A 24-hour virtual hackathon open to all 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 begin

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 7:00 PM EDT  Workshop #2

Sat 9:00 PM EDT Raffle #1

Sun 12:00 AM EDT Games (TBD)

Sun 4:00 AM EDT Games (TBD)

Sun 8:00 AM EDT  Workshop #3

Sun 10:00 AM EDT Raffle #2

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 Judging

Sun 4:00 PM EDT Raffle #3

Sun 6:30 PM EDT  Winners Announcement and Closing Ceremony

Be creative, communicate with friends and have fun coding!

View full rules

Prizes

$10,151 in prizes

All Participants

- free Amazon gift card for everyone who submits a project
- 30 day Wolfram|One access ($25/person)
- 90 day extended trial promo code for Balsamiq Cloud
- 1 month standard service for Cloudsploit ($110/person)
- free echoAR business tier access during event
- 12 months SashiDo credits ($120/person)

Raffle

Everyone will be entered into a raffle for these awesome prizes! More details about how to enter the raffle will be sent to participants.
- HyperX gaming keyboard (2) [$49.99 ea.]
- HyperX gaming headsets (2) [$49.99 ea.]
- HyperX gaming mouses (2) [$29.99 ea.]
- GAR Monster Starter Kit for Arduino [$200]
- Magoosh SAT/ACT subscriptions
- AoPS coupons (4) [$25 ea.]

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
- feature in echoAR newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Best Presentation

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 4 months of Cloudsploit Standard service per person

ML Challenge

Are you planning a building an application using Machine Learning? Our sponsor www.SashiDo.io is offering a special prize for the most original project build with SashiDo & ML. More details about how to enter this challenge will be sent to participants.

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!

Judges

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Judging Criteria

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