Overview

Def Hacks is an opportunity to explore new technologies, get in touch with recruiters at top tech companies, eat free food, and receive swag from Def Hacks and our sponsors! At Def Hacks, you’ll collaborate with other students in your area, receive mentorship from tech professionals, and build an innovative project that could lead to the next unicorn!

Themes

General

Hacks in any theme also belong to General.

Prizes

Main Prizes
Best Hack Overall

The winner of Def Hacks' Best Hack Overall will receive a GoPro HERO Session for every team member. This prize will be judged foremost on creativity and implementation, also considering the complexity, impact, and marketability of your project.

Best Hack by College Students

The winner of Def Hacks' Best Hack Overall will receive an Amazon Echo for every team member. This prize will be judged foremost on creativity and implementation, also considering the complexity, impact, and marketability of your project. In order to be eligible, the majority of your team must be college students.

Best Hack by High School Students

The winner of Def Hacks' Best Hack Overall will receive an Amazon Echo for every team member. This prize will be judged foremost on creativity and implementation, also considering the complexity, impact, and marketability of your project. In order to be eligible, the majority of your team must be high school students.

Special Prizes
Hack for Sustainability

Build a piece of tech that inspires environmental conservation, and we will donate $100 in your team's name to the Environmental Defense Fund!

Hack for #NeverAgain

Build a piece of tech that benefits school safety, and we will donate $100 in your team's name to the Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.

Hack for Accessiblity

Build a piece of tech that makes technology (or anything else) more accessible to people with disabilities, and we will donate $100 in your team's name to UNICEF's Children with Disabilities Fund.

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