DVHacks III is the third iteration of Dougherty Valley High School's premier hackathon. Year after year, we've maintained a standard of quality and excellence at our events, pushing our participants to make interesting, complex, and creative projects each time.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$350 in prizes

1st Place

First Place project winners will receive $200 in addition to a pick from our prize pool

2nd Place

Second Place project winners will receive $100 in addition to a pick from our prize pool

3rd Place

Third Place project winners will receive $50 in addition to a pick from our prize pool

Best Mobile

Best Mobile project winners will receive a pick from our prize pool

Best Web

Best Web project winners will receive a pick from our prize pool

Best Hardware

Best Hardware project winners will receive a pick from our prize pool

Social Good

Social Good project winners will receive a pick from our prize pool

Best Beginner (2)

Best Beginner project winners will receive a pick from our prize pool

EchoAR Sponsored Prise

$50 Amazon gift card to the winning TEAM, 3-month free Business Tier access to each member, and your project will be featured on EchoAR “inspiration” page

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Teams are limited to 4 members
  • Every team member, and hacker must be part of our listed grades of eligibility
    • Grades of eligibility include 6-12 and college freshman (undergraduate)
  • All hackers and team members must be registered for our event (this can be done from our website), and join our Discord server as an attendee.
    • Teams with any non-regsitered members, or members who are not on our Discord server as an attendee will be disqualified.
  • To be elligible, hackers (and their entire teams) must watch our opening ceremony (from our YouTube channel) and fill out our attendance correctly.
  • Additonal rules for elligibility are outlined in our Code of Conduct.
  • All hackers should be able to provide a Student ID at any point during the hackathon or the prize distribution process to verify their identity.
  • All projects submitted to DVHacks must be original, created for the purpose of submitting it to this event, and any source code must be credited as the owner of the source code specifies.
  • All projects submitted to DVHacks must be created solely within the designated hours of hacking.
  • We require periodic GitHub commits.

Requirements

Hackers must submit video pitches/demonstrations of their projects. The purpose of this video is to showcase your project beyond the code. Teams that submit videos that do not fit within 1 minute (minimum) to 3 minutes (maximum) will be disqualified.

We also require that hackers submit code to us, in the form of plain text, on a Google Doc, Microsoft Word Document, or PDF. Even if you attach a link to your GitHub repository, we require that you turn in a snippet of the "logic" part of your code to us in the form of plain text, on a Google Doc, Microsoft Word Document, or PDF.

If you are making a hardware project, we request that you take pictures while you're making it, and include it in the submission! That way we can see that you developed your hardware within the timeframe. In the event that you can't submit pictures of your hardware, it's fine - we'll be more scrutinous of your code though.

Hackers are also required to tag up to 3 categories to be considered for them (all elligible submissions will be considered for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes).

Judges

TBA

Roz Sermons

Roz Sermons
Guidewire

Chris Catchings

Roberto Carlos Riesgo

Akshat Prakash
Slingshot

Mayank Jain
Slingshot

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
    Presentation takes into account your pitch/demo video.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Technical Difficulty takes into account the complexity, and robustness of your code.
  • Creativity
    Creativity takes into account the creativity you show in your project idea.
  • Design
    Design takes into account the aesthetics of your project, as well as any prototypes or models you include.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

Tell your friends

Hackathon sponsors

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.