SoCal Hackathon for high school students
Hack SoCal was founded as one of Southern California’s first student-run, co-ed high school hackathon. The event lasts 24-hours, overnight as a targeted number of 150 attendees work to build a software project that addresses a real-world problem. Our mission is to encourage students within the Southern California area to pursue computing and technology and promote diversity in this ever-growing field.
First place overall
Second place overall
Third place overall
Best beginning hack
Best web/mobile hack
Best educational hack
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Teams of 2-4
- Must be a high school student
Group of wonderful judges
Ambition of Problem
Scale and complexity of the problem being explored.
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Quality of Presentation
Ability for the judges to clearly understand (a) what the desired functionality is, and (2) see that the functionality is behaving as expected.
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?