Hack HSV III
High School Coding Marathon
March 2, 2019   Huntsville, Alabama

Hack HSV is for

Hack HSV is a high school hackathon where participants in teams up to five code a project based on a theme announced at the competition in an environment optimized for creativity (think of it as a science fair for coding). These projects can vary in any platform from web development, mobile apps, and even drag-n-drop Scratch. At the end of the event, participants will showcase their projects to fellow hackers, parents, and judges and have the chance to win amazing prizes. At Hack HSV, we want to inspire high school students across Alabama to create something exciting and rewarding!

FAQ's

WHEN IS IT?

The competition is on March 2, 2019 from 9:00am - 10:30pm. You can find the full schedule below

WHERE IS IT?

Hack HSV is taking place at Randolph Commons at Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama - 4915 Garth Rd SE, Huntsville, Alabama

WHO CAN ATTEND HACK HSV?

Anyone ages 13-18 from any part of the world can participate!

DO I HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO CODE?

Absolutely not! You just need to have a laptop in order to participate as we have plenty of mentors that will be there to help you code from your first line to your last! We had plenty of students participate last year who had never even coded a single line before.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

We have over $5000 in prizes to give out, including an Oculus Rift, a GoPro, and more.

ISN'T HACKING ILLEGAL?

Students will not be hacking in any illegal way. In the context of a hackathon, "hack" is used to describe the process of rapid prototyping as students work together to create something new and innovative.

WHAT CAN I MAKE?

You will be creating a project using whatever platform your heart desires from complex C++ code to drag-n-drop Scratch. However, you will only be eligible to win prizes if your final product falls under the theme of the competition.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Registration along with all food, T-Shirts, and prizes are included in a cost of only $25!

DO I HAVE TO SHOW UP WITH A TEAM?

No! While participating with a team is required, you do not have to show up knowing who you will be with. We will have dedicated time for those who do not have a team to build one.

HOW MANY CAN I HAVE ON MY TEAM?

Teams are required to have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 5.

DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with as many snacks and energy drinks that your body can take is all on us!

WHEN DO REGISTRATIONS OPEN?

Registrations are open! Sign up now!

GOT HARDWARE?

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be providing Arduino kits and bluetooth modules to connect your projects to the real world!

CAN I SPONSOR HACK HSV?

If you're interested in sponsoring Hack HSV this year, check out our sponsorship package.

I'M YOUNGER THAN 13!

If you are younger than 13 and would still like to participate, then email us here.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

All you need to bring is a computer and a charger to write your brilliant code.

CAN I HELP MENTOR?

If you would like to help mentor the hackers relating to the programming and technical issues they may come across, send us an email here.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.

If you have anymore questions, drop us a line at hackhsv@gmail.com

Schedule

March 2, 2019

8:00 am

Check-in and registration

9:00 am

Opening ceremony

9:30 am

Hacking begins

12:00 pm

Lunch provided by Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza

3:00 pm

Stressed out? Play some ultimate frisbee or soccer to take your mind off of work

6:00 pm

Dinner provided by Nothing But Noodles along with a speech given by Software Engineer Dan Nagle

8:30 pm

Code Freeze! All projects must be submitted at this time

8:45 pm

Presentations begin

9:45 pm

Winners are announced, and prizes are given out

10:15 pm

Closing ceremony

Sponsors

A very special thanks to our sponsors. This would not be possible without them!

4915 Garth Rd SE, Huntsville, Alabama
A Sachin Katyal Production
hackhsv@gmail.com