STEMist Hacks 2.0

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21st-23rd July, 2023

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STEMist Hacks 2022 Recap




USD in Prizes



About STEMist Hacks 2.0

STEMist Hacks 2.0 is a hackathon for middle and high schoolers with over $2,000 in cash prizes where participants can develop apps, software, and hardware projects, and present them to a team of judges that will evaluate their projects based on criteria outlined in the devpost. Participants can compete in teams or individually and learn new skills through workshops and speaker talks that will occur throughout the course of the hackathon.

This Year's Prizes

2nd Place
Each member of the winning team will receive an Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White Keyboard or split 500 USD in cash
1st Place
Each member of the winning team will receive an AirPods Pro Second Generation or split 1,000 USD in cash
3rd Place
Each member of the winning team will receive an Amazon Echo Dot 5th Generation or split 300 USD in cash

Full Event Schedule (Preliminary)

Friday 7/21
Opening Ceremony
6:00 - 7:00 PM PST
The event will formally begin with a bit about rules & guidelines, and a word from sponsors.
Hacking Starts!
7:30 PM PST
You can now start building your project - good luck!
Saturday 7/22
Using ML.NET for Machine Learning
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Presented by Denis Kondratev
Game Development in Unity and C#
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Presented by Dmitrii Ivashchenko
Intro to Django Backend Development
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Presented by Dmitrii Ivashchenko
Sunday 7/23
Sectors of Coding
3:30 PM
Presented by Rohan Fernandes
Hacking Closes
3:30 PM
Submissions close on Devpost. Make sure to upload your project
Closing Ceremony
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a coding event where interested people from all over the world can participate in fun coding competitions and bring their amazing ideas to life. It is an opportunity to collaborate with others, learn new technologies, and build innovative projects within a limited time frame. Hackathons often foster a supportive and creative environment, encouraging participants to think outside the box and push their boundaries.
How much does it cost?
This hackathon is completely free to attend. There are no registration fees or charges associated with participating in STEMist Hacks. We believe in making coding and learning opportunities accessible to all aspiring hackers, regardless of their financial backgrounds.
Do I need experience to join?
No! This is a completely beginner-friendly hackathon. We welcome participants with all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned coders. We understand that everyone starts somewhere, and our goal is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all participants. We offer workshops that can help you get started and enhance your coding skills throughout the hackathon.
Do I need a team?
We encourage both solo projects and team projects. You have the flexibility to choose whether you want to work independently or collaborate with others. If you prefer working in a team but don't have one, we provide a teambuilding channel in our Discord server where you can find like-minded individuals to form a team with.
Where is the hackathon?
STEMist Education will be hosting STEMist Hacks online, which means you can join from anywhere in the world! The hackathon will be conducted virtually, allowing participants to connect, collaborate, and code from the comfort of their own homes. However, it's important to note that the workshop and ceremony times will be based on the Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) timezone, so please consider the time difference if you are located in a different timezone.
What should I do in STEMist Hacks?
In STEMist Hacks, you have the freedom to program and create any sort of project that showcases your coding skills and creativity. Whether you want to develop a physical project, software application, interactive website, mobile app, or even a project using platforms like Scratch, the choice is yours. We encourage participants to think beyond traditional boundaries, explore new technologies, and innovate in their projects. The possibilities are endless, and we look forward to seeing the amazing programs you create!
When does registration close?
Registration for STEMist Hacks closes at the opening ceremony of the hackathon. You can register anytime before the opening ceremony begins. We recommend registering as early as possible to secure your spot and ensure you receive all the necessary information and updates leading up to the event. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!
What is the theme of the hackathon?
There is no specific theme for this hackathon. You have the freedom to build a coding project of your choice, whether it be physical or digital. Think outside the box, solve real-world problems, and create something that truly showcases your skills and passion for coding. Whether you want to tackle social issues, explore emerging technologies, or simply build something that excites you, the possibilities are limitless. Our judges will be looking for projects that demonstrate technical proficiency, creativity, and the ability to solve problems effectively.

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