HackBI IV is a student-run hackathon at Bishop Ireton High School. Participants will have one 12 hour and one 10 hour day to learn a variety of new things, collaborate, and make their ideas come to life in amazing projects. This year's theme is space. 

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Prizes

$1,396 in prizes

Decipher Internship

For the 1st place winner of the Best Overall prize category. It is an internship with Decipher Technology Studios! See https://greymatter.io/company#beliefs for more information. Eligibility requirements for internship: Applicant must be 15 years or older. Applicant must have the ability to work from the Old Town Alexandria office on a daily basis.

Telescope (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Best Use of Theme category.

Arduino Kit (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Best Beginner Hack. (Awarded to a team that had issues submitting on Devpost.)

Anker Speakers (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Most Popular prize category.

Drawing Tablet (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Most Creative prize category.

Echo Dot (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Best Use of Web API prize category. (Awarded to a team that had issues submitting on Devpost.)

LEGO Creator Space Shuttle Explorer (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Best Use of Hardware prize category.

Fire 7 Tablet (7' display, 16 GB) - Black (1 per team member)

For the 1st place winner of the Girls Who Code Prize Category. Eligibility Requirements: Teams must consist of only female programmers.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Teams can not have more than 4 members. Hackers can not be part of multiple teams.  In order to qualify for the Girls Who Code Prize, teams must be all female. 

Requirements

Since HackBI IV will be an entirely online event, participants must submit projects that can be submitted and judged online through Gather.  Hackers will be asked questions live by judges, but it is recommended that you provide a write-up that sums up your project. A perfect write-up will contain and expand on these categories:

  • the inspiration for your project
  • what your project does
  • how you built the project
  • the challenges that you ran into while building your project
  • the things that you accomplished that you were proud of
  • what you learned while making the project
  • what you plan to do with your project going forward
  • any other resources that can inform the judges about your project and your hard work

Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Best Overall
    The best project of the hackathon (a standout!)
  • Best Use of Theme
    The project fits the theme in a clear way.
  • Best Beginner Hack
    The team must be made up of all beginner hackers (about one year or less of programming experience) and produce a really amazing project.
  • Most Creative
    The project had an idea or premise that placed a great impression on the judges and standouts from the rest.
  • Best Use of WebAPI
    The project must use WebAPI and use it well.
  • Best Use of Hardware
    The project must use hardware well and creatively.
  • Most Popular
    Voted on by the public!

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