One of the first high school hackathons is back! Join us for hackBCA III!

hackBCA III is the third annual hackathon hosted at the Bergen County Academies high school in Hackensack, New Jersey. Created and planned solely by students, hackBCA is open to all high school students who are interested in exploring computer science. Prior programming experience is not needed: hackBCA is an open floor to anyone who wants to create.

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Judges

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Josh Bancroft
Developer Relations at Intel

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Chris Wanstrath
Cofounder and CEO of GitHub

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Tom Lehman
Cofounder and CEO of Genius

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Jeremy Rossman
Cofounder of MakeSchool

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Cindy Gallop
Founder and CEO of If We Ran The World

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Tea Ho
Product Designer at DonorsChoose.org

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Kate Machtiger
Senior Analyst at Luminary Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?