A free 24 hour event in which any high school student can attend and create a computer based application.

About WilHacks!

WilHacks is an exciting and interactive experience where high school students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate or develop their programming skills. WilHacks is a free 24 hour event at Adrian C. Wilcox High School with great food, accomodations and access to technology.You and/or your team (up to to individuals per team) will have 24 hours to create an innovative application which will be reviewed by our judges for implementation and creativity. This hackathon is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their programming skills in a competitive atmosphere as well as have an enjoyable hacking experience. How will you make a difference?

If you do not have any programming experience, this is your chance! At WilHacks you will get the chance to attend workshops, get help from out talented mentors and obtain exposure on what computer science entails. Seize the day and explore a world where anything and everything is possible :)

This event is hosted by a group of Wilcox students. 

 

Event Schedule:

Friday 10/13/17

  • 5:30pm - Doors open!
  • 6:30pm - Opening ceremony (Intro, Rules, Challenges, Judging Criteria)
  • 7:00pm - Create your teams and let's hack!
  • 8:30pm - Dinner
  • 12:00am - Midnight Surprise!

Saturday 10/14/17

  • 7:00am - Breakfast
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 4:00pm - Snack
  • 5:30pm - Turn in final project and prepare to present to judges
  • 6:00pm - Presentation & Awards
  • 7:30pm/8:00pm - Closing

Workshops are TBD.

View full rules

Prizes

$10,120 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

-Fire HD 8 Tablets with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB
-Mega Tiny Megaverse Anti-Gravity MegaPacks (Anti-Gravity Case + more)
-Sketch Professional Digital Design licenses (https://www.sketchapp.com/) for each member of the team
-Wolfram Award: one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (https://www.wolframalpha.com/pro/) + One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition (http://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/) for each member of the team
-1st Place Medal at WilHacks

Second Place Overall Hack

-Amazon Echo Dot
-Wolfram Award: one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (https://www.wolframalpha.com/pro/) + One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition (http://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/) for each member of the team
-2nd Place Medal at WilHacks

Third Place Overall Hack

-Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker + 3.5mm Premium Auxiliary Audio Cable + SoundCore Official Travel Case
-Wolfram Award: one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (https://www.wolframalpha.com/pro/) + One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition (http://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/) for each member of the team
-3rd Place Medal at WilHacks

Best Beginner Hack

-One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition (http://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/) for each member of the team
-Sketch Professional Digital Design licenses (https://www.sketchapp.com/) for each member of the team

Best Education Hack

-One Year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition (http://www.wolfram.com/wolfram-one/) for each member of the team
-Sketch Professional Digital Design licenses (https://www.sketchapp.com/) for each member of the team

Best Use of .tech Domains

-$150 Amazon Gift Voucher for best hack/website submitted on a .tech domain

Best Mobile Hack

-BlitzWolf VR Headset 3D Viewer Glasses

-Mega Tiny Megaverse Anti-Gravity MegaPacks (Anti-Gravity Phone Case + more)

Eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals in High School (between 13 and 18 years in age); Teams up to 4 people
  • Countries: United States

No prior experience required.

 

Requirements

Submit projects on Devpost.

Submission details and criterias will be released closer to the date.

How to enter

  1. Fill out the application on our website: http://wilhacks.com/
  2. Submit! It's as easy as that!

Judges

TBD

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative your project will be is a prominent criteria and will be the one that earns a majority of the points.
  • Functionality
    This criteria is not as important as the judges understand that it is a 24 hour timed project, so points will be given as long as there is some functionality(the more functional, the more points).
  • Look
    How your project is designed and looks will earn points.
  • Quality
    The quality of your project will be judged and points will be awarded accordingly.