A 24-hour virtual hackathon open to only high schoolers

PeddieHacks is a 24 hour online hackathon hosted by The Peddie School Computer Science Club in Hightstown, NJ. It's open to all high school students and is a competition where experienced and novice computer programmers work together to design solutions for real world problems and participate in knowledge-based workshops. Even though we are unable to host an in-person hackathon, we hope to make this just as interactive and exciting, so sign up for 24 hours of coding, learning, and fun! 

Please make sure to fill out this Google form as well when registering: https://forms.gle/gg1nF12N1dKuDtCe9

 

Schedule

Sat 2:30 PM EDT  Opening Ceremony

Sat 3:00 PM EDT  Hacking begins

Sat 3:00 PM EDT  Team formation session

Sat 4:00 PM EDT  Workshop: echoAR: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less

Sat 6:00 PM EDT  Workshop: Fundamentals of Internet Security (Certificates 101)

Sat 9:00 PM EDT  Workshop: A Brief History of Internet Money

Sun 12:00 AM EDT Games (TBD)

Sun 9:00 AM EDT Games (TBD)

Sun 11:00 AM EDT Workshop: Hack the Technical Interview

Sun 3:00 PM EDT  Project Deadline

Sun 3:00 PM EDT Project Demos

Sun 3:00 PM EDT Raffle + Games (TBD)

Sun 3:00 PM EDT Judging

Sun 6:30 PM EDT  Winners Announcement and Closing Ceremony

Be creative, communicate with friends and have fun coding!

View full rules

Prizes

$12,381 in prizes

1st Place

- $150 Amazon gift card
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)
- $400 Bugsee credits

2nd Place

- $100 Amazon gift card
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)
- $300 Bugsee credits

3rd Place

- $75 Amazon gift card
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)
- $200 Bugsee credits

Honorable Mention

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)
- $100 Bugsee credits

Best Hack Using EchoAR

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1 month echoAR Business Tier access per person
- feature in echoAR newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)

Best Presentation

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)

Most Unique Idea

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 6 months free 1Password tokens per person
- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro per person ($375/person)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

PeddieHacks is open to any high schooler, and teams are made up of 2-4 people. You do not need to have a team beforehand; we will have a team forming session at the beginning of the hackathon. If you would like, you can also compete individually.

PeddieHacks is open to both novice and experienced programmers who want to use their skills to help solve real problems in the world. Programming experience is not required, and you can totally learn to program on the spot or can contribute to your team through graphic design, interface design, etc!

Requirements

The theme will be announced at the opening ceremony on August 22. Please make sure to submit all your code, documentation (notes with summary of project, etc.), and a video of your demo. Additionally, you will also have to do a live presentation in front of the judges after the project deadline.

Judges

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra Wolfe
Engineering Manager - Coinbase

Tommy Ho

Tommy Ho
Principle Software Engineer - Oracle

George Huo

George Huo
Founder - PayGarden

Alon Grishpoon

Alon Grishpoon
CEO and Founder - echoAR

Martha Ho

Martha Ho
Principal - Nutshell Technologies

Judging Criteria

  • Relevance to Theme
    How funny the project/component is. Entire project doesn't need to be related to the theme, but it can. What we mean by that is you can have a project that solves a real world problem, but it must include a fun component to it.
  • Creativity/Originality
    Scale and novelty of the technology being used, and/or the architectural approach taken.
  • Technical Advancement
    complexity of problem and code
  • Presentation
    How entertaining the presentation was and the ability for the judges to clearly understand (a) what the desired functionality is, and (2) see that the functionality is behaving as expected.
  • Prototype Completion