America's Finest City is full of makers - our event's job? To embrace these makers and create the best high-school hackathon ever.

Super Hack is San Diego's Premier High School Hackathon.

 

San Diego, America's finest city, is faced with an issue. Despite the plethora of educational opportunities and creative minds, students aren't actively encouraged to "make." While theory is in our future, practicality must not be overlooked, and the art of practicality is derived through events such as hackathons. In lieu of this demand, Super Hack was started with one goal and one goal only in mind: create an event revolving around making.

 

After all, coding is a superpower. While we can't quite become Batman nor Superman, our symbiotic connection to the virtual world enables us to create smarter Spotify playlists, high-energy quantum computers, and decentralized communication algorithms that can power the next generation of digital surfers.

 

It's not just us, it's a movement. So join us in San Diego, where the surf is high and the receding beach awaits innovation.

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Prizes

$11,116 in prizes

First Prize (4)

SIMREX X300C Mini Drone RC Quadcopter Foldable (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)
3-Year Membership to 1Password (x4)

Second Prize (4)

Amazon Echo Input (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)
2-Year Membership to 1Password (x4)

Most Creative Hack (4)

Abbicen Music Beanie (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)

Most Profitable Hack (4)

Btopllc Portable 6000mAh Charger Power Bank with USB Output Ports (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)

Funniest Hack (4)

Mini Portable Desktop Vacuum (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)

Best UI/UX Hack (4)

Sony ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Personal Edition (x4)
1-Year Subscription to Wolfram|One Pro (x4)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High-school students in grades 9-12 may attend. If the participant is a minor, they must attach their parent/guardian's email when registering.

Requirements

Any submission to Super Hack is permitted, given that said submission:

1. Is useful in some way and does not infringe on the user's privacy

2. Is consistent with the hackathon theme (which will be released on the day of the hackathon)

3. Is open to being published in the media (Wall Street Journal, Del Mar Times, etc.)

4. Is inclusive and follows Hack Club's Code of Conduct.

Judges

TBA

TBA
To Be Announced

Judging Criteria

  • Ideation
    Is the idea well thought out? Is the idea original? Will the project idea have an impact? If not, is it useful in some regard?
  • Implementation
    Does the implementation follow the idea? Does the implementation function (i.e. in a demo)? Does the implementation show complexity (for a 12 hour event)?
  • Presentation
    Are the presenters professional? Are the presenters confident in their product? Does the presentation show teamwork and collaboration?
  • Theme
    Does the hack empower others? Is the hack meant for a wide user base? Can they attest to a problem that their hack solves?

themes

  • Productivity
  • Lifehacks
  • Social Good