DefHacks | Global 2.0 hackathon is a free 36-hour event for high school and college students. It is a worldwide event in which students of all skill levels around can collaborate to create innovative projects to solve the worlds problems. Students can also participate in workshops to learn new skills, ask questions to top tech minds, participate in fun mini-events, and win amazing prizes!
Any high school or college student across the world is welcome to apply!
Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:00 AM PST - Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:59 PM PST
The hackathon will be COMPLETELY online. We'll conduct the majority of the hackathon on slack, and the opening/closing sessions will be on a YouTube livestream!
Registrations are now open! After reading the Code of Conduct, hackers can register through our sponsor Devfolio's platform (button below) and mentors/judges can register with this link: https://defhacks.co/mentor!
|November 14th (Saturday)|
|08:00 AM - 08:30 AM||Opening Ceremony|
|08:30 AM||All Hacking Begins|
|10:00 AM||Keynote + AMA - Architecture Innovation accelerates Artificial Intelligence, By David Patterson|
|12:00 AM - 12:45 PM||echoAR: Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less|
|01:00 PM||Michael Seibel - The Startup Journey + AMA|
|02:00 PM||Xylem Talk|
|03:30 PM||Ken Goldberg - AI and Robots Will Diversify Human Thinking, Not Replace It|
|04:00 PM||Keynote + AMA - The COVID Pivot: From EdTech to NOVID Po-Shen Loh|
|05:00 PM||Worshop - Tim Ruscica (Tech With Tim)|
|06:00 PM||Stiddle Worshop|
|07:00 PM||Keynote + AMA - Dave Camp (SVP at Firefox, Mozilla)|
|November 15th (Sunday)|
|12:00 AM (midnight)||Midnight Check-in|
|08:00 AM||Workshop - Akash Hadagali (GitHub Campus Expert)|
|09:00 AM||Marita Cheng - Live Q&A|
|10:00 AM||Talk and Q&A with Gayle McDowell|
|01:00 PM||AMA - Craig Newmark (Founder of Craigslist)|
|5:00 PM||Deadline: Submit initial copy to Devfolio|
|9:00 PM||Deadline: All Hacking Ends|
|11:59 PM||Closing Ceremony|
A hackathon is an event, typically lasting several hours (or even days), in which a large number of people meet to code and show off their products.
Nope! If you already know how to code, that's great! However, if you don't know how to code, this is the perfect time to learn. We will be hosting beginner workshops for you, and we will have experienced mentors to help you with your hacks!
You can work individually or work in a team of up to 5! If you don't know anyone participating at the hackathon, don't worry! There will be many other people in the same situation as you. We highly recommend you reach out to other hackers on the slack workspace and form teams. You won't have to register as a team, just register individually. When it's time to submit your project, you can add the names of all your teammates there!
Your team has the freedom of making whatever you desire! In addition to our sponsored prompts, we will be having 2 other prompts you can submit your hack in: one for coronavirus related hacks, and another for best overall hack!
DefHacks is completely free for all hackers. Additionally, we will be providing DefHacks swag, and swag from the sponsors that have made this event possible.
The only thing you need is a device to access our slack website, and any materials needed for creating your hack!
Yes! DefHacks wouldn't be possible without our volunteers. We will open mentor and judge sign ups soon, and you can get notified when it opens by signing up for email updates above!