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


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

No prior experience required.



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!




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.