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Overview

Treasure Hacks will follow the typical formatting of online hackathons. Students in groups of up to four, are to come up with a project of any type and come up with a working solution using programming. Our hackathon is open to any level of programmers (if you are a beginner, attend our super helpful workshops!).

In addition to the competition, we have plenty of events like a sponsor teaching programmers how to use their product, an industry computer scientist sharing their experience, or a teacher teaching basic skills.

We also plan to present step-by-step instructions to help you through every part of a hackathon like making and using a GitHub, turning in your project, etc. More information on our website.

 

Registration

First, you must sign up on our google form. Then, depending on whether you have a team or not you will sign up on devpost (Right here!). If you do not have a team, don't worry! We have a team-building period right at the start of the hackathon. Once you have created your team, you must sign up on devpost.

 

Time/Location/Eligibility

Our hackathon will take place online from January 13-15. Anyone who is currently attending middle school, high school, or college is able to participate. (College students will be placed in a separate bracket)

 

Details are subject to change without notice.

Requirements

All projects must be submitted before 11:59 PM PST on January 14th. For submissions, we need:

  • A short written passage about your project, the inspirations for your project, how your project was built, its features, challenges you ran into, and future plans for your project (max of 100 words each). They can also be bullet points.
  • Your code, located on GitHub and is public.
  • It is also highly recommended, but not strictly required, to make a 5-minute max video either explaining or demoing your project. (However, not having a video will likely hurt your score)

 

Submission Rules

  1. You cannot use any code or materials that were gathered or made before the hackathon (If you are unsure about something, ask in the discord)
  2. You must only work with the people in your group (Getting input and help from the community is allowed)
  3. You cannot plagiarize the work of others
  4. Your team must not have more than four members
  5. If you break any of these rules or our team has reason to believe that you are cheating, you will be immediately disqualified

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$217,148 in prizes

Overall Hackathon Winner (College Bracket)

- $30 Cash Prize Per Person
- Taskade lifetime upgrades for winners
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Interview for the ACF ‘Code Coach’ role (paid, learning from industry experts, flexible hours, leadership experience) (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADsFBvvwxv3yZRpEyUWhKxMHBlyiRk1-vChwBRhNSCk/edit?usp=sharing)
- Invitation to join the ACF Discord server
- If accepted into ACF internship, team members can take all ACF courses for free.
- Free YEAR of Centered Pro
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher
- $125 in DigitalOcean Credits Per Person

Overall Hackathon Winner (High School Bracket)

- $30 Cash Prize Per Person
- Direct ticket to Round 1 and 2 of ACF’s international teen tech entrepreneurship competition ‘Future Impact Challenge’ 2022 - 2023 (https://www.futureimpact.one/)
- Invitation to join the ACF Discord server
- Interviews for mentorship, internship, and volunteering opportunities (like SVTTT, Monthly App Challenge, Event Ambassador, etc.) and invitations to ACF’s global workshops or teen tech summits
- Partial tuition scholarship to ACF courses for winning teams
- Taskade lifetime upgrades for winners
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Free YEAR of Centered Pro
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher
- 50%OFF Beta Camp's Programs
- $125 in DigitalOcean Credits Per Person

Overall Hackathon Winner (Middle School Bracket)

- Direct ticket to Applied Computing Foundation’s (ACF) international Python-Math league competition ‘Game Impact Challenge’ 2022
- Invitation to join the ACF Discord server
- Mentorship opportunities and invitations to ACF gaming workshops.
- Partial tuition scholarship to ACF courses for winning teams
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher
- Taskade lifetime upgrades for winners
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

2nd Place Overall (High School Bracket & College Bracket) (2)

- $15 Cash Prize Per Person
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- Free YEAR of Centered Pro
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher
- $125 in DigitalOcean Credits Per Person

3rd Place Overall (High School Bracket & College Bracket) (2)

- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher

Best Solo Hack (Winners are still eligible for Overall Hackathon Prizes)

- $25 Cash Prize
- 1-year subscription licenses of Axure RP Team Edition (1)
- GAR Monster Kit (1)

Best Duo Hack (Winners are still eligible for Overall Hackathon Prizes)

- $25 Cash Prize Per Person
- 1-year subscription licenses of Axure RP Team Edition (2)
- GAR Monster Kit (2)

Most Aesthetically Pleasing

- 25$ AoPS coupons (4)
- $20 No Starch Press ebook vouchers (4)

Most People Helped

- $15 Cash Prize
- Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
- 100% off Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher

Best Use of Qoom

- Qoom website project featured on Qoom Project Gallery and our Discord
- Publish a tutorial or workshop on Qoom’s website
- Interview on Qoom’s blog

Best Use of Verbwire (30)

- For the first 30 winners of the category: $25 gift card
- For the 50 developers who don't win the category: 1 month free Premium Verbwire API credit

More information located in our "submission-rules" channel

Best Use of Conversational AI

Project should make use of conversational AI models to creatively automate processes that are currently manually carried out by humans. Projects will be graded on the basis of their creativity and simplicity of user experience. Examples of projects are ChatGPT or Ability to easily surf through call transcripts by asking human-like questions.

- a $50 Amazon or Uber Gift Card per person

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Publish a short post on https://medium.com/ about your project (include a description of the idea and how you have implemented it, a link to the repo/dev post, team members, a short description of the technologies you used, and any other details you might find interesting)
Submit the link to your https://medium.com/ post to hello@sashido.io by the end of the 27. January 2023 to enter the competition, get your project in front of the entire SashiDo audience & win amazing prizes.

All Participants (300)

- Interview Cake Course Access (30 days)
- 60-day free trial to DigitalOcean's Services
- Month access to Wolfram|One
- Taskade 5-Year free upgrades
- Replit hacker coupon (Only available to those who build their project on Replit)
- Replit swag (Only available to those who build their project on Replit)
- Free month of Centered Pro
- 90% Interview Buddy async system-driven interview voucher
- 1-month FREE access to echo3D’s Premium Plan
- Free .xyz domains for a year
- $120 in SashiDo credits
- 30% discount to nostarch.com

Devpost Achievements

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Judges

Avinash Koshal

Avinash Koshal
Cloud Support Engineer at AWS

Michael Jia

Michael Jia
Senior Product Manager at Scale AI

Maksym Mostovyi

Maksym Mostovyi
Software Engineer at Rain

Max Kalik

Max Kalik
Software Engineer at Triumph Labs

Viachaslau Matsukevich

Viachaslau Matsukevich
Cloud Solutions Architect at Altoros

Ivan Chiklikchi

Ivan Chiklikchi
Senior Software Engineering & Resource Manager at EPAM Systems

Phani Teja

Phani Teja
Senior Cloud Engineer at Strava

Alexander Kozhenkov

Alexander Kozhenkov
Senior Software Engineer at Farel

Sambhav Jain

Sambhav Jain

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the project a new idea? Does the project provide a new experience or simplify an existing workflow? (Worth 30 Points)
  • Practicality
    Could this idea actually be implemented in real life? Would people be motivated to use it? Is it a functioning solution that can scale in the real world? (Worth 30 Points)
  • Presentation
    Is the project pitched in a convincing and engaging manner? Is the idea presented clearly and in a way that's easy to approach? (Worth 25 Points)
  • Engineering Excellence
    Do the different parts of the code work well together? Does the project stand as an end-to-end project? Is the code well documented? Does the project create a comfortable user experience? (Worth 15 Points)

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