Hack3 is a global online hackathon that aims to enable high school students to learn computer science, with a broader message of "everyone can code" to target underrepresented demographics to improve diversity and inclusion of individuals in the computer technology space.


COVID-19’s effects have revealed great wealth inequalities in communities. More than ever, marginalized and impoverished communities need opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.


At Hack3, we believe that providing educational opportunities to learn computer science, one of the highest paying job sectors, is the solution.


We hope that by bringing students of all backgrounds together, we will be able to foster innovation, creativity, and create new lifelong friendships for hackers.


In 2020, we connected nearly three hundred students of all skill levels, to build novel projects that positively impacted the world. Over one hundred attended our free classes led by industry professionals to learn new skills. Over twenty mentors lurked in our helpdesk to help participants when they needed help. Last year, our judges, mentors, and workshop instructors were affiliated with the likes of Stanford, Harvard, Amazon, NetApp, and Wikipedia.


With the lessons learned from 2020, we aim to host an even better hackathon this year.

Hackathon Sponsors


$68,150 in prizes

1st Place Prize

2nd Place Prize

3rd Place Prize

Theme Winners (3)

Three winners for our tree tracks (which will be revealed on the day of!)

Random Giveaways (10)

10x $20 Starbucks Gift Cards randomly given away for engaged hackers (on workshops, the opening ceremony, etc).

Sponsored by NexusBytes

Participation (350)

Free Resource: echoAR 1 Month Business Package sponsored by echoAR

Free Resource: AWS Educate Credits sponsored by Amazon

Free Resource: Balsamiq extended trial

Free Resource: Wolfram Alpha trial

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Any high school student (also known as secondary school). 

If you are a student currently enrolled in a middle school, please send us an email at team@hack3.co, and we will review applications. 


A valid submission is a software or hardware project fully produced only during the Hack3 hackathon, from start to finish. There are no limitations or guidelines to the project's concept. 


Remember to include all your team member's names, up to 4 people.


Your Devpost submission will be posted on our "Submissions" tab, where others will be able to post feedback. 




Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Creativity
  • Innovation

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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Hackathon sponsors

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