If you are interested in joining, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/7iuKek3rqyoFU9nRA

See our website: https://treasurehacks.org/






Treasure Hacks will follow the typical formatting of online hackathons. Students in groups of up to four, are to come up with a project of any type and come up with a working solution using programming. Our hackathon is open to a wide skill range from high schoolers with no programming knowledge to others with advanced programming knowledge. To support both these groups, learning opportunities will be scattered around the hackathon. This may be a sponsor teaching programmers how to use their product, an industry computer scientist sharing their experience, or a teacher introducing programming techniques or skills. In addition, we plan to present step-by-step instructions to help you through every part of a hackathon like making and using GitHub, planning your project, etc.





First, you must sign up on our google forms (https://forms.gle/da822SwfVXcSupZk7). Then, depending on whether you have a team or not you will sign up on devpost. If do not have a team, don't worry! We have a team-building period right at the start of the hackathon. Once you have created your team, whether during this period or not, you must sign up on devpost.





Our hackathon will take place online from October 15-18. Anyone who is currently attending high school is able to participate.


Our Schedule:





  • All projects must be submitted before 8:00 AM PST on October 18th. For submissions, we need:


    • A short written passage about your project, the inspirations for your project, how your project was built, its features, challenges you ran into, and future plans for your project. These descriptions have no minimum and a maximum of 100 words each. They can also be bullet points if you'd like.

    • Your code, which should be located on GitHub. 

    • It is also recommended, but not required, to make a 2-minute maximum lengthed video that shows project function, a demonstration of the systems used and how they were used, and anything else you’d like to say.

Extra Information

  • If your app isn't complete or has a few unfinished parts, we are still happy to accept these works. Any attempts towards creating something innovative are welcome.
  • Projects should be new and not previously worked on.

Hackathon Sponsors


$84,623 in prizes

Overall Hackathon Winners

(3-4x) $30 Amazon Gift Cards
(3-4x) Cloud Stinger Headsets
(3-4x) Alloy FPS RGB Refurb
(3-4x) 1 Year of Egghead.io

Best Solo Hack

(1x) $30 Amazon Gift Card
(1x) Cloud Stinger Headset
(1x) Alloy FPS RGB Refurb Keyboard
(1x) Goliath Automation and Robotics Monster Kit
(1x) Year of Egghead.io

Best Duo Hack

(2x) $30 Amazon Gift Cards
(2x) Cloud Stinger Headsets
(2x) Alloy FPS RGB Refurb Keyboards
(2x) Year of Egghead.io

Best Qoom Hack

(1x) Year of Qoom Pro Plan Package
Feature on Qoom
Invitation to Qoom Creator Group

Most Aesthetically Pleasing

(1x) $30 Amazon Gift Card
(1x) AoPS Coupon

Participants (203)

One Month of echoAR's Business Plan
One Month of Replit
$120 in SashiDo Credits
One Month of Interview Cake
Three Months of Qoom

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Howard Tai

Howard Tai
Data Scientist at Microsoft

Daniel Krones

Daniel Krones
Biomedical Electronics Engineer at RxSight

Maksym Mostovyi

Maksym Mostovyi
Software Developer

Maksim Kuznetsov

Maksim Kuznetsov
Senior Python Developer at Akvelon

Mikle Alpha

Mikle Alpha
Lead Software Developer at Russian Agricultural Bank

Alexander Kozhenkov

Alexander Kozhenkov
Technical Lead at GridGain Systems

Alexander Makeev

Alexander Makeev
Software Engineer at JSC Arcadia Inc

Vitalii Honcharuk

Vitalii Honcharuk
Software Engineer at Monster Lead Group

Blinov Roman

Blinov Roman
Software Developer at DataArt

Alexey Shepelev

Alexey Shepelev
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Yuri Danilov

Yuri Danilov
Head of Development Department at Sberbank PJSC

Anzor Berezgov

Anzor Berezgov
Data Scientist at X5 Retail Group

Lev Gubin

Lev Gubin
Software Engineer at Zalando

Bill Kreutinger

Bill Kreutinger
Account Manager at Future Electronics

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Has this idea/solution been created already, is it a new idea to an old problem? Does the project bring innovation to design to create comfortable user experiences? (Worth 40 Points)
  • Practicality
    Could this idea actually be implemented in real life? Would people be motivated to use it? Is it a functioning solution that can scale in the real world? How well does the project serve its purpose? (Worth 30 Points)
  • Engineering Excellence
    Does the code solution run well? Does their project stand as an end-to-end project? Is their code well documented? Does the code uses sophisticated or multiple (python + html, etc.) techniques? (Worth 20 Points)
  • Presentation
    How is the project presented? Is it in an aesthetically pleasing format? (Worth 10 Points)

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