A virtual safe space for high school students from underrepresented background to learn and build software.


You must be a high school student to be eligible for prizes, but we do welcome others to join the workshops and other events


Please submit a video demo of your project that is no more than 2 minutes and a link to a public GitHub repository with all the code that was used to create the project. All code must be started and finished within the hackathon time frame

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,399 in prizes

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM

The Proximity Effect Interview (4)

HAVIT Gaming Keyboard Mouse Headset & Mouse Pad Kit, Rainbow LED Backlit Wired, Over Ear Headphone with Mic for PC, Computer, Xbox ONE & PS4, Tablet, Mobile Phones

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook - Lined Eco-Friendly Notebook with 1 Pilot Frixion Pen & 1 Microfiber Cloth Included- Midnight Blue Cover, Letter Size (8.5" x 11")

From Sora Schools - "Most Creative Problem Solving Award"


- $50 Amazon gift card
(per team)

- 3-month free
Business Tier access
(per team member)

- Selected projects will
be featured on our
“Inspiration” Page

Dragon Touch DF01 Foldable Drone with Camera for Adults, WiFi FPV Drone with 120° Wide-Angle 1080P HD Camera RC Quadcopter with Gravity Sensor, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Take Off/Landing

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Oculus Go VR Headset

From Make School- "Best First Time Project"

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Garrett Smiley

Garrett Smiley
Sora Schools

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO - echoAR

Elias Wambugu

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative is the project? Does it inspire people and allow them to build and create in their own communities?
  • Technical Complexity
    Is the project technically impressive? Complex? How technically sophisticated/advanced/elegant was the solution?
  • Design & Implementation
    Does it work? Is it implementable? Did the team think about the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX)? Was the product designed with users in mind?

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