Codefest for High School Students.

Leading global online hackathon, sponsored by the likes of Amazon, NetApp, and Postman.

June 26-27, 2021!

"Pretty awesome."
Anonymous / 2020 Student Participant

Welcome to Hack3.

Hack3 is a 24-hour global event on June 26-27, 2021 where students "hack" together solutions to today's most pressing problems, network with other students, attend workshops, and receive feedback from judges. All 100% free.

Why come?

Need-Based Financial Assistance

We can help compensate internet, living expenses, and/or equipment costs incurred attending Hack3 to low-income U.S. attendees. Email us to apply.

Collaborate

Work with other like-minded high school students from around the world!

100% Free

Our sponsors' generous support enables you to attend for free!

Rewarding

Learn new things at workshops, and compete for tens of thousands of dollars of prizes!

Click here to read Hack3's rules.


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... at Hack3 2020

Hack3 2020 was a blast. With hundreds of participants, 30+ industry professionals mentoring and judging, and 10+ workshops, participants experienced a truly amazing weekend. Our average participant surveys show 8.8/10 in overall satisfaction. This year, with numerous lessons learned, live judging, and backing from top tech companies like Amazon, NetApp, and Postman, Hack3 will be even better than before. Come join us on June 26-27!

"The event was carefully planned out, and had plenty of opportunities to learn something new from the best of the best during these tough times!"
Anonymous / 2020 Student Participant

Our mission is to empower every high school student, regardless of socioeconomic status, build the change they want to see using technology.

Hack3 is a global online hackathon that aims to enable high school students to learn computer science, with a broader message of "everyone can code" targeting underrepresented demographics to improve diversity and inclusion of individuals in the computer technology space.

COVID-19’s effects have revealed great wealth inequalities in America’s communities. More than ever, marginalized and impoverished communities need opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.

At Hack3, we believe that providing educational opportunities to learn computer science, one of the highest paying job sectors, is the solution.

We hope that by bringing students of all backgrounds together, we will be able to foster innovation, creativity, and create new lifelong friendships for hackers.

In 2020, we connected nearly three hundred students of all skill levels, to build novel projects that positively impacted the world. Over one hundred attended our free classes led by industry professionals to learn new skills. Over twenty mentors lurked in our helpdesk to help participants when they needed help. Last year, our judges, mentors, and workshop instructors were affiliated with the likes of Stanford, Harvard, Amazon, NetApp, and Wikipedia.

With the lessons learned from 2020, we aim to host a competition consisting of over 350 participants, while targeting the underprivileged communities around the world. To help achieve our goal of providing a learning opportunity for everyone, we will be sponsoring internet access to those who need it to truly level the playing field for all.
"Had so much fun working with my team! I loved the mentors sooooo much as well."
Anonymous / 2020 Student Participant

Hack3 Judges

Esteemed industry professionals from top companies, here to give you feedback and suggestions live.

Debashis Das

Debashis Das
Principal Architect @ Amazon Web Services

Victor Cao

Victor Cao
Partnership Manager @ Huawei

Rajesh Rajaraman

Rajesh Rajaraman
Senior Technical Director @ NetApp

Taras Baranyuk

Taras Baranyuk
Kaggle Competitions Master, Senior Data Scientist @ Bidease

Siarhei Yakushevich

Siarhei Yakushevich
Senior Software Engineer @ Kaltura

Vidya Nagarajan

Vidya Nagarajan
Software Engineer @ NetApp

Rick Peralta

Rick Peralta
Regional Mentor @ FIRST Robotics Competition

Danila Fetisov

Danila Fetisov
Technical Product Manager @ Yandex

Susan Tu

Susan Tu
Senior Engineering Manager @ NETSCOUT

Anton Yarkov

Anton Yarkov
Chief of Banking Development Staff @ Access Softek

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Senior Java Software Engineer @ Ultimeta

Sadok Cervantes

Sadok Cervantes
UX Designer @ Wikimedia, Founder @ LeanGap

David Medvedik

David Medvedik
Principal Software Engineer @ Positive Technologies

Mykola Zaitsev

Mykola Zaitsev
Embedded Software Engineer @ F-Lab

Dmytro Budym

Dmytro Budym
Software Engineer @ airSlate

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, join our Slack and ask a question in the #questions-and-answers channel.

General
What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where teams of people come together to design and build something involving a novel use of technology, usually centered around some theme.

General
What is Hack3?

Hack3 is a fun, 24 hour online hackathon made for high school students, both new and experienced. During this time, you will develop and present a project for cool prizes. Most importantly, you will learn new and useful skills that will help you on your computer science journey.

General
What will happen during Hack3?

Expect team building activities, workshops led by industry professionals, and fun mini competitions in addition to the competition!

General
Who should come to Hack3?

Any high school student! Now is the time to explore computer science if you are a beginner, and if you are experienced, you will be challenged

Prerequisites
What should I bring?

Bring strong enthusiasm and energy! Read up on coding if you are a beginner, and remember to have a ready-to-go computer on June 26-27!

Prerequisites
How much experience do I need?

No experience is needed! Anyone with an interest in computer science can come and participate.

Teams
How do I form a team?

We encourage you to form a team prior to Hack3, but we will host fun team formation activities too. Check out our #team-formation Slack if you need a team.

Teams
Are teams required?

No, they are optional but highly recommended! Collaborating will help you develop a better project when judging happens.

Judging
Are there prizes?

Yes! There are prizes for first, second and third (overall) place. In addition, we will have individual track winners. We have tens of thousands of dollars worth of prizes!

Judging
Can I participate in multiple tracks?

No, you must choose one! They will be released on the day of the event.

Judging
How is the winner determined?

You will have 2-3 minutes to present to a remote panel of experienced judges, who will thoroughly examine your project and grade it based on creativity, technical excellence, and theme relevance.

Hack3 Organizing Team

High school students from around the world. Email us at [email protected]


Lead Organizers

Jonathan

Jonathan
General Lead

Vidyut

Vidyut Suresh
General Lead

Amanda

Amanda Sherman
Outreach Lead

Rama

Rama Rao Vencharla
Sponsorships Lead

Co-Organizers

Abhisar

Abhisar Anand
General

Srinivas

Srinivas Sriram
General

George

George Ji
Design

Uditi

Uditi Sharma
Outreach

Uditi

Christopher Li
Technology

Owen

Owen Wang
Technology

Ethan

Ethan Li
Design

Hack3 Sponsors

Our sponsors' generous financial support makes Hack3 possible. If your company is interested, email us at [email protected]

Gold Sponsors

Amazon

Silver Sponsors

NetApp
Balsamiq
Postman
NexusBytes

Bronze Sponsors

Stickermule
Ekaru
Dash Cloud
echoAR
FluidStack
KTBYTE
Wolfram Language
Repl.it
"I got to work on new ideas and worked with people whom I would be glad to call friends."
Anonymous / 2020 Student Participant