🏆 PRIZES 🏆
Galp, GoWithFlow and Microsoft will offer the following selection of prizes:
1st place - 3,000€
2nd place - 1,000€
3rd place - 1,000€
All members of the 10 finalist teams will get:
- A selection of SWAGs from Microsoft (Azure socks, stickers and an exclusive backpack)
- Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers
- Azure Hero Badges
Each judge has a limited amount of KAI tokens to invest and back the eligible projects. The final result is produced based on the amount of KAIs each project gets.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 best teams, considering the following criteria:
In this area the jury will be evaluating both the team’s solution and approach to solving their proposed problem. It's all about innovative and creative problem solving. Desired solutions should present new, outside the box approaches to solve a problem; new processes and ways to collect or present data; automation of processes; and many other smart, cost-effective, creative means to build smarter and more impactful solutions. Also, this will evaluate how the team’s solution differentiates itself from other already existing solutions, how they are unique and different and why they have a chance to thrive. The innovative use of the Microsoft Azure platform and its different features and solutions will also be considered.
Start with defining a clear problem statement (“why?”) and develop a solution with a clear value proposition (“how”). Value propositions can be delivered in terms of productivity improvement, cost reduction, enhanced safety and more. The jury will evaluate this aspect of the proposal on if there is a clear problem/need being solved addressed by the team, and how well the solution presented addresses these aspects.
Progress & Functionality
The jury will be looking at how the team and the project have evolved during the Hackathon. How far the team has gone in implementing their solution, is there a prototype or something tangible? Are the main aspects of their solution implemented as part of the first interaction/MVP/PoC? This evaluation will always take into account the duration of the Hackathon and what can be done in that length of time so that teams tackling big and complex projects will be levelled in the same way as teams that have less complex issues to implement.
Solution Alignment with Hackathon Proposed Challenge
The jury will score each team’s proposal in terms of how they align to one or multiple of the Hackathon proposed challenges. This should help teams to solve the problem in a more narrow problem space, without being a limitation to the creative process that they should use and excel at. The challenges are open and broad enough to include a lot of different possible solutions and areas of interest to ensure diversity and innovation to fill the event. A team can address multiple challenge spaces at one and not only be focussed on one single challenge space if they prefer. The jury will score this alignment at the early submission to ensure an overall alignment before the work starts.
Pitch Quality and Impact
The jury will score each team’s final pitch in terms of its ability to be impactful in the duration given to them for the presentation.