Theta

Hacks I

January 15-18, 2021

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About


"I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary."

ThetaHacks is a global high-school virtual hackathon occurring from January 15-18, 2021. Anyone of any skill level is free to submit a project that benefits the world around us. Our event is free, with tons of epic swag, events, and more. During our hackathon, you can form a team of up to 4 people to code anything you want! Attend various workshops and speaker events throughout the long weekend, while hanging out in our (discord) community and getting a ton of free swag. And yes, the more events you attend in our hackathon, the more free swag and merch you get.

Info Page All Links Schedule


Merch & Prizes


Info Page

Free Swag (Before Event)

  • Business tier plan on EchoAR
  • Wolfram|One platform access
  • Repl.it Hacker/Upgraded Plan
  • 90 Day Access to Balsamiq Cloud
  • Free web hosting from Cynderhost
  • Provided to attendees beforehand as resources to use during the event. Attendees are required to sign up attend at least two events and submit a project during the hackathon.

Free Swag (After Event)

  • 30-Day access to Centered
  • ProductHunt Stickers
  • Awesome ThetaHacks Stickers
  • Linode Hosting Stickers and Merch
  • Free Pro upgrades on Taskade
  • AMC/AIME Problem sets from To The Limit Maths
  • Credits for JetBrains IDE
  • Free Interview Cake courses
  • Raffles and Giveaways
  • Attendees must attend at least two workshops/speaker events and submit a project to be eligible.

Prizes

  • 1st -> $150, 4 HyperX Gaming Keyboards, certificate
  • 2nd -> $100, 4 Google Home Minis, certificate
  • 3rd -> $50, 4 Wolfram|One Pro Premium Plans, certificate
  • Best EchoAR Project -> $50 Amazon Gift Card, EchoAR Business Plans
  • Best Duo Hack -> 2x Discord Premium Merch/Swag, 1Password Family Plan
  • Best Environmental Hack -> Centered lifetime access, Sublime Text licenses
  • Best Beginner Hack -> $50, ProductHunt swag, 1Password Family Plan
  • A project which wins a category award can also win a podium award, except for the beginner hack category. Choose the categories relevant to your project on the Devpost.

Schedule


Full Schedule
Saturday 1/16
Time Event
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony, Team Mixer
12:00 PM Workshop (Intro to AR)
2:00 PM Workshop (Arduinos and Memes)
4:00 PM Speaker (Networking/STEM)
6:00 PM Workshop (Emoji Predictions)
8:00 PM Speaker (Entrepreneurship)
9:30 PM Among Us Game Night

Volunteers


Volunteer Info
panelist
Jordan Arnesen

Judge

Outreach Manager at Make School

panelist
Chris Fairley

Workshop - Fusion 360

Former engineer and FRC robotics coach

panelist
Ivy Xu

Speaker - Entrepreneurship

Founder of Beta Camp

panelist
Alon Grinshpoon

Judge

Founder & CEO of EchoAR

panelist
Chinmayi Balasu

Speaker - Networking/STEM

Founder of Simply Neuroscience

panelist
Nitin Aggarwal

Judge

Tech Lead at Stripe

panelist
Koren Grinshpoon

Workshop - Intro to AR

COO of EchoAR

panelist
Chinmay Mulay

Mentor

Entrepreneur

panelist
Alexandro Acha

Mentor

Administration Technician at UFF

panelist
Dave Bhandari

Mentor

Full Stack Web and Android Developer

panelist
Avi Patel

Mentor

Computer Science Major @ Purdue

panelist
Mrityunjaya “Suson” Routray

Mentor

Intern @ Novae Terrae Inc.

panelist
Cathy Leather

Judge

Graphics Design and Animation Teacher

panelist
Aldrin Brillante

Workshop/Judge - Emoji Prediction

Workshop Coordinator at Make School

panelist
Steven Puri

Speaker - The Flow

CCO of Centered.app

panelist
Mr. John Smale

Speaker/Judge - CS Resume

AP Computer Science Teacher

FAQ


What is ThetaHacks?

ThetaHacks is a 36-hour virtual event where students from all over the world can come together to make something together, whether software or hardware!

Who can participate?

Anyone in high school can join! If you've graduated already, consider becoming a mentor! If you are in middle school, email us for details.

Do I need to form a team?

You may form a team with up to 4 members! If you would like to go solo, thats perfectly fine too.

Does this cost money?

Nope. ThetaHacks is free, and always will be! Everything from swag to workshops is covered for all participants.

What if I can't code?

If you can't code, thats totally not a problem! We will be hosting workshops so you can learn, so please join us.

How do I sign up?

ThetaHacks has three steps to signing up: (1) sign up on our website, (2) sign up on our devpost, (3) sign up on our events page.

Where do I get more information?

Check out our Devpost and our info page for more info!

I have another question!

Great, we're always open to questions! Feel free to contact us at [email protected]! Or, check out more info about ThetaHacks on our info page!

What is ThetaHacks?

ThetaHacks is a 36-hour virtual event where students from all over the world can come together to make something together, whether software or hardware!

Who can participate?

Anyone in high school can join! If you've graduated already, consider becoming a mentor! If you are in middle school, email us for details.

How do I form a team? Do I need a team?

You may form a team with up to 4 members! If you would like to go solo, thats perfectly fine too.

Does this cost money?

Nope. ThetaHacks is free, and always will be! Everything from swag to workshops is covered for all participants.

What if I can't code?

If you can't code, thats totally not a problem! We will be hosting workshops so you can learn, so please join us.

What should I bring?

Make sure you have a computer handy! Other than that, just sign the waiver (details soon).

What are the prizes? Rules? Code of Conduct?

Check out our Devpost for more info.

I have another question!

Great! Feel free to contact us here.

Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring us? Read the Sponsorship Prospectus and shoot us an email!

Our Team


organizer
Rohan Bansal

Sponsorships Director

organizer
Anshul Gupta

Logistics Director

organizer
Andy Li

Tech Director

organizer
Chenghao Li

Logistics

organizer
Neel Gajare

Outreach

organizer
Aanika Jain

Sponsorships

organizer
Kai McCormick

Tech