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Held July 18-25, 2020

Watch our Closing Ceremony!

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Toli Lerios

https://youtu.be/7riAo2dea0s
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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!

Our Partners

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!

$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!

$2000 in Credit for DigitalOcean Services

Winners will receive $2000, split by track and team, in credit for DigitalOcean Services!

$50 Credit for DigitalOcean Services

All participants will recieve $50 promo credit code for DigitalOcean Services!

Swag and $20 Credit for Linode Services

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

Winners

Sustainability Track

A smart autonomous system to detect obstacles under the water and alert the pilot to avoid hazards and accidents. Project by Saswat Samal and Sanket Sanjeeb Pattanaik.

 Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

We aim to motivate and inspire not only adults but also children to learn more and take part in the battle against climate change through exciting games, surprising facts and interesting quizzes. Project by Lisa Huang and Melissa Huang.
Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Looking For Part Times ? Now Hire or Get Hired. Project by Neha Gupta and Monkia. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Health Track

AI Platform that checks to see if students are wearing their masks correctly and instructs them how to fix it prior to entering a room or a building. Project by Nandita Kathiresan Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

A COVID Quarantine and Isolation Home Healthcare Service. Project by Akanksha Verma, Ishan Rawat, Sarthak Sharma and Prakhar Gupta. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Real-time face covering and mask detection using machine learning. Project by Rohit Rajan. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Education Track

You want to learn and socialize but this pandemic is preventing you to? Look no further than the Students Tools App. Project by Nelson Wang and Federico Liu Yang.

Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Immersive Chatbot and 3D Visualisation for Education and Cultural Institute Preservation. Project by Ash S. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

We created this website as a tool to educate others on aspect of the #BLackLivesMatter movement as well as other part so Black History and its significance in the US. Project by Emily Wu and Erika Wu. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Inequality Track

BillCitizen is an easy way to navigate, discover, and understand the legislation that shapes our society. With a clean interface, our government proceedings become accessible to everyone. Project by Spring Chenjp, Nathan Apfel, Claire Yang, Jason Zhang, George Zhang, and Rian Alam. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Panacea is a nonprofit healthcare app for areas with lesser access to healthcare professionals that provides free consultation to patients. Project by Michael Kong, Wesley, Jay, Kesav Kosana and Yash Kankariya. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Diversity is arguably one of the largest problems in the technological industry. Equify aims to resolve this issue by providing minorities with a technologically developed opportunity document. Project by Matthew Biniam and Jason Wei. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Humanitarianism Track

Donatr is a company that raises awareness and bridges the gap between potential donators and charities/NGOs around the world. Project by Goziem Abuah, Ammar Faridi, Matthew Kanemy, Nabeel Alam and Samir Haque.

Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

Find a hero or be a hero. Help food-insecure people, or get help if you are in need. Project by Sean Cabahug, Aakarsh Agrawal and Hextanium Franklin. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

More than 785 million people still don't have access to safe water. We have created an application that uses echoAR technology and water quality calculation to detect the quality of a body of water. Project by Zach Vazhekatt, Karthik Karuppiah and Arya Agiwal. Learn more about their project on their Devpost!

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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