📱Hack Challenge

Original Author: Vin Bui

Midpoint Due: Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:59pm Final Due: Fri Dec 1, 2023 11:59pm

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What is the Hack Challenge?

The Hack Challenge is an AppDev courses tradition where students across our 4 courses (iOS, Android, Backend, and DPD) come together to create their own mobile app in 2 weeks.

Why a Hack Challenge as a final project?

The purpose of our courses is to help our students gain skills that they can take into industry. The best way to develop these skills is by pursuing projects, especially with a team. Additionally, you will be able to put this on your portfolio, which will be an important factor when applying for internships.

How will the groups be assigned? Where will we find teams?

This depends on the number of students we have across all courses. However, most teams typically consist of 2-3 frontend members, 1-2 backend members and 1 designer. We will do a team matching mixer when the Hack Challenge begins. During this mixer, you will meet students in other courses and form a team.

Each team will also have a frontend mentor as well as a backend mentor to provide any help if needed.

How will grading work?

As a reminder, the Hack Challenge is worth 30% of your final grade. For iOS, you are required to have the following:

Midpoint Submission

  • Multiple screens that you can navigate between OR at least one scrollable view.

Final Submission

  • Multiple screens that you can navigate between.

  • At least one scrollable view.

  • Networking integration with a backend API.

Note that you can use either UIKit or SwiftUI for the Hack Challenge.

Do we win prizes?

Yes! We have prizes and awards for the following:

  • 🏆 Best Overall

  • 💻 Best Backend

  • 📱 Best UI

  • 🎨 Most Creative

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