Welcome to AlphaHacks Virtual! AlphaHacks is a student-led virtual hackathon for students in Grades 8-12 happening from April 2-4, 2021. The theme of Alpha Hacks I is  Tech for Tomorrow.

AlphaHacks hackathon will begin with an Opening Ceremony on April 2, 2021, at 5 pm EST.

The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for 2 pm EST on April 4, 2021(View the full schedule here).

All you need is your computer and a few friends to hack with!

Our hackathon is open to all skill levels. 

For up-and-coming developers, there will be workshops to learn Web Development and more!

For experienced developers, advanced workshops and networking events will be available. Additionally, at the discretion of the sponsoring companies, based on the submitted projects, internships may become available.

Mentors will be available during the hackathon to provide help with your projects. 

We plan to make Alpha Hacks feel as close as possible to an in-person hackathon. Our aim is to ensure an open and inclusive environment where students of ages in grades 8-12 with different experience levels can unite and hack together by applying technology to solve real-world problems.

Got questions? Shoot us an email at agrajyouthwing@gmail.com.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$1,640 in prizes

Best Innovative Hack

This award will be awarded to the project with the best Innovative project.
!!Cash Prize!!

Best Design Hack

This award will be awarded to the project with the best Design.
!!Cash Prize!!

SolarLandscape Sustainability - 1st place

This award will be awarded to the project with the best hack submitted under the Sustainability category. The project should have used the dataset provided by SolarLandscape in their project.

***This is a solo/team prize.***

!!Cash Prize!!

SolarLandscape Sustainability - 2nd place

This award will be awarded to the project with the second-best hack submitted under the Sustainability category. The project should have used the dataset provided by SolarLandscape in their project.

***This is a solo/team prize.***

!!Cash Prize!!

echoAR Challenge

- Cash prize AND a 3-month free Business Tier access (per team member).
- Selected projects will be featured on echoAR's “Inspiration” Page.
- Winners MUST use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for a reward of an Amazon gift card (per team).

Open to both team and solo participants.

Qoom Challenge

- QOOM Apprenticeship - Invitation to QOOM Creator Group
- 1-year QOOM Pro Plan for each team member
- 1-year QOOM domain name per team ($140 value)

Open to both team and solo participants.

AccelMove Dynamics Challenge for a General Hack - Outstanding Solo Project

A $150 worth Robotics Kit will be provided by AccelMove Dynamics to a Solo Outstanding student project.
***This is a solo prize***

Best Entrepreneurship Hack - Team award

This award will be awarded to the team with the best hack submitted under Tech X Entrepreneurship Hack.
***This is a team prize.*** To qualify, the project MUST have been worked on by a team. !!Cash Prize!!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

AlphaHacks is open to grade 8-12 students all across the globe.

Team sizes can vary from 2-4 participants. Individual entries are welcome as well.

Got questions? Shoot us an email at AlphaHacks team.

Requirements

You are required to submit the following:

1. A 3-minute pitch video 

2. Your source code, and a Github repository.

3. Deployed projects are recommended, but if the project is clearly explained in the presentation, this is not required.

Each team can only win one award.

Judges

Tingjun Chen, Ph.D.

Tingjun Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Duke University

 Tom Ganter

Tom Ganter
Director of Asset Management, Solar Landscape

 Kiae Seong

Kiae Seong
Co-Founder and Head of Product at Qoom

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
Founder & CEO, echoAR

Rajasekharan A H

Rajasekharan A H
Founder & Global Director - STEM Robotics Academy International

Sarita Unnikrishnan

Sarita Unnikrishnan
Professor Computing & Electronics, Institute of Technology Sligo, Iteland

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity (20%)
    How much do the project and idea relate to the theme?
  • Innovation (20%)
    How unique is this team’s idea? Has this been done before?
  • Special Skills (20%)
    Are there any advanced or unique skills used in the project?
  • Impact (25%)
    How impactful/useful is the design?
  • Presentation (15%)
    How effective was the Presentation in communicating the project pitch?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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