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.
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.
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.
$2,912 in prizes
NVIDIA Developer Kits
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Wolfram Award (5)
LED Keyboard and Mouse
Echo (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa
AKG N30 (Canal Type Earphone high Resolution 2 Way)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Engineering Manager at Google Ads
Product Manager at Google Ads
Senior Software Engineer at HPE
Software Engineer at Facebook
Senior Engineering Mgr, Enterprise systems at Apple
CTO at Odus.ai
AVP Software Engineer, Barclays
CEO and Co-Founder of CorpGini
Senior Director, Product Management at ComCast
Senior Manager at Renesas
Product Manager at Averta Corp.
A creative and original project approaches a problem in an interesting and unique way, as opposed to recreating something that already exists.
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.
A user-friendly project is easy to use and understand without detailed instructions/explanations.
We will also be judging how compelling the presentation/pitch video is and how easy it was to understand your project.
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.