Houston's Premier Innovation Experience

CodeRED Exploration will feature two tracks: Internet of Things and Augmented / Virtual Reality. Teams can submit their projects to one of these tracks for a chance to win one of the great prizes for that track. Even if the project does not fall under a particular track, the team will have a chance to take home the general prize.

See our website for more information at uhcode.red

Each of our sponsors have a track as well!

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Eligibility

All student hackers who are 16 years old by November 4th, 2017 can attend. This includes high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Requirements

Submission requirements

- You are allowed to enter ONE (1) submission for consideration by the judges. 

- Source code via GitHub repository (preferred) or compressed .zip

- Please be prepared to demo your submission IN PERSON to the judges.

- Please include the following information in the description for your submission:

  •   Inspiration for your submission
  •   What your submission does
  •   How you built it
  •   Challenges that you ran into, and how you overcame them
  •   Accomplishments that you're proud of
  •   What's next for your product?

- (Optional) Anything else you want to include

 

Judges

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Gene Janiszewski
Paradigm Group, Inc.

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Sanjay Parihar
Academy Sports

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Reenie Askew
City of Houston

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Michelle Ferrel
Croozen

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George Crawford
Catapult Energy Services

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Faysal Sharif
Oracle

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Andrew Rubin
Virtus Partners, LLC

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Victoria HIlford
University of Houston

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Kashif Khan
Chevron

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Moe Khan
Oracle

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Phillip Schmidt
Oracle

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Sayali Ketkar
Houston Methodist

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Ginny Torno
Houston Methodist

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Deepesh Jain
PROS

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Sindhu Menon
City of Houston

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Chris Buckner
FanReact

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Ken Myers
FanReact

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Giulia Toti
University of Houston

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Ernesto Bochas Jauregui
BlueChasm

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Syed Raza
CougarCS

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    Was the project like nothing you have seen before? Did it use a particularly clever technique? Did it use many different components in a unique way? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface; is it creative? For a website, this might be about how beautiful it is. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Implementation
    Does the project work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted? Was this the most optimal way to solve this problem?
  • Application
    What are the real-life applications of this project? What are the short-term and long-term benefits of this project? How would this effect society?
  • Presentation
    How well is the project presented to the judges? Are the goals and achievements of the project clearly explained? Was the presentation professional and engaging? Did it make you want to invest in the product?