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.


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. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$70,000 in prizes

1st Place Prize

2nd Place Prize

3rd Place Prize

Theme Winners (3)

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

Best Beginner Project

Teams that have at least 1 participant with less than 1 year of coding experience can opt into this one.

Donation of Hack3's excess cash (up to $100) to a charity of your choice.

Best echoAR Application

Build the best AR/VR application using the echoAR platform!
By creating a project with echoAR you will enter to win:
1. A $50 Amazon.com gift card (per team);
2. 3-month free Business Tier access (per team member); and
3. Selected projects will be featured on our “Inspiration” page
Participants MUST use the echoAR platform as part of their project to be eligible for a reward.

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 (Up to $100 value)

Free Resource: Balsamiq extended trial

Free Resource: Wolfram Alpha trial

Free Resource: FluidStack GPU servers

Finalists (10)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Debashis Das

Debashis Das
Principal Architect @ Amazon Web Services

Siarhei Yakushevich

Siarhei Yakushevich
Senior Software Engineer @ Kaltura

Dmytro Budym

Dmytro Budym
Software Engineer @ airSlate

Victor Cao

Victor Cao
Partnership Manager @ Huawei

Taras Baranyuk

Taras Baranyuk
Kaggle Competitions Master, Senior Data Scientist @ Bidease

David Medvedik

David Medvedik
Principal Software Engineer @ Positive Technologies

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Senior Java Software Engineer @ Ultimeta

Anton Yarkov

Anton Yarkov
Chief of Banking Development Staff @ Access Softek

Danila Fetisov

Danila Fetisov
Technical Product Manager @ Yandex

Mykola Zaitsev

Mykola Zaitsev
Embedded Software Engineer @ F-Lab

Rick Peralta

Rick Peralta
Regional Mentor @ FIRST Robotics Competition

Susan Tu

Susan Tu
Senior Engineering Manager @ NETSCOUT

Vidya Nagarajan

Vidya Nagarajan
Software Engineer @ NetApp

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
  • Creativity
  • Innovation

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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