American Airlines Challenge - Flight Enhancement
Build something that helps us elevate the customer travel experience, boost operational efficiencies and employee performance (baggage handling, gate agents, etc.), or enhance American’s brand image.
The American team will provide more details via Discord and Hangar.
2nd Place: 50k AAdvantage Miles*
* Prize sums represent the total miles per team and the amount will be split evenly between all team members
Goldman Sachs Challenge - Investment Strategy
BackgroundGoldman Sachs provides a wide range of financial services including investment management solutions across all major asset classes to a diverse set of institutional and individual clients. As such, among other things, we focus on a variety of macro, quantitative and research data to identify investment ideas and trends.
Retail investors have been on rise over the past couple of years. Retail investors are most likely to look beyond traditional stock fundamentals and are increasingly influenced by Social Media activity. Social media chatter and sentiments are significantly connected with stock price movements, retail flows and short selling activity. In fact, recent studies have shown that the majority of institutional investors also use social media as part of their regular work flow. Information obtained through social media has directly influenced an investment recommendation or decision.
ChallengeThe GS Challenge for the Hackathon proposes building co-relation between non-traditional fundamentals like social media chatter and activity, industry leader influences, trends/bubbles created by groups of retail investors etc, and their relation to performance of different types of asset classes including digital/crypto. We would like the participants to develop an investment platform that makes investment recommendations and trading strategy by leveraging data available on historic and current performance of investment products and data available from various outlets on social media activity, sentiment, chatter, influencers etc. You are encouraged to explore beyond the traditional metrics and research different ways this information could be presented as a critical tool, including possibly assigning ‘Social Ratings/Scores’ and tying this research to preferences that users might have based on their own investment history and risk tolerance.
Second Place: Apple Airpods
Third Place: Doordash Gift Cards
Capital One Challenge - Best Financial Hack
*If you are submitting a project to the Capital One ‘Best Financial Hack’ challenge, you must submit a 5-minute video to be considered.
EOG Resources Challenge - Operations Optimization
Checkout our github for more info here!
StateFarm Challenge - 100-Year Anniversary
2nd place: Oculus Quest 2 128 GB
3rd place: Logitech Mechanical Keyboard
Student Government Challenge - Improving Student Life
This challenge will be judged by the Office of Information Technology, with prizes being awarded to UTD students only.
Second Place: Airpod Pros
Project Nebula Challenge
Your challenge is to build a tool using the Nebula API that helps students during their time in college. Think big: we envision dashboards, interactive planners, and chatbots, but we encourage you to dig deep and build something really cool and creative.
Only currently enrolled UTD students are eligible to participate in this challenge. All students who submit a project for this challenge will be considered for an interview to join our maintainer team.
Your project will be evaluated on:
- Student usefulness
- Novelty and creativity
- Project functionality