Overview:

StemWarriorHacks is an international, student-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit hackathon aiming to inspire young innovators and thinkers to pursue a career in the field of programming and open their eyes to the depths, diversity, and power of computer science. Our hands-on hackathon event simulates the real world and will help participants build skills such as effectively working with others, managing time, applying knowledge in real situations, and problem-solving when unexpected situations arise. During our hackathon, we provide free, high-quality workshops and speaker events where both first-time coders and experienced coders can learn new skills, meet new people, and ignite their passion for computer science.

 

Time, Location & Eligibility:

Our hackathon will be hosted online between 8/6 to 8/8. Note you must submit your project before 12:00 AM PST (all our timings are in PST/PDT). We target middle and high school students who are beginners at programming; however, anybody above the age of 13 worldwide is welcome to join, and no previous coding experience is required!

 

Agenda:

Our agenda is posted on our discord server as well as and under rules.

 

Prizes:

Currently, we have over $60k+ in prizes, with many prizes given to every participant regardless of how well they did. More information is provided under the prizes section. Note that prize information may be outdated by one to two days because we are constantly updating.

 

Platform:

Discord will be our main platform for communication, so make sure to join the server listed below. In addition, we will be using devpost as our main platform for team creation, project submission, and sign ups.

 

Other Resources:

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$66,560 in prizes

Best Hack (1st)

-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)
-4 AoPS gift cards ($25 each)
-$100 in cash

Best Hack (2nd)

-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)
-$50 in cash

Most Creative Hack (1st)

-4 codes for a free year of egghead.io ($250 each)
-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)

Most Creative Hack (2nd)

-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)
-4 Free O'Reilly ebook covering a technology topic.

Best Solo Hack (1st)

-1 GAR Monster Starter Kit for Arduino ($210)
-1 code for a free year of egghead.io ($250)
-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375)

Best Solo Hack (2nd)

-1 code for a free year of egghead.io ($250)
-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375)

Best Beginner Hack (1st)

-4 codes for a free year of egghead.io ($250 each)
-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)

Best Beginner Hack (2nd)

-Free Taskade lifetime upgrade ($500-1000 each)
-Wolfram Award for a free year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro ($375 each)

Coil Prize for Best Web Monetization

Coil Prize pack shipped to each member of the winning team
Raspberry Pi pack
Coil Winner Pin
Coil Credit to all teams that want to build with Web Monetization, Interldedger, or Rafiki. DM us on the @coil channel on Discord to get credit for your Coil account

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Submission Requirements:

1. Submit a demo video along with your project; the video has to be less than 5 minutes

2. Include a description of your project in your DevPost submission

3. Send a link to either your code or GitHub repo (If you used GitHub)

 

Your project must have been worked on during the submission period: (6th August 12 AM PST/PDT to 8th August 12 AM PST/PDT). If your submission is a previously worked on project, you have to specifically mention what parts you worked on.

 

Judges

Partha Seetala

Partha Seetala
Ceo and Founder of Robin Systems

Anush Bhatia

Anush Bhatia
Upcoming Senior Analyst @Capgemini / Open Source Mentor

Alexander Kozhenkov

Alexander Kozhenkov
Technical Lead at GridGain

StemWarriorHacks Team

StemWarriorHacks Team

Uchi Uchibeke
Director of Developer Relations @Coil

Smaranjit Ghose

Smaranjit Ghose
MS Data Science Student @ Colombia University

Max Zhuk

Max Zhuk
full-stack web developer with 14 years experience and work at Senior Software Engineer position in Reksoft company

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    This criteria tests your project's ability to help and reach others. A good application should be applicable to real life, be convenient to get started with, and bring positivity into people's lives.
  • Innovation
    This criteria tests your project's ability to introduce a novel approach or perspective. This could mean offering a unique solution to a problem or adding unique features in the application.
  • Design
    This criteria tests your design of your product and how well it addresses the prompt. It also includes the aesthetics of your project (if it is visual), and the organization and maintainability of your code.
  • Functionality
    This criteria tests your application's ability to function as you intended. To do well on this criteria, your code should have little to no bugs or unusual behaviors and should do what it is designed to do.

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