Lighting the way for hackers in 2020 with a virtual hackathon and cool prizes!

At Flare hacks we want students from around the United States to come together, form teams, and create a project over the duration of 24 hours. We are hoping to see the many amazing projects the attendees come up with!

Here at Flare Hacks, we don't want to put any restrictions, build whatever your heart desires. Just make sure you have FUN!

Check out our Schedule and make sure to join our Discord Server, which is where the hackathon is going to be hosted.

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Prizes

$5,810 in prizes

1st Place Overall

- $100 Amazon Gift Card
- HyperX Gaming Keyboards x 4
- 4 Months Cloudspoit Services
- $1000 Bugsee Credits
- Internship with OpenWater's fall cohort

2nd Place Overall

- $75 Amazon Gift Card
- Makey Makey Edu Kits x 4
- Possible priority interview with OpenWater

3rd Place Overall

- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- $25 AoPS Credits
- Possible priority interview with OpenWater

Best Use of EchoAR

- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- 1 Month free business tier access
- Get featured in EchoAR's newsletter

Best COVID Hack

- One year subscription for Wolfram Alpha Pro

Best Business Potential

Clerky Lifetime Package

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Countries: You must live in the United States or U.S. territories to be eligible to participate in our hackathon.

 - Teams: Teams must be composed of no more than 4 hackers

Requirements

 - Submission Time: Projects must be submitted by 10:00 AM on Sunday 7/26/2020 to be eligible to place, you can continue to work on your project after it is submitted.

 - Submission Video: You must make a demo video that is no more than 3 minutes in length to submit with your project code.

- You must submit a link to your code and your working project as a file or a link onto Devpost, consider using GitHub to host your project on.

- You are not allowed to start your project before hacking starts, you cannot also continue working on a project from a previous hackathon.

Judges

Calix Huang

Calix Huang
Software Developer and Entrepreneur

Kishan Sachdeva

Kishan Sachdeva
ML researcher at YouTube

David Bromberg

David Bromberg
Judge at FlareHacks 2020

Maitreyee Joshi

Maitreyee Joshi
Product Manager at Microsoft

Muntaser Syed
PhD Candidate at Florida Institute of Technology

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
CEO & Founder, EchoAR

Judging Criteria

  • Ambition of the Problem
    The new project attacks an entirely new problem, and provides a good solution.
  • Innovation of the Solution
    Solution very innovative, creative solution using the best of technology
  • Technical Difficulty
    solution is complex and implements many technical features
  • Quality of Implementation
    The solution looks great from a design standpoint and is elegantly designed. Special effects don't distract users

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