HackSB is a 12-hour hackathon for high-school students hosted at the South Brunswick Public Library.
Participants must be high school students and may compete as individuals or teams of up to 4 people declared at the event
Submit wither a .zip file with your project or a link to its GitHub repository. If any parts of your project are hosted online, provide links to those as well.
$3,960 in prizes
4x Google Home Mini
Best API Utilization
4x SATA SSDs
4x QI Wireless Charger Desk Lamp with USB
2x Gaming Mouse Pads
2x Bluetooth Speaker
Best UI/Aesthetic Appeal
4x Sketch License - Sketch is a program for Macs used to design UI's for software.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Software Engineer, Google
Information Services Librarian, SBPL
Center Director, Code Ninjas
Hacks that put major emphasis on design. They look clean, but not overly simplistic, and their UI's are elegant and easy for users to operate. This category generally applies to hacks whose main component is visual rather than functional .
Best Use of an API
Hacks that use an API creatively to solve a problem or synthesize multiple API's in an original manner. Simply returning the output of an API won't work.
Hacks that solve a real world problem. These are first prototypes of software that could potentially become a real product. These hacks must be practical for consumers to use, and there must be demand for a solution to the problem they fix.
Hacks that are games. These games have unique mechanics, gameplay, or plot concept/theme. Furthermore, they must be a well-designed and enjoyable experience for the player.
The hack that shows the best combination of excellent technical skill and brilliant imagination.