MoCoHacks is a free, all-inclusive, 36-hour+ hackathon for all public high school students in Montgomery County, Maryland. A hackathon is coding marathon where you create a ‘hack’ (programming solution) addressing a problem you see around you. The hack can be big or small, serious or comedic. All that matters is that your hack is your creation! Throughout the event, there will be talks, workshops, and tournaments that you can participate in as well!

This year, MoCoHacks will be held virtually due to COVID-19. Don’t worry though, we will still be providing all hackers the premiere hackathon experience: swag, merch, prizes, stickers, and workshops for everyone who participates in the event!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$3,580 in prizes

Best Overall Hack: 1st Place

6 month Point3 Subscription
$160 Airpod 2 (per team member)

Best Overall Hack: 2nd Place

3 month Point 3 Subscription
$50 Amazon Echo Show 5 (per team member)

Best Overall Hack: 3rd Place

1 month Point 3 Subscription
$35.00 Amazon gift card (per team member)

Best Beginner Hack

ESCALATE Swag Pack: travel mug, hat, stickers (per team member)
$50.00 HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset (per team member)

Most Technically Impressive Hack

1 month ESCALATE subscription
$250 Logitech G915 Lightspeed Keyboard (per team member)

Best UI Hack

ESCALATE Swag Pack: travel mug, hat, stickers (per team member)
(ELEVATE Women In STEM) Gift Card for the team (per team member)
UI Externship (and full-stack development mentorship) opportunities
$55 HyperX FURY Ultra RGB Gaming Mouse Pad (per team member)

Best Education Hack

$20 Copy of 5th Domain Book (per team member)
$150.00 G502 Wireless Mouse (per team member)

Best Social Good Hack

ESCALATE Swag Pack: travel mug, hat, stickers (per team member)
$60 FujiFilm Instax Mini 9 Camera Instant Camera (per team member)

Most Humorous Hack

ESCALATE Swag Pack: travel mug, hat, stickers (per team member)
$70 Portable Movie Projector (per team member)

Honorable Mention

$20 Amazon Gift Cards (per team member)

Voting by Organizers + Hackathon participants!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High school students in MCPS in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Effort
  • Polished
  • Presentation / Overall Pitch

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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