CoastalHacks

September 4th - 6th, 2021

What is CoastalHacks?

CoastalHacks is a San Diego-based hackathon open to anyone: you need not live near a coast to participate! We are a beginner friendly, virtual competition that will take place over Labor Day weekend. Individuals or teams will build projects over the weekend and be judged in a variety of tracks. No experience is needed to participate!

FAQ

What is a hackathon?

Simply put, a hackathon is a programming competition! Entrants will have a theme and work over the weekend to build projects relating to it. They're a ton of fun!

Who is elgible to enter?

Anyone is welcome to enter! There are no restraints on age, geographic location, or level of experience. We encourage beginners to register, too!

How many people can form a team?

A team can be comprised of 1-5 people. If you want to work alone, you can indicate that on the form. Likewise, if you have a team or want to be on one, you'll be able to work in a group!

What will the topic be?

The topic will be realeased the first day of the event at the opening ceremony, this way everyone has the same amount of time to work.

Is the hackathon physical or online?

The hackathon will be virtual, both accomodating for concerns about COVID-19 and ensuring that it's as accessible to as many people as possible! Whereever you are, we'd love for you to come online with us.

What if I don't have a team?

There are two options for you! If you prefer to work alone, that's awesome, and you're able to do so. If you want to meet new people, we will attempt to coordinate teams of entrants who want to work with others!

Awards and Prizes

More awards and prizes will be anounced soon as we finalize details with our sponsors.

First Place

This award is given to the project with the highest cumulative score.
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker
  • Leading Learners EdTech Bundle - Worth $500

Second Place

This award is given to the project with the second highest cumulative score.
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker
  • Leading Learners EdTech Bundle - Worth $500

Third Place

This award is given to the project with the third highest cumulative score.
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker
  • Leading Learners EdTech Bundle - Worth $500

Design Award

This award is given to the project that earned the highest design score. Think UI, ease of use, aesthetic, color: what will your project look like? How will it be used?
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker
  • Leading Learners EdTech Bundle - Worth $500

Qoom Award

This award is given to the team that scores highest and uses Qoom to design a web app. You'll get Qoom Starter Plan for free just for signing up for CoastalHacks, and you'll also have access to a workshop on web design with Qoom!
  • 1-year Qoom Pro Plan Package (one per team, $140 value)
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker
  • Leading Learners EdTech Bundle - Worth $500

Best Mobile Project

This award will be given to the project that takes advantage of mobile device capabilities, whether they be sensors, location services, or a built in camera. What makes a mobile app unique from any other well-made app? This award will be decided by the judges without scoring.
  • Free Taskade Unlimited for Life
  • Free CoastalHacks Sticker

Scoring Criteria

7 industry judges will evaluate projects. Five categories will be scored from 0-5: fit with theme, functionality, innovation, design and aesthetic, and "coolness". In case of a tie, the team with the higher fit score will prevail.

Participation

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, every participant in CoastalHacks will recieve a package of free programming tools!
  • 1 Month Free Replit Hacker
  • 1 Year Free Taskade Unlimited
  • 1 Month Free Premium EchoAR
  • 3 Month Qoom Starter Plan
  • Free Professional Voiceflow
  • Free Workshop on Making AR/VR Apps

Schedule

Saturday, Sept 4th

  • 9 AM to 10 AM PST: Opening Ceremony and Topic Release

  • 10 AM to 12 PM PST: Worktime

  • 12 PM to 1 PM PST: Lunch

  • 1 PM to 2 PM PST: Worktime

  • 2 PM to 3 PM PST: Workshop - Creating a Login Page with Qoom

  • 3 PM to 6 PM PST: Worktime

  • 6 PM to 7 PM PST: Dinner and End of Day

Sunday, Sept 5th

  • 8 AM to 11 AM PST: Worktime

  • 11 AM to 12 PM: Workshop

  • 12 PM to 1 PM PST: Lunch

  • 1 PM to 2 PM PST: Worktime

  • 2 PM to 3 PM PST: Workshop

  • 3 PM to 6 PM PST: Worktime

  • 6 PM to 7 PM PST: Dinner and End of Day

Monday, Sept 6th

  • 8 AM to 12 PM PST: Worktime

  • 12 PM to 1 PM PST: Lunch

  • 1 PM to 2 PM PST: Worktime

  • 2 PM: Submission

  • 6 PM to 7 PM: Award Ceremony

Sponsors

More sponsors will be anounced shortly

If you're interested in sponsoring us, please contact us HERE. We're super excited to work with you!

Replit
Taskade
Voiceflow
EchoAR
Leading Learners
League of Amazing Programmers
xyz
Qoom

Additional Supporters

Devpost
Sticker Mule
Hack Club

Team

Kian Chakamian

Kian C.

Lead Organizer

Max Norman

Max N.

Lead Organizer

Taylor Lee

Taylor L.

Branding, Design

Peter Hong

Peter H.

Sponsorships

Neta Shubin

Eli B.

Website Design

Ritvik Irrigireddy

Ritvik I.

Website Design

Manav Khanvilkar

Manav K.

Design