Our Mission

We believe in all of the participants in our events, but moreover, we believe in the teamwork that comes with it. When there are programmers who are infused in groups with others that have similar interests with them, we believe the potential outcome of that could be significant. We hope to continue the journey of making these collaborations occur in our organization, both in and outside of the United States, and to achieve more connections out of doing so.

 

Eligibility

If you are a current college/university, high school, or middle school student (from anywhere in the world), feel free to sign up for Bay Area Hacks!

 

Registration

Step 1: Fill out the Bay Area Hacks Event Participation Form (if you are looking for a team, please select the correct option on the form).

Step 2: Press the "Join Hackathon" button on this Devpost page under the "Bay Area Hacks" title.

Step 3: Join the Bay Area Hacks Society Discord Server to participate and stay connected with events going on during the hackathon (additional info about the event is posted on the announcements channel in the server), as well as to take part of workshops/meetings taking place before/during/after the event.

Requirements

Submissions will be through a video in which all the teams will present their projects and their project code to the judges. If possible, participants should link their project's Github code or a link to their project's website. 

The video should be around 2-3 minutes, and should also answer the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of your project and how does it address the prompt?
  • Who is the audience of your project and who would it be useful for?
  • What challenges did you encounter/overcome in making your project?

The prompt is Open-Ended, join the Discord Server for more info! :)

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$349,068 in prizes

All Participants (450)

- Taskade 5-Year Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- 1-month FREE access to echo3D’s Premium Plan
- 1-month FREE access to Wolfram|One
- Wolfram|One: Includes Desktop and Cloud Access
- Wolfram|One: Full access to the Wolfram Language and Knowledgebase
- Wolfram|One: FreeCDF Deployment
- Wolfram|One: 5000 Wolfram|Alpha API calls
- Wolfram|One: 5000 Cloud Credits
- Wolfram|One: 2 Installations per user and 2 GB of Cloud Storage
- 1-Year FREE Registration of a .xyz Domain
- 30-Day FREE Course Access to Interview Cake
- 30% Discount to No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- StickerGiant Logo Sticker + Bay Area Hacks Custom Sticker
- Bay Area Hacks Participant Certificate

Best Overall Winner

- $50 USD Cash Prize (Sponsored by JDoodle)
- 3,000 Cycles of Replit.com (~3 months Hacker Plan)
- Taskade LIFETIME Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- Wolfram Award Certificate
- 1 Year Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscriptions
- 1 Year Axure RP Team Edition Subscription License
- $25 AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Coupon
- $20 eBook Voucher of No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- Cal Commit Board Internship
- Hackathon Winner Certificate

Best Solo Hack Winner

- $50 USD Cash Prize (Sponsored by JDoodle)
- 2,000 Cycles of Replit.com (~2 months Hacker Plan)
- Taskade LIFETIME Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- Wolfram Award Certificate
- 1 Year Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscriptions
- 1 Year Axure RP Team Edition Subscription License
- $25 AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Coupon
- $20 eBook Voucher of No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- Best Solo Hack Winner Certificate

Best in Popular Choice Winner

- 1,000 Cycles of Replit.com (~1 month Hacker Plan)
- Taskade LIFETIME Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- Wolfram Award Certificate
- 1 Year Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscriptions
- $20 eBook Voucher of No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- Best in Popular Choice Winner Certificate

Most Aesthetically Pleasing Winner

- Taskade LIFETIME Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- Wolfram Award Certificate
- 1 Year Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscriptions
- $25 AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Coupon
- $20 eBook Voucher of No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- Most Aesthetically Pleasing Winner Certificate

Best in Community Aid Winner

- Taskade LIFETIME Upgrade to their Unlimited Plan
- Wolfram Award Certificate
- 1 Year Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro Subscriptions
- $25 AoPS (Art of Problem Solving) Coupon
- $20 eBook Voucher of No Starch Press (nostarch.com)
- Best in Community Aid Winner Certificate

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Vivaan Vora

Vivaan Vora
Founder of Bay Area Hacks Society

Konstantin Telnoi

Konstantin Telnoi
Senior Backend Developer at Simple App

Sambhav Jain

Sambhav Jain
Product Manager at Salesforce

Evgenii Kravtsov

Evgenii Kravtsov
Senior Frontend Developer at SberDevices

Argo Saakyan

Argo Saakyan
Computer Vision Researcher at Diagnocat

Danylo Tolmachov
Head of Software Engineering at Techstack Ltd

Valentine Shkulov

Valentine Shkulov
Staff Data Scientist at Meson Capital Partners

Ainur Gainetdinov

Ainur Gainetdinov
Senior Deep Learning Engineer at VicMan LLC

Judging Criteria

  • Creative
    The Uniqueness and Engagement of the Project (10 Points)
  • Code
    The Cleanliness and Organization of the Code (5 Points)
  • Innovative
    The Invention and Conceptuality of the Project (5 Points)
  • Presentation
    The Presentation and Aestheticism of the Project (10 Points)
  • Video Quality
    The Quality of Your Video; by a measure of Good Explanation and Context (5 Points)
  • /35 Total Points

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