Cincinnati's original high school hackathon!
CincyHacks is a 24-hour long (free) hackathon where teams of up to 4 students will build innovative solutions to common problems through code. Teams work closely with mentors throughout the entire process; however, they have many other opportunities as well. Eligible sponsors will give tech talks around the clock, with topics ranging from website building to interview tricks. Don’t worry about food either — hackers will be provided all meals, as well as unlimited snacks and drinks.
$5,380 in prizes
Best Start-Up Idea (4)
Up to 4 members of a team with a project deemed to have the best start-up idea will win a pair of Wireless Sony WH-XB700
Greatest Social Impact (4)
Up to 4 members of a team with a project deemed to have the greatest social impact will win a Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
Best Use of Amazon Tech (4)
Up to 4 members of a team with a project deemed to have the greatest social impact will win an Echo Show 5.
Random Raffle (5)
Throughout the event, competitors that attend Amazon workshops will be entered for a raffle for an Echo Dot.
Event staff will pick a competitor that was actively engaged and showed an unbridled spirit to learn to win an Echo Show.
Best Game (4)
Up to 4 members of a team with a project deemed to be the best game will win a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Kit.
Most Popular (4)
Up to 4 members of a team whose project was voted most popular will win a NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit.
Swag Bag (150)
All attendees will receive a complementary "Swag Bag" at the event.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Anyone currently (2017-18 school year) in high school (9th to 12th grade)
- Presentations are 3 minutes long (no longer!)
- Judged on learning, functionality, innovation, and applicability
- Talk about:
- What you learned
- How you thought of the idea
- How your idea is applicable to the real world (What problem does it solve? Is there a market demand for it?)
- Show a demo of your project if possible to get points for functionality
Mason Hack Club
Amazon Sr. Technical Account Manager
Hack Club HQ Representative
Senior Solutions Architect
How creative is the project? How unique is the solution?
Do markets demand it? Does it fill a niche? How much do people themselves want it?
How well does it work? Is it easy to use? What kinds of errors and bugs are there?