An online hackathon for high school students!

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/uEsE7FYZmuDtTmuP9

There’s something about being under a deadline that generates the best ideas. That’s why high school students strategically plan to do assignments right at the last minute. At hths.hacks(), we believe that tech can change the world, so we’re challenging you to solve a problem in 24 hours. Due to the recent crisis, hths.hacks() will be taking place entirely online, but don't worry, we didn't forget about the prizes. You'll still get the opportunity to meet some fellow hackers and great sponsors, the chance to win some prizes and learn something new. Let’s see what you can create!

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Prizes

$25,240 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switch Lite, 1 year of Wolfram|One, 6 months of 1Password Personal, 4 months of CloudSploit Standard, $25 Art of Problem Solving Coupon

2nd Place

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses, 1 year of Wolfram|One

3rd Place

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, 1 year of Wolfram|One

Honorable Mention (3)

1 year of Wolfram|One

People's Choice

Rocketbook, $125 in Bugsee credit

Best COVID-19 Hack

Tile Mate, $125 in Bugsee credit

Most Unique Hack

$1,000 grant from the 1517 Fund, $10,000 in AWS credit

Best Use of EchoAR

$50 Amazon gift card, 1 month of EchoAR Business

Best Gaming Hack

HyperX Alloy Core RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboard

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event is open to current high school students.

Requirements

We want you to have the most time to hack, but we still need to fully understand your project in order to judge it fairly. In general, please make sure you meet all the requirements below. HOWEVER, you will not be awarded more points just because your video has better transitions or because there are spelling mistakes. We are judging the hack, not your video editing or writing skills.

Your submission must contain the following requirements to be considered for a prize:

  • 3-minute video (or less) demonstrating your hack
    • Include a quick elevator pitch of what your project is
    • Include a full demo of your project working. We will not be running your projects
    • Explain quickly what technologies you used and what you went through
  • Description of the project on Devpost
    • Please fill in all the categories in the template. Because we are virtual, we want the most information so we can give everyone the best shot at winning.
  • Link to your code/schematics
    • Ideally please link a Github repo
    • We do NOT need documentation. We would rather you spend more time hacking and less time documenting

Judges

Paul Klein
Co-founder and CTO, Stream

Warfa Jibril

Warfa Jibril
Software Engineer, Google

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
Software Engineer, Facebook

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Functionality
    Is the hack a functional, working project, rather than just an idea?