PeddieHacks is a 48 hour online hackathon hosted by the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. It is open to all high school and college undergraduate students and is a competition where novice and experienced programmers work together to design solutions for real world problems and participate in workshops. Even though we are unable to host an in-person hackathon, we hope to make this just as interactive and exciting, so sign up for 48 hours of coding, learning, and fun! 

IMPORTANT: You MUST fill out this Google form as well when registering: https://forms.gle/ZWw5Tc5HiG4fUwVEA 

IMPORTANT: You will find the link to the hackathon Discord in the post-registration message on the Google Form. You MUST join that Discord to receive important communications throughout the hackathon. 

Schedule

8/20 7:30 PM EDT Opening Ceremony

8/20 8:30 PM EDT Hacking Begins

8/20 9:30 PM EDT Workshop - Expansion 101: Turning Your Idea into a Reality (Galicia Gordon, Founder of Leading Learners)

8/20 10:00 PM EDT Gaming Session
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8/21 10:00 AM EDT Workshop - How to Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less (Alon Grinshpoon, Founder and CEO of echoAR)

8/21 11:00 AM EDT Workshop - How to Integrate SAWO's SDK in Your App - Passwordless Authentication (Varun Jaggi, Software Development Engineer at SAWO Labs)

8/21 12:00 PM EDT Workshop - How to Make a Real User Login System (Jared Lera, Co-founder and CTO of Qoom)

8/21 2:00 PM EDT Workshop - Cybersecurity Management within the Modern Business Environment (Ray Gasnick III, Director of Compliance Services at Miles Technologies)

8/21 6:00 PM EDT Workshop - Fundamentals of Internet Security: Certificates 101 (Peter Wolfe, Security Architect at Verizon)

8/21 8:00 PM EDT Workshop - Evolution of Crypto: deFi, NFTs, and the Ethereum Ecosystem (Alex Wolfe, Engineering Manager - Core Product at Coinbase)

8/21 10:00 PM EDT Gaming Session
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8/22 10:00 AM EDT Hacking Ends & Submissions Close

8/22 10:30 AM EDT Workshop - Balancing the Binary (Erin Fago, Software Engineer and Scrum Master at Leidos)

8/22 12:00 PM EDT Live Judging

8/22 4:00 PM EDT Gaming Session

8/22 6:30 PM EDT Winners Announcement & Closing Ceremony

Workshops will be up to 1 hour and gaming sessions will be up to 2 hours. 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$50,000 in prizes

SWAG ($1000+ in swag for each participant)

- Promo code for Twilio credits
- 90-day extended trial promo code for the Balsamiq Cloud
- $10 1-year .xyz domain
- $13 ebook copy of "College Admissions During COVID" (The Princeton Review) for rising high school juniors and seniors
- $20 3-month Qoom Starter Plan
- $21 3-month Repl.it Hacker Plan
- $25 30-day access to Wolfram|One
- $60 1-year Taskade Unlimited upgrade
- $89 1-month business tier access to the echoAR platform
- $100 60-day free trial for DigitalOcean
- $120 in SashiDo credits
- $135 10,000 SAWO Labs authentications
- $165 30-day access pass to the Interview Cake full coding interview prep course
- $300 6-month license for Voiceflow Pro

Miles Technologies Safety and Security College Prize

- $400 for team
- Reserved Spot to join a future Miles Technologies Invite-Only Software Developer Bootcamp Program for each team member
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $250 1-year egghead.io Pro Membership for each team member
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member
- $504 1-year subscription license of Axure RP Team for team

Miles Technologies Safety and Security High School Prize

- $400 for team
- Reserved Spot to join a future Miles Technologies Invite-Only Software Developer Bootcamp Program for each team member
- "Slingshot Verified" status for a final round internship interview with a Slingshot Startup Partner for each team member
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $18 6-month 1Password individual account for each team member
- $100 Sublime Text license key for each team member
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member
- $504 1-year subscription license of Axure RP Team for team

Fintech and E-commerce College Prize

- $400 for team
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $250 in DigitalOcean credits for each team member
- $250 1-year egghead.io Pro Membership for each team member
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member
- $504 1-year subscription license of Axure RP Team for team

Fintech and E-commerce High School Prize

- $400 for team
- "Slingshot Verified" status for a final round internship interview with a Slingshot Startup Partner for each team member
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $250 in DigitalOcean credits for each team member
- Two $240 1-year subscription licenses of Framer Pro for team
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member
- $504 1-year subscription license of Axure RP Team for team

Solo Prize

- $460 GAR Colossus Starter Kit for Arduino
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade
- $42 ebook copy of "Build Better Products" (Rosenfeld Media)
- $100 Sublime Text license key
- $375 Wolfram Award

High School Innovation Prize

- $80 for team
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $25 AOPS coupon for each team member
- Two $129 12-month Magoosh ACT/SAT Premium subscriptions for team
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member

College Innovation Prize

- $80 for team
- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $42 ebook copy of "Build Better Products" (Rosenfeld Media) for each team member
- Two $250 1-year egghead.io Pro Memberships for team
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member

Judges' Prize

- Lifetime Taskade Unlimited upgrade for each team member
- $375 Wolfram Award for each team member

echoAR AR/VR Application Challenge

- Participants must use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for the challenge
- $50 Amazon gift card for team
- $267 3-month Business Tier access to the echoAR platform for each team member
- Selected projects will be featured on the echoAR “Inspiration” page (https://docs.echoar.xyz/web-console/learn-pages/inspiration-page)

SashiDo Machine Learning Challenge

- Participants must use the Teachable Machine and SashiDo platforms as part of their project to be eligible for the challenge
- Prize includes SashiDo credits, recognition on SashiDo social media channels, special certificates, swag, etc.

SAWO Labs Challenge

- Participants must use the SAWO Labs API as part of their project to be eligible for the challenge
- $100 for team
- $48 1-month Inaugurate Tier access for each team member
- Goodies and certificate for each team member
- Feature in SAWO Labs blogs and articles (https://sawolabs.medium.com/)
- SAWO Labs funds 100% of the Play Store/App Store subscription fee for the winning mobile app(s)
- SAWO Labs funds 100% of the hosting fee for the winning web app(s)
- Special opportunity to pitch hack to venture capitalists and investors in SAWO Labs' Pitch Day Hack

Qoom Web App Challenge

- Participants must use the Qoom platform as part of their project to be eligible for the challenge
- $140 1-year Pro Plan for team
- Invitation to the Qoom Creator Group for team (https://www.qoom.io/creator-group)
- Selected projects will be featured on the Qoom Project Gallery (https://www.qoom.io/projects)

Wolfram Award for Highest Workshop Attendance (20)

- $375 Wolfram Award: 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and a 1-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

The two tracks will be announced at the opening ceremony on 8/20. Please make sure to submit your code and slideshow, and a 1-2 minute video demo of your project. Following submission, you will be notified if you have qualified for the live judging round where you will present your slideshow and project to a panel of judges.

 

Judges

Jim Harris

Jim Harris
Software Engineer at Microsoft

George Huo

George Huo
CEO of PayGarden

JP Lessard

JP Lessard
President of Software Services at Miles Technologies

Alexandra Wolfe

Alexandra Wolfe
Engineering Manager at Coinbase

Jason Puglisi

Jason Puglisi
Senior Application Security Engineer at Spin

Samantha Young

Samantha Young
Electrical Engineer (AirPods) at Apple

Peter Wolfe

Peter Wolfe
Security Architect at Verizon

Winston Yang

Winston Yang
Software Developer at Westfield Investment

Joy Wolfe

Joy Wolfe
Computer Science Teacher at Peddie School

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