ROBOHackIT is a two-day online hackathon hosted by James W. Robinson Secondary School's Computer Science Club in Fairfax, Virginia. This hackathon is for high school students of all experience levels -- anyone is welcome! 

Our goal is to foster a diverse group of high school talent and encourage opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM fields. We want students to have the ability to design and code  innovative tech solutions by developing skills in computer science. 

We invite you to strap in for an exciting event with guest speakers, workshops, minigames, and prizes! There are many great prizes for winning, as well as free prizes for all attendees! Make sure to join our Discord, and if you have any questions reach out to us at robocompsci@gmail.com. 

Requirements

What to Build

Design and build an app, website, or other software solution over the allotted time frame. 

What to Submit

You must submit a link to a GitHub repository. A working demo or prototype will boost your chances.

All teams must submit a video demonstration with a length of between 2-4 minutes. This demonstration should explain the technical and thematic aspects of the project to judges. Additionally, you can also provide project code, screenshots, written descriptions, etc.

The submission must not be a project created before the opening ceremony. Brainstorming before the event date is fine, but no code can be written until the event starts. If you are found to be violating this rule, you will be disqualified.

 

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Prizes

$27,395 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Most Creative

Best Design

The hack, either functional or design-based, with the most aesthetic and thought-out user experience and interface.

Best Beginner Hack

For the best hack from a team where 50% of members or more hack never attended a hackathon before (solo beginner hack, duo hack with one beginner, two beginners of three, or two beginners of four).

Best Education Hack

Best Application of echo3D

$50 Amazon gift card

ALL PARTICIPANTS - One free month of echo3D's business plan (300)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

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