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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Prizes

$36,691 in prizes

1st Overall

- GoPro Session
- $100 in Heroku credit
- 12 month access codes to Pluralsight
- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

2nd Overall

- Google Homes
-12 month access codes to Pluralsight
- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

3rd Overall

- 12 month access codes to Pluralsight
- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- GitHub octocat statues

$742 * 4

Best Beginner Hack

- $2000 scholarship to Make School Summer Academy
- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform + 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Amazon Echo Dots

$2,512 per person * 4

Best Web App

- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Chromecast

Best Android App

- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Exclusive Splunk t-shirts

Best iOS App

- $2000 scholarship to Make School Summer Academy
- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Game

- 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform
- 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition
- 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- 1 spherical aquatic ecosystem

The Best Use of IBM APIs

- 20 hours of One on One Technical Consultation
- 120 Day of Bluemix Cloud Trial Extension
- Swag Bag for each member of the team

Prize Criteria:
- 30% Use of IBM Bluemix APIs
- 25% Technical Difficulty, working prototype
- 25% Innovative & Originality of idea

20% Ability to articulate

Best use of Redis

Adafruit Kits

.Tech Best Hack with .tech domain name

$50 Amazon Gift Vouchers for each person on the winning team

Best use of healthcare datasets

- $50 Amazon voucher per team member
- unlimited data from John Snow Labs' entire data catalog for a year
- Featured on John Snow Labs' social media
- 3 curated datasets specifically for the needs of their project, and provide free updates, for a year

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Punniest Domain Name from Domain.com

Make a website and make it funny! You don't need to get DNS records setup, just proof you got a domain setup in your Domain.com account.

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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

How to enter

  • Please subscribe to our website¬†for more information¬†

Judges

TBD

TBD

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?