hackBCA is one of the first ever high school hackathons! It will be hosted at the Bergen County Academies high school in Hackensack, New Jersey. A hackathon is an event in which teams spend the weekend building something awesome and then demo it. hackBCA isn’t your traditional hackathon; we also allow and encourage not just software devs to attend, but also musicians, engineers, scientists, etc. Whether that means slinging mad code, producing hard beats, or even hacking together a sentient robot, as long as you make something, you can qualify to win prizes!
Most hackathons in the past have either excluded high school students or been created for college students. We plan to change this. High school students are more than capable of making awesome hacks, and hackBCA will prove this!
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Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
The participants must be enrolled in high school at the time of the event.Teams
We recommend that teams have no more than 4 members.
Each team must submit one submission by 11am on Sunday. If a team does not submit a hack by 11am, they will not be able to demo or qualify for prizes. Any submission that has been found to have been started before the start of the hackathon is subject to be disqualified, at the discretion of the hackBCA organizers.Judging
Judging will be based on creativity, usefulness, polish and technical difficulty.
How to enter
- Go to hackbca.com
- Press the register button
- Fill out the registration
- Check your inbox
- Fill out the form
- Get ready for a blast!
Coding ain't always easy. Make sure to look at the effort the team put into the project
Is the hack original? The team's project is a new and different or they've reinvented an old idea and given it a new perspective
Is this hack going to be helpful? Does it have purpose? Will it have a positive impact on anything?
Not this polish: http://reddit.com/r/polish We're talking about clean cut aesthetics and user interaction