2018 - BESmart Hackathon

BE Smart Hackathon 2018

The Black Enterprise 2018 BE Smart Hackathon is part of the TechConneXt Summit held in Silicon Valley, is a 24- to 36-hour hackathon in which 15 teams of four college students each work collaboratively to develop an app and compete for prizes.

2017 students enjoyed an all-expenses-paid experience that included a fun ice-breaker activity as well as several skill-building workshops in addition to opportunities to meet sponsors and summit attendees. This year’s hackers are charged with creating a virtual retail environment for Toyota, and each team will submit concept documents and storyboards before the hackathon begins.

Three judges assess the students’ apps in light of their projected impact, innovation, and technical achievement, as well as the students’ ability to work as a team and on presentation skills. After meeting with each of the teams one-on-one, the judges select the top three teams to present on the main stage before all summit attendees.

BETEAM

SHELLY
JONES JENNINGS

V.P./Director of Digital,
Black Enterprise

LYDIA T. BLANCO

Digital Community Specialist
Black Enterprise

YOLANDA V.
COOK

Cheif of Staff, Office of The CEO
Black Enterprise

Teams

Crypto-Huncho

 

Cyber Squad

 

The Panthers

 

The Mighty Hornets

 

Wild Devils

 

The Keys

 

Strike Cube

 

The Pirates

 

Blue Tigers

Smith Tech Ventures

 

Maroon Tigers

 

Morgan Bears

 

Aggies#

 

THE JAGUARS

 

Golden Tigers

 

XU Wakanda Code Diggers (XUWCD)

SCHOOLS

JUDGES

MENTORS