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July 18-25, 2020

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Hackathon Schedule (Tentative)

All times are in PDT

  • July 18
  • July 19
  • July 20
  • July 21
  • July 22
  • July 23
  • July 24
  • July 25
  • 12:00 - Discord open to all, team formation is open
  • 18:00 - Opening Ceremony
  • 10:00-11:00 - Team Formation Workshop
  • 12:00 - Hacking Begins!
  • 12:00 - Mentors are online
  • 18:00-19:00 - Workshop TBD
  • 12:00-13:00 - Workshop 1 TBD
  • 13:00 - Mentors Online
  • 16:00-17:00 - Workshop 2 TBD
  • 18:00-19:00 - Some online activity
  • 20:00 - Mentors Offline
  • 12:00-13:00 - Workshop 1 TBD
  • 13:00 - Mentors Online
  • 16:00-17:00 - Workshop 2 TBD
  • 18:00-19:00 - Some online activity
  • 20:00 - Mentors Offline
  • 12:00-13:00 - Workshop 1 TBD
  • 13:00 - Mentors Online
  • 16:00-17:00 - Workshop 2 TBD
  • 18:00-19:00 - Some online activity
  • 20:00 - Mentors Offline
  • 12:00-13:00 - Workshop 1 TBD
  • 13:00 - Mentors Online
  • 16:00-17:00 - Workshop 2 TBD
  • 18:00-19:00 - Some online activity
  • 20:00 - Mentors Offline
  • 10:00 - Mentors Online
  • 12:00-3:00 - Workshop 1 TBD
  • 15:00 - Submissions due on Devpost
  • 15:00 - Mentors offline
  • 18:00-19:00 - Last online activity
  • 17:00-18:00 - Awards Ceremony

Five Paths - Endless Destinations

Sustainability

Build solutions addressing the current environmental issues of our world today! This can range from mitigating climate change to protecting ecosystems to helping others live a more sustainable life.

Health

Whether it be providing assistance to doctors or clients, build towards the goal of accessible healthcare for all.

Education

Work towards the goal of providing education for all as you create products that will help educators introduce basic skills to the public.

Inequality

Create a solution to address the issues regarding social, economic, and/or racial inequalities. Whether it is bridging the income gap or creating a way to reduce gender/race disparities, your solution should aim towards equal opportunity.

Humanitarianism

From the issues of poverty to disaster relief, build a product that will help developing nations and promote human welfare around the globe

Our Sponsors

Interested in becoming one of our sponsors? Learn how!

Prizes and Perks

GitHub Pro

All participants will have the opportunity to receive GitHub Pro for free!

Over $45,000 in Software

All participants will have access to GitHub's Student Pack which provides over $45,000 in software and stickers for free, with help of Hack Club and GitHub!

Swag and $20 Credit for Linode Services

All participants will receive $20 promo credit code for Linode Services!

$1000 in Credit for Bugsee Services

Winners will receive $1000, split by track, in credit for Bugsee Services!

$100 Gift Cards

Winners of each track will receive $100 in Gift Cards of their choice!

FAQ

What is a Hackathon?

Hackathons provide a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. People with technical backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch — these generally take shape in the form of websites, mobile apps, and robots. Hackathons give participants the chance to develop skills and products that have real-world uses.

Why should i join?

With five different tracks including environment, health, education, inequality, and poverty, participants will be able to work with other youths all over the world to solve various issues. Through this supportive community, attendees advance their programming/technical knowledge.

how much does it cost?

Hack The World is 100% free. There is no cost to register or participate.

Are there prizes?

Yes! For our expanding list of prizes, please see above. We are working with sponsors to offer prizes for our Winners and Participants. Stay tuned!

Who can participate?

synHacks’ hackathons are geared towards High School and College students. However, any student who is in school or recently graduated may participate! (no matter the age or location)

do i need a team?

No teams are not required. Teams can be made up of 1-6 people. For those who don’t have a team but want one, there will be a team building workshop after opening session!

Have a question that’s not on here? Don’t be shy to shoot us an email at [email protected]!

Code of Conduct

We value the participation of each member of the hacker community and hope for everyone to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all staff and participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others throughout the event. Organizers will be enforcing the Code of Conduct throughout the event.

If you witness violations of the code of conduct or anything that concerns you, please report them here.

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