PalyHacks is an international 24-hour hackathon for high school students hosted at Palo Alto Senior High School in Palo Alto, CA; run by students, made for students. In PalyHacks, we invite anyone with an interest in technology to come and build a project! Regardless of your skill level, you and your friends are invited to code, build, learn and have fun!
The finalists from PalyHacks Bay Area will proceed to another hackathon in mid-June, where the top teams will compete with a set of teams from China.
PalyHacks will be taking place in Palo Alto High School located in 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto, CA in the Media Arts Center.
$17,670 in prizes
1st Place at PalyHacks
Monster Gold Power Strip, Monster Powerbank (2), NTune On-Ear Headphones - Candy Red, Yuwiss Outdoor Speaker (2), and Clarity HD On-Ear Headphones
2nd Place at PalyHacks
Amazon Echo Dots (2), Screen Clean Monster (2), Soundbot SB510 HD Water Proof Bluetooth 3.0 Speakers (2), and Firecracker Bluetooth Speaker
3rd Place at PalyHacks
Holy Stone Predator Quadcopter Drones (2), Screen Clean Monster (2), Monster Powercard (2), and Monster Gold HDMI.
Best iOS Application
Make School Scholarships for your whole team
Best Beginner Hack
Partial Make School Scholarships and Anker Compact Batteries for your entire team
Best Gaming Hack
Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse (2) and SteelSeries Gaming Mouse Pad (2)
TileMate Phone Finder - 4 Pack
.Tech Best Domain Name
$150 Amazon Voucher
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Any high school students can participate! If you're over 18, feel free to apply as a mentor. If you have any other circumstances, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be eligible for prizes, you must demo and submit your project to Devpost. Also, please specify whether anyone on your team is a beginner.
How to enter
All applications are closed.
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Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?