Hackers of all ages come together to learn!

AcademiesHacks is the first Loudoun County-based hackathon. From 9 am to 9 pm, come in to learn about computer science and make your own project. Attend workshops on app design, web development, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, and more.

 

Make sure that when you register, make one account for your entire team.

 

8:45 to 9:15-------------------------------Check-in, Set-up, Sponsor Fair

9:15 to 9:45-------------------------------Opening Ceremony

9:45 to 12:00------------------------------Workshops

12:00 to 12:30-----------------------------Lunch

12:30---------------------------------------Deadline to submit project plans, table number, team, and categories, HACKING BEGINS

1:00 to 1:45--------------------------------How to get started in CyberSec

1:30 to 6:00--------------------------------Games and Entertainment (if you're not working)

6:15 to 7:15--------------------------------Dinner

6:45-----------------------------------------Project submission deadline

7:15 to 8:15--------------------------------Judging

8:15 to 9:00--------------------------------Closing ceremonies

View full rules

Prizes

Best Advanced Hack First Place

The winner of the first place best hack will receive a Syma X8HC "The New Drone".

Best Advanced Hack Second Place

The winner of the second place best hack will receive a 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot.

Best Advanced Hack Third Place

The winner of the third place best hack will recieve a Comiso Wireless Speaker.

Best Beginner Hack First Place

The winner of the first place best beginner hack will receive a Syma X8HC "The New Drone".

Best Beginner Hack Second Place

The winner of the second place best beginner hack will receive a 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot.

Best Beginner Hack Third Place

The winner of the third place best beginner hack will receive a Comiso Wireless Speaker.

Best Machine Learning Hack First Place

The winner of the first place machine learning hack will receive a Syma X8HC "The New Drone".

Best Machine Learning Hack Second Place

The winner of the second place machine learning hack will receive a Super Learning Arduino kit.

Best Web-based Hack First Place

The winner of the best Web-based hack will receive a 3rd Generation Amazon Echo Dot.

Best Web-based Hack Second Place

The winner of the second place best web-based hack will receive a Syma X8HC "The New Drone".

Best Game Dev / Creative Hack (includes art) First Place

The winner of the best game dev or creative hack will receive a 10Moons Drawing Tablet.

Best Game Dev / Creative Hack (includes art) Second Place

The second place winner for best game dev or creative hack will receive a Super Learning Arduino kit.

Best App Hack First Place

The first place winner of the best app hack will receive a 10Moons drawing tablet.

Best App Hack Second Place

The second place winner of the best app hack will receive a Super Learning Arduino Kit.

Raffle and Activities

Be sure to participate in the raffle and the activities to win portable chargers, an arduino kit, an Echo dot, and more!

Eligibility

Students aged from middle school to advanced high school are welcome. 

Requirements

Any relevant source code files, table number, and short description of the project (1 paragraph).

How to enter

Enter by going to academieshacks.com, use the sign-up link, and fill out the Google form. Registration ends on May 1. Make sure you confirm that you will be there when you get the confirmation email from our team. 

Judges

Jessica Chen

Tarun Ravi

Tarun Ravi

Jojo Chao

Jojo Chao

Douglas Poland

Douglas Poland

Haneef Khan

Vinay Jagan

Samarth Tuli

Samarth Tuli

Kevin Zeng

Kevin Zeng

Dave Kirk

Dave Kirk

Sandeep Tuli

Sandeep Tuli

Alfred Premkumar

Judging Criteria

  • Advanced Hack
    These awards are for the top hacks in the advanced category.
  • Beginner Hack
    These awards are for the top hacks in the beginner category.
  • Machine Learning Hack
    These awards are for projects that make the best use of machine learning.
  • Web-based Hack
    These awards are for projects that demonstrate the best use of web application programming such as a website and use of google API's or AWS.
  • GameDev/Creative Hack
    These awards are for projects that demonstrate the best game programming skills or artistic talent.
  • AppDev Hack
    These awards are for the apps with the best user interface and functionality.