San Mateo's first high school hackathon!

SM Hacks is a 200-person hackathon that will gather the innovators of tomorrow into an amazing experience. It is San Mateo's first high school hackathon and will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 to Sunday, Jan. 15 at Informatica in Redwood City.

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Prizes

$11,548 in prizes

1st Place

1x GoPro - HERO Session HD + Justinmind perpetual license + 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform + 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro, for each team member

2nd Place

1x Google Home + Justinmind perpetual license + 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform + 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro, for each team member.

3rd Place

1x Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker + 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform + 1 year of Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro, for each team member.

Best iOS App

Google Chromecast + Amazon Echo Dot, one for each team member.

Best Android App

Partial Make School Academy scholarship, Particle.io Kit + Amazon Echo Dot, one for each team member.

Best Web App

1x Insignia Bluetooth Speaker for each team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All high-schoolers!

Judges

Zach Latta

Zach Latta
Hack Club

Claire Wang

Claire Wang
Cornell University

Michael Huang

Michael Huang
Uber Technologies

Selynna Sun

Selynna Sun
Founder at Los Altos Hacks

Raymond Chan

Raymond Chan
Stanford

Giovanni Tenorio

Giovanni Tenorio
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Doug Stevenson

Doug Stevenson
Google Developers

Oliver Belanger

Oliver Belanger
42

Lizzie Siegle

Lizzie Siegle
PubNub

Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald
Google Developers

Harrison Shoebridge

Harrison Shoebridge
Hack Club

David Tesler

David Tesler
Skillflow

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
    Projects will be graded out of 5 based on their pitch to the judges.
  • Aesthetics
    Projects will be graded out of 5 based on the design of the UI.
  • Usefulness
    Projects will be graded out of 5 based on the potential practical usage of their project.
  • Originality
    Projects will be graded out of 5 based on originality/creativity.
  • Difficulty
    Projects will be graded out of 5 based on technicality.