***More information to be announced as details become finalized. Stay tuned!***

UPDATE (9/2): Added Agenda

UPDATE (9/27): The Theme for this year's SASEhack is Health Technology.

UPDATE (10/1): REGISTRATION DEADLINE 10/1 @ 11:59pm. Teams now must have a minimum of 3 members and maximum 5 members.

UPDATE (10/3): Judging/Submission Criteria and Resources added. Mentors, judges, and challenge topics to be updated shortly.



  • Thurs. October 1st, 2020 - Pre-Hack Kickoff @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm ET
  • Sat. October 3rd, 2020 - SASEhack @ 11:00am - 12:00am (Sun.) ET


  • REMOTE ! ! ! From the comfort of your home or anywhere else you feel safe and comfortable to partake in the hack


  • Create something exciting and showcase your talent
  • Experience teamwork dynamic (a viable skillset that every employer seeks)
  • Opportunity for winning project recognition on SASE national social media. Get featured and show off your win to 70+ companies that will be at the SASE Virtual Career Fair!


  1. Register on this Devpost like any other hackathon
  2. Register for SASEhack through SASENC2020 registration 
    • Choose an option with SASEhack included
  3. If you have a team, be sure all of your teammates have registered on this Devpost
    • If you don't have a team, you can search for one here on Devpost or join our SASEhack Slack server and search in #need-a-team

AGENDA: all times are in Eastern Time*

Thursday, October 1 - Pre-Hack Kickoff
  • 7:30 PM: Opening Remarks
  • 7:45 PM: Expectations and Preparing for the Hack
  • 8:00 PM: Team Formation Activities
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00PM: Games (optional)
Saturday, October 3 - SASEhack 2020
  • 11:00 AM: Registration Check-in Begins
  • 11:30 AM: Welcome, Opening Remarks
  • 12:00 PM: Begin Hacking!
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Keynote Speaker
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Virtual Activity
  • 10:00 PM: Project Submission Deadline
  • 10:00 PM: Judges Begin Pre-Screening
  • 10:45 PM: Live Demo Presentations and Judging
  • 11:40 PM: Winners Announcement and Closing


Health Technology


*You may select up to 1 challenge topic. You do not have to have a solution that covers both topics.

  • Contact Tracing: How can we better identify people who may have come into contact with an infected person? Use open data sources to develop a solution that would improve contact tracing efforts to help prevent or slow the spread of a virus. Consider how data and technology may be used to help the public community stay safe or help health officials further limit potential exposures. 
  • Remote Healthcare: How can we make health services more accessible and affordable? Develop a solution that would make obtaining medication, treatment, or non-surgical care easier for individuals. Consider how technology can be used by both patients and/or healthcare professionals to ease the process of obtaining and/or providing a health service.


Dave Chen, Director of Engineering @ Google

"Exposure Notifications: Using Technology to Help Public Authorities Fight COVID-19"


Vaishinavi Kishore, Systems Usability Engineer @ GE Healthcare

Stefan Pascu, Senior Data Scientist @ Oceaneering

Donna French, CSE Senior Lecturer @ The University of Texas at Arlington

Rolland Huie, IT Coordinator @ The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers


1) Participants must be high school or college students at the time of the event -- undergrad or grad. During check-in on Zoom, participants will be asked to fill out a sign-in form that asks to submit proof of student status.

2) Teams must have at least 3 members and at most 5 members.

3) All teammates must have pre-registered for SASEhack through SASENC2020 registration as well as on this Devpost.

4) Hacks must have started at SASEhack. Any prior work may not be used at SASEhack, but prior ideas are welcome!


Develop a hack that addresses one of the two challenges outlined above!

Software hacks are highly encouraged to develop for SASEhack 2020 as we are unable to provide resources for hardware-based projects due to our virtual environment.


Pre-screening: 10:00pm - 10:30pm ET

  • Teams will pre-record a demo and include it in their Devpost Submission for viewing in the Project Gallery.

  • Pre-recorded videos must be no longer than 3 minutes.

  • During Pre-screening, our judges will view and evaluate the submissions.

Virtual Live Demonstration in Zoom: 10:30pm - 11:30pm ET

  • The top 6-8 teams will move on to live demos and anyone can tune in on Zoom to watch.

  • Presentation Time will be a total of 7 minutes.

    • 4- minute demo

    • 3- minute Q&A



  1. Enter the name of your hack.

  2. Add ALL your team members to your Devpost submission

  3. Record a 3-minute pitch of your hack
  4. Tell us about your hack! Be sure to include any relevant images and include the video in your description.

  5. Include a link to your hack (if applicable)

  6. Submit before the deadline! No later than 10:00PM ET, Saturday Oct 3rd.


Pitch your project within 3 minutes! Devpost accepts links to YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku. Videos may be recorded through external platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams, or additional recording platforms that your team sees fit. Please take into consideration recording/edit time when allocating time to your project and submission.

File Upload

The platform allows you to upload one file. However, you may combine your files into a single ZIP file if you so choose.

Be sure to specify which challenge topic your project is addressing!


***Note: Judging System may be adjusted depending on number of team submissions received.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,750 in prizes

Top Team

$1000 will be evenly divided between the team members listed.

Runner Up

$500 will be evenly divided between the team members listed.

Fan Favorite

$250 will be evenly divided between the team members listed.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Pranitha Gottipati

Pranitha Gottipati
PhD, Scientific Reviewer

Jessica Moy

Jessica Moy
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Clarence Low

Clarence Low
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Vaithiya Pasupathy

Vaithiya Pasupathy

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Merit (20%)
    - Clear understanding of the challenges being addressed - Develops logical and workable solution and approach to solving the problem - Analytic techniques used are applied correctly - Exhibits strong understanding of the technology and data available
  • Originality (20%)
    - Idea is a unique or creative take on an existing solution - Solution is ambitious in addressing challenges defined - Solution addressed the theme and made use of provided resources - Concept was developed in cooperation with team and not independently
  • Impact (20%)
    - The submission describes the breadth of impact of the innovation - The concept is well thought-out and improves the quality of healthcare - The concept has an intuitive design for ease of use to appeal to users
  • Practicality (15%)
    - The team understands who benefits from their concept - The solution can be implemented in a practical manner - The concept is likely to be accepted and easily used by the community
  • Quality of Presentation (25%)
    - Clear presentation of solution - The team is able to explain their work and how they came to their solution - There is a presence of teamwork and integration

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