Providing opportunities for big strides in the technological fields

Nucleotide Hackathon is the one of the largest biotechnology hackathon where high school students around the world team up to make impactful software relating to the secret theme. We will release the theme at the opening ceremony. Students team up in groups of 2 to 4 to build an app, game, program, or website. Students will have 3 days, from December 4th at 10 AM PST to December 7th at 4PM PST, to create an amazing product and submit it to compete for $130,000 of prizes. For more information, please check out our website.

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$248,017 in prizes

1st Place

$100
Sublime Text Keys
1 Password 6 month access
$500 bugsee credits

2nd Prize

$65
1 Password 6 month access
MakeyMakey Discount code
$300 bugsee credits

3rd Prize

$35
1 password 6 month access
$200 bugsee credits

Best Use of Qoom (Most Innovative)

For teams who build the best web projects using Qoom, we will give 1) 1-year starter plan to winning team members and 2) we will consider them to be invited to Qoom Creator Group, the software engineering apprenticeship program.

Best Use of echoAR

$50 Amazon gift card
1-month free Business Tier access
A feature in our newsletter (sent to
investors and AR/VR ecosystem)

Top 20 teams (20)

1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Signup Prizes (23)

echoAR 1 month business tier access
Repl.it 3 month hacker plan
Voiceflow 1 month pro
Balsamiq 90 day extended trial
1 month access to Wolfram|One

Best Use of Qoom (Most Creative)

For teams who build the best web projects using Qoom, we will give 1) 1-year starter plan to winning team members and 2) we will consider them to be invited to Qoom Creator Group, the software engineering apprenticeship program.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High school students and middle school students are allowed to compete. Exceptions include seniors and thsoe in their gap year. Anyone older or younger than this will not be permitted.

Requirements

1. Runnable software (if applicable)

2. Instructions of how to run the software

3. Description of software

4. 2-5 minute video describing your software and demo

Judges

TBD

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How much do the project and idea relate to the theme?
  • Innovation
    How unique is this team’s idea? Has this been done before?
  • Special Skills
    Are there any advanced or unique skills used in the project?
  • Impact
    How impactful/useful is the design?