We-Ace Hackathon 2021
We-Ace Hackathon 2021




We-Ace Hackathon 2021

COVID-19 has thrown us into a humanitarian crisis, but a greater threat looms in the future. The We-Ace Hackathon 2.0, in partnership with IBM, is a call to action to tackle the single largest challenge in the face of humanity— Climate Change. Through this hackathon, we aim to bring together transformative ideas and innovative solutions for the betterment of our environment.

The theme for this year’s Hackathon is "She the Force: Hack for Sustainability with Tech Solutions", and is a way for women to collaborate and create a positive impact, with the power to save our planet, as well as, pave way for a safer future for generations to come.

  • Registration Begins - 19th May
  • Registration Closes - 12th June
  • Mentoring & Technology Enablement session by IBM & We-Ace – 10th to 15th June
  • Hackathon Event timeline – 16th to 18th June
  • Last date of idea submission - 18th June End Of Day

  • Teams can consist of a maximum of five members with not more than 2 male members. Team leader has to be a female candidate. Each team can have one mentor apart from five team members. Mentors can be male or female. You are not allowed to be a part of more than one team at the event.
  • In the spirit of Hackathon, we recommend participants to not start development before the actual date of event. However, teams can brainstorm ideas and create wireframes before the event.
  • A team can submit only one entry for the Hackathon.
  • Post registration on We-Ace platform, teams are advised to register for the Call for Code (https://developer.ibm.com/callforcode/get-started/) and be a part of the slack channel for discussion on any query resolution.
  • Your submission must use one or more of IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems. See the IBM Cloud catalog for a list of services that can be used. Your application can use additional data sets, libraries, and externally hosted services to complement the IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems.

  • Who will own the Intellectual Property Rights to my final product?
    • It is yours. You are the solution creator, and you will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be on the public domain (Github) for it to be evaluated by the jury panel.
  • Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the challenge?
    • You have the flexibility to work as per your convenience. We expect solutions to be submitted within the mentioned timeframe.
  • Do we need the entire idea completely working?
    • The jury will need to see a solution that can be evaluated to establish the feasibility of the solution. Therefore, try to work towards the logical representation of the solution and define the problem statement as clearly as you can. The more complete it is, the better the jury can evaluate.
  • What is the role of mentor?
    • Mentors will guide and discuss ideas with participants. It will help participants in putting their knowledge into practice. You can also connect with IBM mentors through the slack channel. They can provide you with answers on the competition rules and guide you through the technical resources.
  • What should the idea be based upon?
    • A. We welcome original ideas as long as they are in line with the theme of the Hackathon. Please avoid plagiarism. You may use the code that is open sourced and publicly available.

To submit your solution for ‘She the Force: Hack for Sustainability with tech solutions’, your team leader will require to provide following details:

  • Submission name: The name for your solution in five words or less.
  • Long description: Describe your solution in more detail. Give us a more-detailed description of what you’re building, what problem you are solving, and why it matters in less than 500 words.
  • Solution roadmap: How mature is your submission and where do you intend to take it from here?
  • Link to GitHub code repository. You can provide additional description and diagrams here.
  • Link to a three-minute demo video. Record a demo of your project, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and share the URL.
  • List of IBM Cloud Services or IBM Systems used in the solution.
  • Team leaders will need to provide information on up to four additional team members.

Completeness and transferability

How fully has the idea been implemented? Can it achieve an impact in the field? Can it be transferred elsewhere?

Effectiveness and efficiency

Does the solution address a high-priority area? Does it achieve its goal effectively and efficiently? Can it scale?

Design and usability

How good is the design, user experience, and ease of use of the solution? How quickly can it be put to use?

Creativity and innovation

How unique was the approach to solving a long-standing or previously intractable problem?