Judges

Mendel Rosenblum

Mendel Rosenblum
Co-founder of VMWare, Stanford Professor

Mar Hershenson

Mar Hershenson
Co-founder Pejman Mar Ventures

John Lilly

John Lilly
Greylock Partners, Former CEO of Mozilla

Ellen Levy

Ellen Levy
Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Connect

Kim Polese

Kim Polese
Chairwoman of ClearStreet

Bob Dougherty

Bob Dougherty
Stanford Professor, Neurobiological Imaging Center

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Challenge
    Hacks that are more difficult to implement will be scored highly. Impressive architecture, technical difficulty, and solving hard problems are all important parts of a successful hack. Using more advanced technologies is also a plus.
  • Polish
    Beautifully designed, and seamless and bug-less hacks, are impressive and rare, and will be valued as such. A fully polished product, ready to ship, and without major bugs or oversights, is great.
  • Creativity
    We want TreeHacks to be an environment that encourages highly innovative and different ideas, so we will be keeping an eye out for ideas that pique our interest or make us see the space or problem differently.