HocoHacks is Howard County's high school hackathon, where students from various middle and high schools across the county will get the opportunity to collaborate on coding projects and compete for prizes. Whether you want to learn to code, or to flex your coding abilities, HocoHacks brings together coders of all different skill sets to collectively promote the knowledge of code.

 

Schedule (subject to change)
Time Activity
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Introduction Workshops (Java, Python, and Web Development)
11:15 AM- 12:00 PM First Game Event!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Workshop 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Second Game Event!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Workshop 2
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Guiding the College Application process as a Computer Science major
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Workshop 3
8:00 PM Devpost Submissions due
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Judges ask questions with video submissions
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Compile Results
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Closing Ceremonies and Winners!

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Prizes

$996 in prizes

Middle School Division (3)

$60 per person on the 1st place team
$45 per person on the 2nd place team
$25 per person on the 3rd place team
Prizes will be redeemed in the form of tech kits shipped directly through Amazon.

High School Division (3)

$60 per person on the 1st place team
$45 per person on the 2nd place team
$25 per person on the 3rd place team
Prizes will be redeemed in the form of tech kits shipped directly through Amazon.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All students who are currently enrolled in grades 6-12 in a middle or high school in Howard County, MD are eligible. If you have special circumstances (home school, live in HoCo but attend school outside of HoCo, etc.), contact us directly and we may be able to work something out.

Currently, teams of up to 4 members are permitted.

Requirements

Theme TBA

Judges

Daleth Sendin

Robert While

Robert While

Michael Hobson

Judging Criteria

  • Idea Definition
    Ideas should be clear and specific
  • Idea Uniqueness
    Ideas should be unique and original solutions; they must be out-of-the-box hacks
  • Solution Design & Creativity
    Does the program demonstrate thoughtful and creative design? Is the UI effective? Solutions should be well-designed. *Bonus for aesthetically pleasing OR advanced technical aspects
  • Functionality
    Does the product work? Does it fulfill its intended purpose?

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