A fun, 24 hour online hackathon made for both new and experienced high school students.

Hack3 aims to empower high school students to learn computer science, especially for those in underrepresented demographics to increase diversity for generations to come. We hope that by bringing students of all backgrounds together, we will be able to foster innovation, creativity, and create new lifelong friendships for hackers. 

 

We aim to connect hundreds of students of all skill levels, both novice and experienced, to learn to build novel projects that will positively impact the world. Participants will have 24 hours to develop a product that targets one of three tracks, including COVID-19, groundbreaking technologies, and recreation, and participants will learn from numerous workshops led by industry professionals

 

Our opening ceremony begins at July 11 at 12:00 PM EDT. Attendance is compulsory. The link is found in our Slack, which can be accessed after completing our registration form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjCtcfuSKbBRd9ndnY1kPZ0U9U7qTgjrjIv87VW_GaAT02AQ/viewform. You need a Google Account to complete it. 

 

Important times (All times are in EDT): 

July 11

12:00 PM: Opening Ceremony (Mandatory)

1:00 PM: Hacking Starts

July 12:

1:00 PM: Hacking Stops, Judging Starts & Public Voting Starts

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Closing Ceremony, Winners Released

Full Schedule With Workshops: https://hack3.co/schedule/

 

Read more at https://hack3.co

Email us at team@hack3.co if you have any questions. 

View full rules

Prizes

$50,000 in prizes

1st Place Prize

1. $300 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

2nd Place Prize

1. $250 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

3rd Place Prize

1. $150 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

Popular Choice Award

After judging begins, participants will be able to view other submissions, submit feedback, and vote for the best one. The submission with the most votes that has not won any other award will win the popular choice award.

1. A donation of Hack3's leftover funds to a charity of choice.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

COVID-19 Track Winner

Use technology to help fight COVID-19. Use machine learning to help predict trends, or create something to help healthcare workers.

1. $100 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

New Technology Track Winner

Use the latest in cutting-edge technologies to create a cool application. Learn about novel techniques in blockchain or machine learning.

1. $100 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

Recreation Track Winner

Build a virtual world better than the real one. Program games, social networks, or multimedia experiences.

1. $100 to the team.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

3. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

Honorable Mention: Best Beginner Project

Opt in if at least one team member in your team had no experience at the start of Hack3 and learned along the way.

1. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

2. Each team member located in the U.S. will also be mailed swag.

Honorable Mention: Best Usage Of A Server

Hosting a project locally on your computer is great, but hosting a project on a server allows teams to showcase projects across the entire internet. The team that incorporates a server in their project in the most meaningful way qualifies for this award.

1. An entire year of the VPS-4G plan from NexusBytes NexusBytes.com, an affordable website and virtual private server hosting company.

2. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

Honorable Mention: Judges Choice

Wolfram is sponsoring our judges choice award. If judges stumble upon a project that they feel should win a prize but does not match any other award, they can nominate that project for this award.

1. The Wolfram Award, which includes Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro, worth $375 per team member

Honorable Mention: Best Use Of EchoAR

Augmented reality is an emerging market. EchoAR is generously sponsoring the following to the team that best uses EchoAR's technology:

1. $50 Amazon gift card to the team.

2. Access to EchoAR's business tier for a month, worth $89, and be featured on their newsletter to gain publicity.

Participation (100)

All Hack3 participants get:
1. EchoAR's business tier for free for the duration of our event, and hackers can extend this to a free month, valued at $89 per person.

2. Wolfram|One for thirty days. Wolfram|One includes both Desktop and Cloud access, full access to the Wolfram Language and Knowledgebase, FreeCDF Deployment, 5000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls, 5000 Cloud Credits, 2 installations per user and 2 GB of Cloud Storage, worth $25.00 per person.

3. Benefits & extended trials from sponsors such as Balsamiq Cloud

4. Access to free videoconferencing for the duration of Hack3

5. More to come!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

We aim to enable every high school student in the world to learn and build projects that they feel proud of, which includes those in communities underrepresented in the tech community.

If you are a student currently enrolled in a middle school, please send us an email at team@hack3.co, and we will review applications. 

Requirements

A valid submission is a software or hardware project fully produced at Hack3, from start to finish.

Remember to include all your team member names, up to 4 people.

Your Devpost submission will be posted on our "Submissions" tab, where others will be able to post feedback. 

Judges

Rand Moy

Rand Moy
Amazon Web Services

Rajesh Rajaraman

Rajesh Rajaraman
NetApp

Vidhya Nagrajan

Vidhya Nagrajan
NetApp

Sadok Cervantes

Sadok Cervantes
Wikipedia

Juntao Wang

Juntao Wang
Harvard Graduate Student

Ramesh Narayanswamy

Ramesh Narayanswamy
TJX Group of Companies

Vikram Balachandra

Vikram Balachandra
Persistent Systems

Rick Peralta

Rick Peralta
FIRST

Sidharth Anantha

Sidharth Anantha
HELM Learning Founder

Jonathan Lei

Jonathan Lei
Hack3

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality & Technical Excellence
    Does the project work?
  • Creativity
    How creative is the project?
  • Civic Need
    Do people need this project?
  • Accessibility
    How is the project inclusive? Who can help or benefit?
  • Teamwork (If applicable) & Project Presentation
    Are all team members participating? Is the presentation smooth?