We're inviting more than 300 of the brightest students in the area to come together to create awesome software and hardware projects within 24 hours. We'll then judge the projects at the end of the event for prizes!

We'll provide the food, resources, swag, and mentorship, all for free, to fuel you for the duration of the event. You'll hear cool tech talks and meet amazing guest speakers from the top tech startups and companies in the world. The only thing that we need from you is a will to learn! We hope to see you there!


Any high schooler can participate! If you're starting college in the fall, you can participate, too!


Submit your hack with your team members' names. Write a small blurb about what your hack does and how you made it!

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$3,385 in prizes

1st Place

4 Amazon Echoes + $200 DigitalOcean Credit

2nd Place

4 Pebble Watches + $200 DigitalOcean Credit

3rd Place

4 DKnight Speakers + 4 Chromecasts + $200 DigitalOcean Credit

Best Social Hack

10 Movie Tickets

Best Microsoft Hack

4 Dell Venue Pro Tablets

Best Use of Location Data

4 Ayra Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Best Sense360 Hack

Lunch with the Co-Founders of Sense360 (Eli Portnoy and Kamil Mroczek)

Best AddThis Hack

Invitation to the Premier Summer 2016 AddThis Hackathon

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You are only eligible to participate if you registered for DCHacks.


Matt Abrams

Matt Abrams
Chief Technology Officer, AddThis

Matt Bowman

Matt Bowman
Chief Technology Officer, Citrrus

Lenny Pham

Lenny Pham
Chief Product Officer, Yext

Fletcher Heisler

Fletcher Heisler
VP of Engineering, TrackMaven

Tony Huynh

Tony Huynh
VP of Engineering, ID.me

Vlad Eidelman

Vlad Eidelman
VP of Research, FiscalNote

Nitin Malhotra

Nitin Malhotra
VP of Corporate Development, Cvent

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Technicality
  • Pitch/Presentation

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