First hackathon? Intimidated? Never coded before? No worries!

School Simplified, one of the largest educational Discord servers, is proud to bring to you their first ever hackathon!

Simplihacks is a 24 hour virtual hackathon presented by School Simplified. Simplihacks is here to bring a great experience to everyone of all skill levels. Come in and learn more skills to add into your toolbox, walk out with cool prizes and new friends!

We hope that you will join us for an amazing weekend of learning, competition, and fun!

Please join us for the opening ceremony on June 19th at 9 AM EST at https://youtu.be/lAbp3TUC1mc

Cross Submissions are allowed as long as the other hackathon you submit to is fine with and it is all created this weekend

For shipping reasons, if you are not in the United States you are ineligible for physical prizes

More information may be found on our website: https://schoolsimplified.org/simplihacks

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$86,720 in prizes

1st Place

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (1 per team member)
$40 Amazon Gift Card (1 per team member)
[SLINGSHOT] Final Round Interview for internships at YC/Stanford/CMU startups
$250 in DigitalOcean Credits
Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition, $375)

2nd Place

$35 Amazon Gift Card (1 per team member)
[SLINGSHOT] Final Round Interview for internships at YC/Stanford/CMU startups
$125 in DigitalOcean Credits
Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition, $375)

3rd Place

$30 Amazon Gift Card (1 per team member)
[SLINGSHOT] Final Round Interview for internships at YC/Stanford/CMU startups
$100 in DigitalOcean Credits
Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition, $375)

Best Education

Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition, $375)
12-Month Magoosh Premium Full Access Test Prep Membership ($360)

Best Social Good

$20 Amazon Gift Card (1 per team member)
Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and Wolfram|One Personal Edition, worth $375)

Best Beginner

$15 Amazon Gift Card (1 per team member)

Note: This must be your first or second hackathon in order to qualify as a "Beginner"

Best Solo Project

Product Hunt T-Shirt

All Winners

Winner Certificate
Product Hunt Stickers

All Participants (150)

$550+ Total:
Wolfram|One - 30 Days License ($25)
DigitalOcean - 60 Day License ($100)
1Password - 1 Year of 1Password Families ($60)
EchoAR - Premium Access ($20)
Repl.it - 1 Month Hacker Plan ($7)
Taskade - 1 Year Upgrades ($60)
Gather - 30% Discount on ALL Products
Interview Cake - Full Access License ($250)
Participant Certificate

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Any software or hardware project created entirely during the hacking period (June 19-20) may be submitted. 

1. You must include code in your submission (Preferrably a GitHub repo, attatched zips are allowed)

2. You must include a < 3 minute video showing your project

3. You must include a description of your project

Cross submissions are allowed as long as the other Hackathon you submit to is fine with it

You must be currently enrolled student in high or middle school (6-12)

Judges

Shivam Bhatia

Shivam Bhatia
Lead Engineer @ Slingshot

David Medvedik

David Medvedik
Principal Software Engineer @ Positive Technologies

Anshuman Girdhar

Anshuman Girdhar
Product Manager @ NoRedInk

Nathanael Ma

Nathanael Ma
Technical Director @ School Simplified

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem? How original is it?
  • Technical Complexity
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? How difficult is the stack being used?
  • Design
    Is the hack aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the hack elevate its message? Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Execution
    How well did you achieve what you set out to do? How polished is your project? Are the features you included functional and thorough? How functional is your project? Does it serve a purpose?

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