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Get excited for hackswiftly II! Free prizes, Free Swag, Free fun!

On August 15-16, we are inviting high school students all around the world to participate in our second event for our global hackathon series. 

We will have engaging speakers/workshops throughout the event to keep hackers motivated about their applications as well as provide mentors to help with technical debugging. Our prizes will include services from highly esteemed tech companies as well as cash/product prizes. This event is great for any high school who wants to network with professionals and build an app to benefit their direct community. 

Check out our website for more information. Please sign up at this typeform.

Be sure to sign up for our event, we hope to see you there!

 

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Prizes

$48,610 in prizes

Best AR/VR App made with EchoAR Award

$50 Amazon Gift Card, feature on EchoAR Newsletter, and EchoAR Business Tier

1st place

-Amazon gift Cards ($ amount TBA)!!
-Hackswiftly Swag kit
-Linode Promo Code
-Makey Makey Kits for the whole team.
-One Year Wolfram Alpha Pro Subscription
-Clerky Lifetime Business Package
-Bugsee Credits
-Free SAT/ACT Magoosh classes
-$500 DigitalOcean Credits
-4 1Password Accounts 6months free Personal

Second Place

-Amazon gift Cards ($ amount TBA)!!
-Hackswiftly Swag Kit
-Linode Promo Codes
-Makey Makey Kits for the whole team.
-One Year Wolfram Alpha Pro Subscription
-Clerky Lifetime Business Package
-Bugsee Credits
-Free SAT/ACT Magoosh classes
-$350 in DigitalOcean credits

Third Place

-Amazon gift Cards ($ amount TBA)!!
-Hackswiftly Swag Kit
-Linode Promo Codes
-One Year Wolfram Alpha Pro Subscription
-Bugsee Credits
-Free SAT/ACT Magoosh classes
-AOPS Coupons
-$150 in DigitalOcean credits

Best Mobile Application

Hyper X Alloy Origin Keyboards

Best use of Digital Ocean API

-Digital Ocean stickers and T-Shirts
-$1000 in Digital Ocean Credits

For all participants

-120$ in SashiDo Credits to build your own application on their service
-50 Lucky participants will receive a hackswiftly swag kit (based on raffle and game winners)
-Free access to Wolfram|One for 30days!
-$50, 30 Day Free trial Digital Ocean

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any individual currently enrolled in a high school or middle school. We encourage individuals from all countries and backgrounds to apply.

Teams; Must be no greater than 4 individuals per team

Requirements

All hackers should build a product of their liking that adheres to one of our prize categories and is compliant with the prompt (TBA).

 

Once the product is complete, we require a video presentation that demonstrates the key features of the application/solution. Please also mention:

  • What is your target audience?
  • What problem are you solving?
  • What were some challenges you faced while building and how did you overcome them?
  • What are the next steps for your application?
  • Why is your application needed in today's changing climate?

Judges

Linus Lee

Linus Lee

Samin Khan

Samin Khan

Mohit Bhat

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this product idea been implemented before? Does this product serve a new purpose?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into graphical elements for UI? Does the application look professional and planned?
  • Technologically Advanced
    Did the team go above and beyond to implement advanced technologies? Does the application benefit from the libraries used?
  • Functionality
    From the demo video, does the app look finished? Do all of the elements in the application serve their intended purpose?
  • Theme
    Did the team adhere to the prize category that the project was submitted to? Were they on the right track with the idea and execution?