Helix Hacks is a hackathon designed to empower young coders to develop their programming skills. Teams of 2-4 will develop a software project that solves a real-world problem.

Helix Hacks is a hackathon designed to inspire and empower young coders to pursue and develop their programming skills. Over the course of 30 hours, teams of 2-4 participants will work to develop a software project that helps to solve a real-world problem.

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Prizes

$2,912 in prizes

NVIDIA Developer Kits

Airpods

FitBit

Polaroid Kit

VR Headset

AKG N20

RocketBook

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Wolfram Award (5)

Bugsee Credits

LED Keyboard and Mouse

Echo (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa

AKG N30 (Canal Type Earphone high Resolution 2 Way)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Students who will be in grades 8-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Teams of up to 4 people. You can have a team with more than 4 people, but we will only be able to provide up to 4 prizes if your team wins. 

Requirements

Submit your project; whether it may be an app, website, video game, etc. 

In addition to your project files, please submit a pitch video that explains the problem that you are addressing, how your project solves the problem, the obstacles you faced, your next steps, and any other additional details. Please see our presentation guide for more details and tips.  

Judges

Jagadish Agrawal

Jagadish Agrawal
Engineering Manager at Google Ads

Katerina Daveynis

Katerina Daveynis
Product Manager at Google Ads

Vijay Maram

Vijay Maram
Senior Software Engineer at HPE

Ankush Agarwal

Ankush Agarwal
Software Engineer at Facebook

Vivek Gupta

Vivek Gupta
Senior Engineering Mgr, Enterprise systems at Apple

Ilia Zobenko

Ilia Zobenko
CTO at Odus.ai

Anand Agarwal

Anand Agarwal

Anatolii Kabanov

Anatolii Kabanov
AVP Software Engineer, Barclays

Amit Jain

Amit Jain
CEO and Co-Founder of CorpGini

Jugnu Gupta

Jugnu Gupta
Senior Director, Product Management at ComCast

Manish Rastogi

Manish Rastogi
Senior Manager at Renesas

Amit Rastogi

Amit Rastogi
Product Manager at Averta Corp.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
    A creative and original project approaches a problem in an interesting and unique way, as opposed to recreating something that already exists.
  • Technical Complexity
    Technical complexity is about how much skill it would take to code the project. It also encompasses how well-written and complex the code is.
  • User Friendly
    A user-friendly project is easy to use and understand without detailed instructions/explanations.
  • Presentation
    We will also be judging how compelling the presentation/pitch video is and how easy it was to understand your project.
  • Impact
    Impact covers how practical and effective your solution is to help solve the problem. It judges how much of a difference this solution will have to potential users.