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

WilHacks is a fun and enjoyable experience in which high schoolers can show off their creativity. WilHacks is a free 24 hour event at Adrian C. Wilcox High School. Free food and working space will be provided as you will try and compete by yourself or in teams(up to 4 individuals) and create a creative project using programming languages of your choice. You and/or your team will create this project within the 24 hour time limit and your project will be judged by our judges and prizes will be awarded for the three best projects and for the most creative project as well. This hackathon is meant for high schoolers to showcase their programming skills in a competitive atmosphere while at the same time having an enjoyable hacking experience. This event is hosted by students from Wilcox High School. 


Event Scedule:

Friday 10/13/17

  • 6:00pm-Opening Introduction (rules,emergency info, introduction to some of the challenges)
  • 6:30pm-Start Hacking
  • 8:30pm-Dinner

Saturday 10/14/17

  • 7:00am-Breakfast
  • 12:00pm-Lunch
  • 4:00pm-snack
  • 5:00pm-Turn in project
  • 6:00pm-Presentation & Awards
  • 8:00pm-Closing

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

How to enter

  1. Click “Register” to access the submission form and fill it out.
  2. Submit! It's as easy as that.


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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.