About the challenge

Helix Hacks is a hackathon designed to inspire and empower young coders to pursue and develop their programming skills. Over the course of 50 hours, teams of 2-4 participants will work to develop a software project that helps to solve a real-world problem.

For more information, visit our website: https://helixhacksiii.com/

Join our discord server: https://discord.gg/YvxZT2Wg

Add our hackathon schedule to your calendar: Helix Hacks III Google Calendar


What to Build

What you build is completely up to you - it can be an app, a website, a program or anything else that you code that addresses a real-world problem!

What to Submit

Submit your code via a github, repl, or other link. We also accept a zip folder, although a link would be preferred. 

In addition to your project files, please submit a pitch video that explains the problem that you are addressing, how your project solves the problem, the obstacles you faced, your next steps, and any other additional details. The video must be 5 minutes or less (few seconds over is okay). We will release a presentation guide with more details and tips. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,373 in prizes

Wolfram Award (6)

Portable Bluetooth Speakers

JAKO Wireless Earbuds (PX5 Waterproof Earphones with Charging Case)

Mini Pocket Printer

Echo Dot (4th gen) (2)

Echo Show 5

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor
Math & Computer Science Teacher, Homestead High School

Jagadish Agrawal

Jagadish Agrawal
Engineering Lead, Google

Akshay Agrawal

Akshay Agrawal
Software Development Engineer, Amazon Lab126

Nikita Kothari

Nikita Kothari
Senior Software Engineer, LinkedIn

Suresh Kesapragada

Suresh Kesapragada
IT Finance Applications, Bloom Energy Corporation

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
  • Technical Complexity
  • User Interface and User Friendliness
  • Presentation
  • Impact

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