HELIX HACKS

ONLINE HACKATHON

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HELIX HACKS

ONLINE HACKATHON

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Participant Mentor Judge

HELIX HACKS

ONLINE HACKATHON

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Participant Mentor Judge

A B O U T

A B O U T

A B O U T

We love inspiring!

Helix Hacks is a hackathon designed to inspire and empower young coders to pursue and develop their programming skills. Over the course of 30 hours, teams of 2-4 participants will work to develop a software project that helps to solve a real-world problem.

Due to quarantine, we have converted to an online hackathon so that our participants still have the same opportunity to learn and explore. We guarantee the same amount of fun, experience, and opportunity despite the hackathon being virtual.

Our Benefits
  • Zenith Tutoring Presentation: Zenith Tutoring will hold a 45 minute presentation during the hackathon informing students about how to build a computer science career. There will be a Q&A section as well.

  • Internship at Shashido: Get a chance to get an internship at Sashido. More detail and guidance will be provided at hackathon.

  • Many Amazing prizes: We will be distributing Airpods, Go Pros, Polaroids, Portable Mini Printers, NVIDIA's Developer Kits and so much more.

T H E M E

T H E M E

T H E M E

THEME: COVID-19 Pandemic
As everyone knows, one of the most popular global issues currectly is the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we have themed our online hackathon on the global crisis. You can create anything that would relate to and help the pandemic. Some ideas are listed below. *Note: it is NOT mandatory to follow our theme but we stongly suggest that you do.

THEME: COVID-19 Pandemic
As everyone knows, one of the most popular global issues currectly is the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we have themed our online hackathon on the global crisis. You can create anything that would relate to and help the pandemic. Some ideas are listed below. *Note: it is NOT mandatory to follow our theme but we stongly suggest that you do.

THEME: COVID-19 Pandemic
As everyone knows, one of the most popular global issues currectly is the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, we have themed our online hackathon on the global crisis. You can create anything that would relate to and help the pandemic. Some ideas are listed below. *Note: it is NOT mandatory to follow our theme but we stongly suggest that you do.

Information Provision

Design a program or application that informs people about the pandemic - increases/decreases on number infected cases, popular cases and locations, shows populated areas at live time.

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Health &Wellness

Design a program or application that helps maintain health during the pandemic - how to stay safe, how to maintain mental health, how to exercise, what to do if infected? There are many more.

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Quarantine Entertainment

Design a program or application that helps provide entertainment during quarantine. A video game, ideas of quarantined activites, a way to connect with friends, a artificial friend to keep company? These are just ideas.

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Supply Provision

Design a program or application that helps people obtain material they need safely. Infected packages prevention protocol, a delivery system, safe replacement ideas simulator? This is an important issue.

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Information Provision

Design a program or application that informs people about the pandemic - increases/decreases on number infected cases, popular cases and locations, shows populated areas at live time.

View more

Health &Wellness

Design a program or application that helps maintain health during the pandemic - how to stay safe, how to maintain mental health, how to exercise, what to do if infected? There are many more.

View more

Quarantine Entertainment

Design a program or application that helps provide entertainment during quarantine. A video game, ideas of quarantined activites, a way to connect with friends, a artificial friend to keep company? These are just ideas.

View more

Supply Provision

Design a program or application that helps people obtain material they need safely. Infected packages prevention protocol, a delivery system, safe replacement ideas simulator? This is an important issue.

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environment

Design a program or application that informs people about the pandemic - increases/decreases on number infected cases, popular cases and locations, shows populated areas at live time.

environment

Design a program or application that helps maintain health during the pandemic - how to stay safe, how to maintain mental health, how to exercise, what to do if infected? There are many more.

environment

Design a program or application that helps provide entertainment during quarantine. A video game, ideas of quarantined activites, a way to connect with friends, a artificial friend to keep company? These are just ideas.

environment

Design a program or application that helps people obtain material they need safely. Infected packages prevention protocol, a delivery system, safe replacement ideas simulator? This is an important issue.

S C H E D U L E

S C H E D U L E

S C H E D U L E

All Time Based On PDT

August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020

S A T U R D A Y S U N D A Y
9:00Introduction Meeting 8:00Start of Day #2 - Check In
10:00Coding Begins! 9:00Workshop #4 - Pitching/Presenting
11:00Workshop #1 - Intro to Java 1:00Submission Window Open
12:00Workshop #2 - Basic Finance 2:30Submission Window Closed
1:00Game TIME! 3:00Presentations
2:00Workshop #3 - Intro to HTML 5:00Judging
3:30Check-In 5:30Winners and Prizes
4:30Game TIME! 6:00Closing Ceremony
5:30Workshop #4 - Intro to Python
7:00Workshop #5 - Intro to Graphics
10:00End of the Day
11:30Game TIME!

August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020

S A T U R D A Y S U N D A Y
9:00Introduction Meeting 8:00Start of Day #2 - Check In
10:00Coding Begins! 9:00Workshop #4 - Pitching/Presenting
11:00Workshop #1 - Intro to Java 1:00Submission Window Open
12:00Workshop #2 - Basic Finance 2:30Submission Window Closed
1:00Game TIME! 3:00Presentations
2:00Workshop #3 - Intro to HTML 5:00Judging
3:30Check-In 5:30Winners and Prizes
4:30Game TIME! 6:00Closing Ceremony
5:30Workshop #4 - Intro to Python
7:00Workshop #5 - Intro to Graphics
10:00End of the Day
11:30Game TIME!

