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Global Competition for Designers, Developers and Startups [$4500 Prizes] | Def Hacks 3.0 | Wirkish, 2021

Deadline: June 27th, 2021

Def Hacks Worldwide 3.0 is a 36-hour long hackathon for high school and college students. Here, the program will support young innovators and build a strong community of developers who will tackle world problems using technology.

Don’t know how to code? No problem – there is an amazing line-up of beginner workshops coached by CS YouTubers, where you can learn new skills to use in projects.

The program will also have Michael Siebel (Managing Director at YC, Co-founder of Twitch), Viral Shah (Co-Founder of Julia Computing language), and Josh Starmer (Founder of StatQuest), along with many more notable speakers to share their valuable knowledge.

To support innovators in creating the projects of their dreams, the program will have professional mentors to give hackers advice, plan, and help them debug!

In the end, students will be allowed to submit projects to various tracks such as Venture Capitalist track, Covid-19, and Beginner and Advanced track, or Sponsored tracks, each offering their winnable prizes!

Eligibility

  • High school and college students
  • Young innovators and developers

Benefits

$4,500 in prizes

Beginner Track Prize (3)

  • Any project can be submitted to this track! The only requirement is that all the members of the team must be considered “beginner” coders. This means that they fall into one of the following categories:
    • Less than 2 years of CS experience.
    • First hackathon
    • High school student
  • Prizes:
    • 1st place: $200
    • 2nd place: $150
    • 3rd place: $100

Advanced Track Prize (3)

  • Any project can be submitted to this track, and anyone can submit to this track as well! Beginners are allowed to submit to this track as well, but please note that this track will be more competitive.
  • This track is open to ALL STUDENTS.
  • Prizes:
    • 1st place: $200
    • 2nd place: $150
    • 3rd place: $100

Venture Capitalist Track Prize (3)

  • Any Project that is a model for a startup idea is to be submitted to this track! The main requirement is that the project itself is a model and a pitchable project for a startup. Alongside with Monetary prize, the 3 winning teams pitch their startup idea(must have the track project) to a venture capitalist after the hackathon ends.

Covid-19 Track Prize (3)

  • Any project that relates to combatting Covid-19 and its effects on daily life in any way can be submitted to this track! This track is open to ALL STUDENTS.

Best UI/UX Track Prize (3)

  • Any project with any topic can be submitted to this track. The top three teams with the best UI/UX design of their hack win monetary prizes and Sketch Licenses (for every member in a team).

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