Spread awareness globally.

Note: Registration is now closed.

Hack-a-Solution is a Hackathon organized by Frisco students (Tushar Jain, Manay Divatia, Sai Tanuj Madisetty, Abhinav Harihar, Aman Arham, Tarun Mandapati, Aditi Kanaujia, Shaik Hatim) to challenge your skills with an aim to raise awareness of world issues through technology. 

We invite anyone (middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students) to attend our FREE 24-hour hackathon on September 4th, 2020 - September 6th, 2020, to put their skills to the test, learn new skills, connect with professionals in the tech industry and students that share similar interests, gain hands-on experience, and explore the world of technology. There will be workshops and mentors to help you along so no experience is required.

With the cancellation of multiple STEM programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a demand among students for new opportunities to innovate and create meaningful products that solve global problems. 

Hack-a-Solution focuses on 3 main tracks: general, health, and community. Participants must develop projects in one or more of these tracks - more information at https://hackasolution.org!

Join us and explore everything Hack-a-Solution has to offer.

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Prizes

$11,020 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

- Alloy Core RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboards for each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

- Spotlight Interview by Hackathon International.

Best General Hack

- $100 of Bugsee credits for each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Best Health Hack

- $100 of Bugsee credits for each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Best Community Hack

- $100 of Bugsee credits for each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Popular Vote Winner

- $30 of Bugsee credits for each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

- Hacker Toolkit for each team member.

Best Middle School Hack

- $25 Coupon for Art of Problem Solving Products to each person.

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Best High School Hack

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Best College Hack

- 1Password Premium - 6 months for each team member

- 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro to each person.

- Free upgrades to Taskade Unlimited for each team member.

Best Use of echoAR

- US $50 Amazon gift card to the winning team.

- 1 month of Business Tier access to echoAR for each person.

- Featured in echoAR's newsletter to investors and the AR/VR community.

Top 1517 Fund Pick

1517 Fund will look at all projects and choose the best one for a prize of a $1000 Grant.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event is open to all hackers from anywhere in the world. Competitors must be students ages 13-22 years old. Size of all teams must be less than or equal to three people. Participants can include middle school, high school, and college students.

As per our Code of Conduct, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, disability, or age.

Requirements

All students must choose from one of these tracks:

General - Creativity is vital to success. This track includes any projects that don't fall under community or health. Feel free to let your creativity shine!

Health - The healthcare industry  is absolutely vital at this time, along with maintaining personal health and fitness. For this track, create products that help at-risk individuals, support healthcare workers, spread information about COVID-19, or help people improve their mental and/or physical health while in isolation!

Community - With the current conditions happening socially such as the Black Lives Matter Movement, it is important to spread awareness. For this track, create products which will spread awareness about current conditions.

Submit a video of your team walking through your program (website/application) and post it to youtube and provide the link here.

Unless organizers decide otherwise, all submissions submitted after the deadline will not be considered in the judging.

Judges

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO, echoAR

Rohit Kedia

Rohit Kedia
CBO, LTI

Himanshu Patel

Himanshu Patel
Technologist at Aventiv Technologies

Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson
General Partner at 1517 Fund

Elena Diosdado

Elena Diosdado
Curriculum Manager at iCode

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    To what extent does the team keep their project unique?
  • Solution Impact
    To what extent would the proposed solution positively impact their target market?
  • Viability/Feasibility
    To what extent can the proposed solution be implemented in the real world?
  • Validation
    To what extent did the team prove they validated their problem and solution with the target market?
  • Presentation
    To what extent was the presentation impactful?

themes

  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Productivity
  • COVID-19