Create an innovative product to help nations and communities achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals!

SET Hacks is a new virtual platform to challenge your skills brought to you by the Students in Engineering and Technology Foundation (SET).

In today’s society, young age creates an inherent stigma that despite whatever initiative one may have taken, they are inexperienced, unknowledgeable, and incapable. At SET, we think inexperience should be seen as a new opportunity, not an excuse. 

With the cancellation of multiple STEM opportunities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a demand among students for opportunities to innovate and create meaningful products. In lieu of this demand, we have created SET Hacks.

Whether you are experienced in software, hardware, or are just starting out, SET Hacks will give you a great platform for you to expand your knowledge and meet amazing individuals.

Join us on July 18th and 19th and explore the beautiful world of STEM!

If you want to learn more about SET Hacks, check out our website.



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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$16,000 in prizes

First Place Overall

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
1Password six-month subscription.
$400 cash.

Second Place Overall

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
$300 cash.

Third Place Overall

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
$100 cash.

SDG Category 1 Winner - Basic Human Needs

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
DigitalOcean credits ($125 per team member)

To be eligible, your project must address at least one of the SDGs that fall under this category. Additionally, upon submission, indicate you want to opt-in for this prize and clearly communicate which SDGs you are addressing.

SDG Category 2 Winner - The Environment

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
DigitalOcean credits ($125 per team member)

To be eligible, your project must address at least one of the SDGs that fall under this category. Additionally, upon submission, indicate you want to opt-in for this prize and clearly communicate which SDGs you are addressing.

SDG Category 3 Winner - Industry

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
DigitalOcean credits ($125 per team member)

To be eligible, your project must address at least one of the SDGs that fall under this category. Additionally, upon submission, indicate you want to opt-in for this prize and clearly communicate which SDGs you are addressing.

SDG Category 4 Winner - The Community

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
DigitalOcean credits ($125 per team member)

To be eligible, your project must address at least one of the SDGs that fall under this category. Additionally, upon submission, indicate you want to opt-in for this prize and clearly communicate which SDGs you are addressing.

Best Mobile App

$1000 in Balsamiq credits

To be eligible, you must opt-in for this prize.

People's Choice Award

Wolfram Alpha Pro and Wolfram One Personal Edition subscriptions for all team members for one year.
1Password six-month subscription.

The team with the most votes on Devpost by 1 PM (UTC - 4:00) on July 19th will win this prize. To be eligible, your team cannot have already won a Wolfram-sponsored prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Students who were enroled in grades 9 to 12 (2019 to 2020 school year).

Participants must participate in a team of up to 4. (If you do not have a team, you can still register. We will provide services on our Discord server to help you find teamates)

Requirements

Any submission to SET Hacks is permitted, given that the submission:

  1. Addresses the challenge statement indicated in the SET Hacks Case Package.
  2. Does not infringe on user’s privacy.
  3. Follows the SET Foundation’s Hackathon Code of Conduct. 

Judges

Judging Criteria

  • The technical difficulty of the product’s design.
  • The effectiveness of the product
  • The feasibility of the product
  • The originality of the product.
  • The implementation of design thinking and creative processes
  • The quality of the presentation of the product.

themes

  • Productivity
  • Social Good