Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

WWPHacks is a collaborative programming competition where teams of up to four work against the clock to build innovative technological solutions to real world problems. Participants will have 24 hours to communicate and work on their project with their team, with the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops, mini-events, and meet like-minded people along the way.

WWPHacks is open to people of all backgrounds and skill levels provided they are enrolled in a high school, pursuing a bachelors degree, or seeking a non-traditional education.

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Prizes

$6,645 in prizes

First Place

Each team member will receive:
- Elgato Stream Deck Mini with 6 customizable LCD keys
- 1Password Family Account | 6 months
- Wolfram | One Personal Edition and one full year of Wolfram | Alpha Pro for the entire team

Second Place

Each team member will receive:
- Amazon Fire Tablet 7 16GB
- 1Password Family Account | 6 months
- Wolfram | One Personal Edition and one full year of Wolfram | Alpha Pro for the entire team

Third Place

Each team member will receive:
- 1Password Family Account | 6 months
- Wolfram | One Personal Edition and one full year of Wolfram | Alpha Pro for the entire team

Top 15

- Wolfram | One Personal Edition and one full year of Wolfram | Alpha Pro for the entire team

echoAR Challenge Prize

- $50 Amazon gift card
- 1-month free Business Tier access to the echoAR platform
- Feature in the echoAR newsletter (sent to investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt! Please include a screenshot of your cluster activity in your submission.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

WWPHacks is open to hackers all over the world this year! You must, however, be enrolled in a high school, be pursuing a bachelor's degree, or be receiving a non-traditional education.

Requirements

Projects may be submitted in three different forms

  • Valid URL of project¬†
  • Video submission
  • Detailed Presentation in either PowerPoint or Google Slides

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Did you just glue a bunch of APIs together, or was the process of building your product a technically-intensive one?
  • Practicality
    Does your product address a real problem or improve people's lives in some way? You don't necessarily have to cure global poverty, but it is important that people find your product useful in some way
  • User Experience and Visual Appeal
    Is your product aesthetically pleasing? Is it relatively easy to use?
  • Usability
    Can your product be used out of the box?
  • Creativity
    How innovative is your solution?