ThetaHacks is Over!
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Welcome to ThetaHacks Virtual! ThetaHacks is a virtual high-school hackathon occuring from January 15-18, 2021. Our schedule begins at 12am on the 15th and ends 8am in the 18th (view the full schedule here), although our opening ceremony occurs on the 16th. All you need is your computer, and if you want, a few friends to hack with!
We're a hackathon open for all skill levels. We offer a long list of free swag and merch for anyone who attends our hackathon, as long as you submit a project and attend at least two events.
For up and coming developers, we have a separate Beginner Hack category and several differnet workshops to learn Augmented Reality, Web Development, and more!
For experienced developers, we have a long list of prizes you can win along with some more advanced events and workshops.
We want to make this hackathon feel as close as possible to one that would happen in-person. We're doing our best to ensure a cozy environment where high schoolers of all ages and experience levels can unite and hack together.
Required to be in high school, if you would like to join and are not eligible, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teams may be anywhere from 1 to 4 people. No cross teaming.
You are required to submit a video demonstration, your source code, and a github respository. Deployed projects are recommended, but if clearly explained in the presentation, not required.
Each team may only win one award.
$20,000 in prizes
The overall first place winner at ThetaHacks! The winning team gets $150, HyperX Mechanical Gaming Keyboards, a certificate, and of course, bragging rights.
The 2nd place winner at ThetaHacks! The winning team gets $100, Google Nest Mini, a certificate, and of course, bragging rights.
The 3rd place winner at ThetaHacks! The winning team gets $50, Plans for Wolfram|One Pro Premium (worth $400 each), a certificate, and of course, bragging rights.
The organizer's choice! The chosen winning team will receive $100 of AOPS Credit, a certificate, and of course, bragging rights.
The winner of the most popular vote! Team will receive a certificate.
Best Duo Hack
The winning team of the best duo hack at ThetaHacks gets some epic merch from our partner, Discord! (2 shirts, pins, stickers), and 1Password Family Membership for each person.
Best Environmental Hack
The winning team of the best environmental hack at ThetaHacks gets lifetime licenses to Centered (centered.app), a premium productivity app. Each member on the team will also receive Sublime Text licenses.
Best EchoAR Project
The EchoAR prize goes to the team that best utilizes the EchoAR platform by the company's standards. Winners get a $50 Amazon gift card and access to the business tier plan with EchoAR (worth $90).
Best Beginner Hack
The winning team of the best beginner hack at ThetaHacks gets $50 and an exclusive ProductHunt swag package, as well as 1Password Family Membership for each team member.
Business tier plan on EchoAR
Wolfram|One platform access
Repl.it Hacker/Upgraded Plan
Access to Balsamiq Cloud
Free web hosting from Cynderhost
30-Day access to Centered
Awesome ThetaHacks Stickers
Free Pro upgrades on Taskade
Problem Sets from To The Limit Maths
Credits for JetBrains IDE
Interview Cake Courses
Discord pins and stickers
Free Giveaways and Raffles!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Founder & CEO of EchoAR
AP Computer Science Teacher
Workshop Coordinator at Make School
Full Stack Software Engineer @ Folsom Labs
Student Ambassador at Make School
Tech Lead at Stripe
Outreach Manager at Make School
Graphics Design and Animation Teacher
Main Category Credits
Judges will be given a set amount of "credits" to assign to projects of their choice. Overall, top 3 projects with the highest credit scores win main prizes.
Off Category Credits
For optional categories, judges are given a separate credit balance to assign to projects they think should win the prize. Highest credit score wins!