August 8, 2020 - August 9, 2020

S A T U R D A Y
9:00Introduction Meeting
10:00Coding Begins!
11:00Workshop #1 - Intro to Java
1:00Game TIME!
12:00Workshop #2 - Basic Finance
1:00Game TIME!
2:00Workshop #3 - Intro to HTML
3:30Check-In
4:30Game TIME!
5:30Workshop #4 - Intro to Python
7:00Workshop #5 - Intro to Graphics
10:00End of the Day
11:30Game TIME!
S U N D A Y
8:00Start of Day #2 - Check In
9:00Workshop #4 - Pitch/Presenting
1:00Submission Window Open
2:30Submission Window Closed
3:00Presentations
5:00Judging
5:30Winners and Prizes
6:00Closing Ceremony

F A Q

F A Q

F A Q

Feel free to email us if you still have any questions!

What is our goal?+

Our goal is to inspire young programmers to take on the challenges in the world of coding. We hope to give all our participants a memorable and delightful experience so not only are they encouraged to attend more hackathons, but excited to explore the coding world for themselves.

How much does it cost?+

Absolutely NOTHING! It's free!

Who should attend?+

This hackathon is for all genders, grades 8 - 12, only.

What will I need?+

Fully charged laptop, good wifi connection, comfortable and safe place to work, working microphone and speaker on computer. We also reccomend to have all the following applications downloaded prior to the hackathon.

How many people per team and what if I do not have a team yet?+

Up to 4 people per team. If you wish to have a team of more than four, you may do so, but note that only 4 prizes will be given to each team. If you do not have a team, then don't worry, we will find you one. We encourage you to collaborate with your team from your own homes, but if you choose to meet up, we highly advise utilizing masks and remaining distant.

Do I need any programming experience?+

NO! We have well planned interactive workshops to educate you on almost all the topics you may need. If you have a special request for a workshop, please email us 2-3 weeks prior to the hackathon.

What are the prizes?+

They are very exciting and rewarding prizes. Due to quarantine however, there are more limitations, but we will try our best to make them as appealing as possible. We are planning to mail them to the appropriate address.

How will judging Work? +

Due to our wide range of participants in terms of grade and age, we are most likely going to have a beginners judging category and an advanced judging category. There many more additional categories with prizes. We will also being doing a raffle.

How will an online hackathon work?+

It will be very similar to a normal hackathon, with a few exceptions of course. Almost everything will be done via the internet. We still provide all the resources you may require - support, mentoring, guidance, workshops. We have also made this hackathon longer than typical due to the difficulties and challenges working over the internet may cause.

T E A M

T E A M

T E A M

Anya Agrawal

10th, Homestead High School

Sophie Lin

10th, Homestead High School

Aashvi Rastogi

11th, Lynbrook High School

Tarini Maram

10th, Homestead High School

Kabir Batra

12th, Homestead High School


MENTORS & JUDGES

We will be updating more soon.

Jagadish Agrawal

Engineering Manager at Google Ads

Katerina Daveynis

Product Manager at Google Ads

Ankush Agarwal

Software engineer at Facebook

Akshay Agarwal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Sanchi Bansal

CS Engineering Student at HMRITM

Rohit Agrawal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Divyank Shukla

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Prakhar Gupta

CS Student at IIT Roorkee

Akanksha Verma

Software Developer at IIT Roorkee

Anya Agrawal

10th, Homestead High School

Sophie Lin

10th, Homestead High School

Aashvi Rastogi

11th, Lynbrook High School

Tarini Maram

10th, Homestead High School

Kabir Batra

12th, Homestead High School


MENTORS & JUDGES

We will be updating more soon.

Jagadish Agrawal

Engineering Manager at Google Ads

Katerina Daveynis

Product Manager at Google Ads

Ankush Agarwal

Software engineer at Facebook

Akshay Agarwal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Sanchi Bansal

CS Engineering Student at HMRITM

Rohit Agrawal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Divyank Shukla

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Prakhar Gupta

CS Student at IIT Roorkee

Akanksha Verma

Software Developer at IIT Roorkee

Anya Agrawal

10th, Homestead High School

Sophie Lin

10th, Homestead High School

Aashvi Rastogi

11th, Lynbrook High School

Tarini Maram

10th, Homestead High School

Kabir Batra

12th, Homestead High School


MENTORS & JUDGES

Jagadish Agrawal

Engineering Manager at Google Ads

Katerina Daveynis

Product Manager at Google Ads

Ankush Agarwal

Software engineer at Facebook

Akshay Agarwal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Sanchi Bansal

CS Engineering Student at HMRITM

Rohit Agrawal

Software engineer at Rubrik

Divyank Shukla

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Prakhar Gupta

CS Student at IIT Roorkee

Akanksha Verma

Software Developer at IIT Roorkee

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Sign up fast so the spots don't fill up!
Note: You can sign up to be a mentor and/or a judge or only a participant.

Participant

Grades 8 - 12
No Experience Needed!

Competing in the Hackathon against other participants with the goal to create and learn.

Mentor

Ages 18+
Must be experienced in CS

Inspiring and assisting participants in successfully achieving their goal for their project

Judge

Ages 18+
Must be experienced in CS

Comparing and constructively criticizing participants' projects to determine a winner.

C O N T A C T

C O N T A C T

C O N T A C T

Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Drop a message! We will get back to you in 1-2 buisness days.

Online Hackathon
Email: HelixHacks20@gmail.com