1000-student, 24-hour high school hackathon in the Bay Area

HSHacks is the biggest high school hackathon in the world. 24 hours, with workshops, activities, mentors, awesome swag and anything you can think of.

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  • Anyone in high school.
  • All must be present at HSHacks III.
  • Teams of up to 4.

How to enter

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Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack similar to any other generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely new, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Will people use it? Does it fulfill a real need people have? Does it solve a problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically fascinating or challenging? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable as of now? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it aesthetic pleasing?