Connect with students across the world to solve the world's biggest problems.

REGISTER AT: https://defhacks.co/register!

JOIN THE SLACK: https://join.slack.com/t/defhacksvirtual2020/shared_invite/zt-ek7g03zr-unX0lG~yBIwLBEvncItkAQ

This hackathon is the perfect opportunity for students interested in CS (of any level) to network with other college and high school students across the globe, participate in workshops (in AR/VR, AI, and web/app development), receive personalized mentoring for projects, earn prizes worth over $1000, and ask questions to successful tech figures such as Github Co-founder Tom Preston-Werner, Repl.it CEO Amjad Masad and Stanford University Professor Ge Wang. This is the perfect chance for students to apply what they learn in class.

More information at https://defhacks.co/hackathons/virtual

Main tracks (you may only submit to ONE):

1. HealthTech Prompt - This prompt will be revealed during the opening ceremony.

2. Best Advanced Hack - Any project can be submitted to this track!

3. Best Beginner Hack - Any project can be submitted to this track! However, all members of the team must be considered "beginner" coders. This means they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Less than 2 years of CS experience.
  • First hackathon
  • High school student

View full rules

Prizes

$42,764 in prizes

Grand Prize (2)

$1K grant to continue working on your project plus $10K of AWS credits and mentorship from our team. Must be in high school or undergrad and interested in continuing to work on your project following the event.

Track: Health Tech Prompt

1st place:
- $150 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $150 of Bugsee Credit
- Limited Edition Script Foundation Swag and a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation
- $25 of AoPS Credit

Track: Health Tech Prompt - Second Place

- $100 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $100 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Track: Health Tech Prompt - Third Place

- $50 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $50 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Track: Best Beginner Hack

1st place:
- $150 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $150 of Bugsee Credit
- Limited Edition Script Foundation Swag and a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation
- $25 of AoPS Credit

Track: Best Beginner Hack - Second Place

- $100 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $100 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Track: Best Beginner Hack - Third Place

- $50 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $50 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Track: Best Advanced Hack

ANY project is eligible for this track.

1st place:
- $150 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $150 of Bugsee Credit
- Limited Edition Script Foundation Swag and a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation
- $25 of AoPS Credit

Track: Best Advanced Hack - Second Place

2nd place:
- $100 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $100 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Track: Best Advanced Hack - Third Place

3rd place:
- $50 of cash
- the Wolfram Award for EVERY team member (value $375 - year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)
- $50 of Bugsee Credit
- a Digitally Signed award from Script Foundation

Best use of EchoAR

- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- 1 month of EchoAR Business-Tier

Eligible for all submissions using EchoAR!

MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

MLH: Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack.

MLH: Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Nest Mini.

Script Foundation: Innovation Hack of the Year

This award will be awarded to the team whose product becomes the most innovative solution for these catastrophic conditions or something which enhances the ease of living in the current pandemic.

Script Foundation: Prototype of the Year

The team with the best working model in the least amount of time.

Script Foundation: Best Team of 2020

Best team coordination and management throughout the hackathon.

Script Foundation: Best Healthcare Solution

The project with the best use case in the healthcare domain.

Script Foundation: Young Team of the Year

The team consists of high school students who are indulged in creating an ingenious solution for the world in the times of crises.

Script Foundation: Innovation Product of the Year

A product that uses a minimum of 3 trending technologies to take the innovation to the next level with the least amount possible.

Script Foundation: Female Empowerment Award

An award which is awarded to a team who devises a solution to empower women and keeps a track of their safety.

Script Foundation: Smartest Team

Award designed for a team whose algorithm of code is an example of exquisite or the team with the solution with infinitesimal amount of code.

Script Foundation: Social Team of the Year

Most interactive and conducive team during the entire hackathon.

Script Foundation: Jugaad of the Year

To be awarded to a solution which solves most common life problems within the least amount of time possible

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Age: High school and college students

Location: Anyone around the world!

Team size: Groups of 1-5 students

Requirements

You must submit your codebase and a video that shows your creation. Your codebase must show all of your code and be visible at all times, and if we are not able to see your code during judging, we will be disqualifying your project. We will not be accepting zip files. We highly suggest you use a Github repository.

The video must be:

  • 1-2 minutes long 
  • Uploaded to Youtube as unlisted or public
  • have narration and show the key features of your project.

 

Judges

Sheshank

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Creativity
  • Effectiveness
  • Re usability

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