Want to create a website or app for the collective good? Join us at Hackdefy from March 26-28! Signing up with a team is strongly encouraged, but if you don't have one at the moment, we'll make one for you! There is no pressure for teams to submit a project at the end of the day, we just want everybody to have fun. Happy Hacking!

 

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Prizes

$1,165 in prizes

Grand Prize Winner

- $50 Debit Card X team member
- $250 in Bubble Credits X team member
- Category Prize

Best Activism Hack

-Squishmellow X team member
-Disney Plus for one month X team member
-Activism Sticker Pack X team member
-EchoAR Business Tier for one month X team member

Best Environment Hack

-Metal Straws X team member
-Spotify Premium for one month X team member
-Environment Sticker Pack X team member
-EchoAR Business Tier for one month X team member

Best Beginner Hack

-Disney Plus for three months X team member OR
-Spotify Premium for two months X team member OR
-Discord Nitro for two months X team member OR
-Netflix Basic for two months X team member
-EchoAR Business Tier for one month X team member

Best High School Hack

-Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse X team member
-EchoAR Business Tier for one month X team member

Best University Hack

-Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse X team member
-EchoAR Business Tier for one month X team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Countries: Any
  • Participants: Every member of a team or individual participant must be in either high school or university
  • Teams may have up to 4 people

Requirements

Project Requirements:

  1. Register for one of our 2 tracks (currently secret!) or 3 age/experience in hacking categories. Projects for the two tracks must be specific to them, anything goes for the 3 categories. Hackers may submit to only ONE track/category.
  2. All ideas and most code must be yours! Give credit where credit is due for APIs, etcs.
  3. Applications produced within the hackathon's time. 

Submit the following materials: 

  1. A demo video (linked through your Devpost submission on YouTube). Your video should include a demo of your application, an explanation of why it is needed/important, and how it fits into your track if you applied under one. The video does not need to be over 3 minutes long. 
  2. A completed submission form on Devpost before the deadline.

Judges

Emily Ye
Hack@Brown Organizing Team

Gabriel Moncau
TED Speaker

Jennifer Kim
Co-Director of BostonHacks

Sunmin Jennifer Roh
Former Director of BostonHacks

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO of EchoAR

Rishin Pandit
Director of HackIllinois

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative and unique is the project? Is the idea innovative? Did the group members “think outside the box?”
  • Feasibility
    How feasible is the project? Is it realistic? Do you see this project actually being used?
  • Presentation
    How well designed is the application? Is it easy to understand and use? Does it look clean, professional, and well polished? Is it functional?
  • Relevance
    Is the project relevant to current issues? Will it help resolve current problems? Will it remain relevant?
  • Technical complexity
    How technically impressive is the project? Was it simple to make or did the team members have to struggle in order to get it to work?
  • Usefulness
    How useful is the solution? Is it going to help with the problem addressed? Is it relevant to the theme? Do you see the project being used?

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