A hackathon for high school students, by high school students


Are you a high school student who wants to test their coding skills? Want to show off what you know? Want to learn, code, and have the chance to get free swag and maybe win an award?
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$470 in prizes

Hack with the most business potential

Each memer of the winner team will receive a blue mini drone

Best Overall

Each member of the winning team will win a Deluxe Arduino Kit with more gadgets than you could ever want.

Best Game

Bendable Silicon Keyboard and Keyboard Cleaning Putty


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

2nd Best Project Overall

The winning team will receive 2nd place medals

3rd Best Project Overall

The winning team will receive 3rd place medals

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Participants: High school students (except for a few cool exceptions ;) )

Teams: Up to 4 members


Make something that you'll be proud of! Whether it's a game, app, or metaphorical cup of coffee, we just want to ensure everyone leaves with a finished project and some new skills! 



Barrie Adleberg

Barrie Adleberg

David Nachmany

David Nachmany

David Markovich

David Markovich

Judging Criteria

  • Most Business Potential
  • Most Innovative
  • Reduce Online Harassment
  • Best Device Privacy Hack
  • Best Use of AWS
  • Bets Domain Name
  • Best Game