please state n/a.

  • Hardware Used:
  • Software Used:
  • Development Framework:
  • Libraries Used:
  • Materials Used:
  • Fabrication Methods:

## Inspiration
Please describe what inspired you.

## What it does
Describe what your project does.

## How we built it
Please describe how you made your project.

## Challenges we ran into
What challenges did you run into?

## Accomplishments that we're proud of
What are you proud of in regards to your project

## What we learned
What did you learn? Takeaways and insights?

## What's next for your project
What are the next steps for your project? If you could continue developing your project, what would you do?

 

 

How to enter

Submission will be accepted on Sunday the 27th.

Judges

Margarita Benitez

Margarita Benitez
Kent State University

Ashley Kubley

Ashley Kubley
University of Cincinnati

Calvin Brant

Calvin Brant
Alsicousa.com

David Burghy

David Burghy
Columbus College of Art

Erica Montbach

Erica Montbach
Kent Displays

Heekyoung Jung

Heekyoung Jung
University of Cincinnati

J.R. Campbell

J.R. Campbell
Kent State University

Jackie Ruller

Jackie Ruller
Kent State University

Jihyun Kim

Jihyun Kim
Kent State University

Julie Messing

Julie Messing
LaunchNET

Kathleen Medicus

Kathleen Medicus
Kent State University

Ken Burns

Ken Burns
TinyCircuits

Mark Mistur

Mark Mistur
Kent State University

Mary Ruppert-Stroescu

Mary Ruppert-Stroescu
Washington University in St. Louis

Melissa Dawson

Melissa Dawson
Rochester Institute of Technology

Melody Tankersley

Melody Tankersley
Kent State University

milan

milan
George Brown College

Ruoming jin

Ruoming jin
Kent State University

Shajibur Rahman

Shajibur Rahman
SM Knitwears Ltd.

Tabitha Messmore

Tabitha Messmore
LaunchNET

Vladimira Steffek

Vladimira Steffek
George Brown College

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Judges will be looking at the following for each project. Items below are not equally weighted. 1) Concept Originality. 2) Technological Innovation. 3) Execution and Polish. 4) Communication, Presentation and Rigor. 5) Audience/Market Appeal/Usability:
  • 1) Concept Originality
    How novel is the concept or application? Has it been done before? Is the approach novel? The work should exhibit depth of understanding and insight.
  • 2) Technological Innovation
    How innovative is the use of technology: have advances been made in the use of standard tools for a new purpose? Have new technologies been developed? What does the technology bring to the wearer or the viewer in the wearable environment?
  • 3) Execution and Polish
    How professional and polished is the finished product? Have appropriate or novel construction techniques been implemented? How have standard hardware components been adapted for the wearable environment?
  • 4) Communication and Rigor
    How well have the concept, novelty, and use of technology been communicated? Is the idea and process evident in written and visual materials?
  • 5) Audience/Usability
    How appropriate is the design for the intended audience/purpose? (Most Visually/Aesthetically Compelling) How well have the designers addressed the usability of their interface/interaction? (Best wearable tech to solve a problem)