An in-person hackathon for high schoolers, hosted by Wilcox High School's Programming Club
2023 - Friday, March 31st, 9:00 PM PST - Saturday, April 1st, 9:00 PM PSTAbout The Event
About The Event
WilHacks 4.0 is an in-person 24 hour hackathon run by Wilcox High School. Work in teams of up to four to create unique projects and win cool prizes! We encourage and welcome any high school student to participate, regardless of programming experience.
Wilcox High School Cafeteria
Friday to Saturday
March 31-April 1 2023
Speakers will be announced closer to the date of the hackathon!
Here is our event schedule, all times are in PST!
This will continue to get updated at Wilhacks 4.0 gets closer, and the exact time of events may be adjusted over the course of the hackathon
Start of Wilhacks 4.0
The official start of Wilhacks 4.0. We'll be checking people in and starting the intro ceremony
Midnight snack break for participants
Blackout Period - Start
All the activities and games organized by the Wilhacks Team will be put on hold and will start again at 6 AM. You can, and in fact are encouraged to, keep working through this time!
Blackout Period - End
All the activities and games organized by the Wilhacks Team will be restarted at this time
Coffee and pastries will be provided by the Wilhacks Team
Mentorship Period 1 Start
Teams can get help from mentors for debugging, ideation, and more!
Mentorship Period 1 End
This mentorship period will end
Escape Room Game
Teams will have an opportunity to compete to win additional prizes
Lunch will be provided by the Wilhacks Team
Guest Speaker Presentation
The guest speaker is Sethu Raman
Mentorship Period 2 Start + Snack Break
Teams can get help from mentors for debugging, ideation, presentation tips, and more! Snacks will be provided by the Wilhacks Team.
Mentorship Period 2 End
Judging Round 1 Begins
Participants will present their projects to our judges
Judging Period 1 Ends + Dinner Starts
Dinner will be provided by the Wilhacks Team
Judging Round 2 Begins
Participants who have been selected to move on will present their projects to our judges. Participnats who do not make it to the next round of judging will be given the opportunity to win other prizes.
Judging Round 2 Ends
We will announce the winners for Wilhacks 4.0!
End of Wilhacks 4.0
The official end of Wilhacks 4.0
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What is the goal of a hackathon?
The goal of a hackathon is to create fully functioning software by the end of the event. The software can be a website, an app, a game, and so on.
Are there any prerequisites or required skills?
While coding and programming is a huge plus, teams will also need people with excellent ideas and strong presenting skills.
Who can take part in the hackathon?
The hackathon is open to any high school students or home schoolers in the equivalent grade.
How will teams work?
Teams can be between 1-4 people. There will also be an opportunity to meet new people and form teams during the hackathon .
When will the hackathon take place?
The hackathon will take place from Friday March 31st to Saturday April 1st. It will be 24 hours long, including three hours of judging time. There will be 21 hours to create a project starting at 9pm PST on Friday and ending at 6pm PST on Saturday. Judging will start at 6pm PST on Saturday, and end at 9pm PST.
How much does it cost?
The hackathon is completely free to attend!
Are there prizes?
There are various prizes for various categories. You can view them on our prizes section
Who will be judging?
Typically, we have people from the industry come judge hackathon projects. The judges will be announced closer to the date of the hackathon.
If YOU want to see projects from Wilhacks 2.0 and 3.0
Check out the link attached below: it has all the projects submitted in Wilhacks 2.0 and Wilhacks, and all the winners, click here: Wilhacks 2.0Wilhacks 3.0
The listed prizes will be given to each individual member of a team (up to 4).
- Tokens for an internship with PilotCity
- Airpods Pro
- Google Nest Mini (Second Gen)
Best Beginner Hack
Best Solo Hack
- Meta Quest 2
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