Lightning the Torch
hackBCA IV is the fourth annual hackathon hosted at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, New Jersey. Created and organized purely by student volunteers, hackBCA was one of the first hackathons to be open to all high school students with an interest in computer science. No previous knowledge is necessary to attend, hackBCA has always been very beginner-friendly! Here is our schedule for this year.
Senior Software Engineer at LEVO
Co-founder of Make School
Head of Partnerships & Development at AthenaTech
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.
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?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?