A high school hackathon bringing together hundreds of hackers to create, innovate, and excite.

Interested in programming, design, or entrepreneurship? Want a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes? Come to SigmaHacks I and learn from industry professionals, enjoy delicious food and drink, and join hundreds of other high school hackers from across the Bay Area to convert your ideas into reality. Visit https://sigmahacks.org for more information!

We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

 

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Prizes

$51,550 in prizes

1st Place

- Apple Airpod 2s for each team member

2nd Place

- Portable Bluetooth Speakers for each team member

3rd Place

- Digital Ocean T-shirts for each team member
- $500 in Digital Ocean credits for each team member

4th Place

- $250 in Bugsee credits for each team member

Top 10 (10)

- 1-year subscription for Wolfram|Alpha Personal Edition and Pro for each team member

Best Creative

- Sketch Licenses for each team member
- 1-year subscription for Wolfram|Alpha Personal Edition and Pro for each team member

Best Beginner

- Google Home Mini for each team member
- 1-year subscription for Wolfram|Alpha Personal Edition and Pro for each team member

Everyone

- $120 in Sashido credits
- $50 Digital Ocean Trial
- $25 Wolfram|One Trial

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event is only open to high schoolers. Teams may be 1 to 4 students. 

If you are in college but want to attend as a mentor, email hello@sigmahacks.org for more information.

Requirements

Register for the event at https://sigmahacks.org! Submission information will be posted as the event nears. The hackathon is open-ended - participants are encouraged to get creative and code any project they would like. We can't wait to see all your innovative ideas come to life!

Judges

Arun Saigal

Arun Saigal
Cofounder and CEO / Thunkable / Forbes 30 Under 30

Sumina Verma

Sumina Verma
Global Vice President of Customer Success and Support / Snowflake Computing

Aswatha Amarnath

Aswatha Amarnath
Senior Vice President / Wipro

Chandra Sreeram

Chandra Sreeram
Head of Marketing Operations / Gigamon

Robert Mangrobang

Robert Mangrobang
Creative Director / Tibco

Vijaya Mynam

Vijaya Mynam
Director of DevOps & Tools / CommScope

Roopa Bayar

Roopa Bayar
Principal Software Architect / Versa Networks

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Does the hack target a specific audience? How often will people use it? Does it solve a common problem?
  • Originality
    Does the hack stand out or is it a generic application? Does the hack improve something that already exists or is it entirely new? What makes the hack better than another?
  • Technical Complexity
    Does the hack utilize emerging technologies? Is it more than a conglomeration of APIs? Did you build your project from scratch? Is it hardcoded?
  • Polish
    Does the hack function properly? Is it complete, or you have plans to improve it in the future? If so, what would you change/add? Is the app well designed and appealing?