Welcome to Hacking Generation Y!
You'll have thirty hours to team up with other high schoolers to build an amazing product. Listen to incredible speakers share their work, and present in front our amazing panel of judges who represent some of the top companies and startups in Silicon Valley. Enjoy delicious food, win amazing prizes, but most importantly -- learn to code.
We can't wait to see what you'll create!
Age is only an Int.
$74,700 in prizes
2nd Place (5)
3rd Place (5)
$5,000 parse credit to winning team. $500 parse credit to every team that uses Parse.
$6000 in scholarships to Praxis for top 6 teams
Pebbles to the winning team
Automatic advancement and no fees to a personal interview for the MIT Launch summer entrepreneurship program!
Tour & Lunch @ NYC Office when you're there.
$1000 in cash to your team
Automatic Internships at 1-student-body
$7500 to the team that moves forward Global Context’s mission the best!
A professionally-shot video, blog post, and $1,000 PubNub credit to the team with best use of PubNub.
Misfit watch to every winning team member.
$100 Namecheap credit to winning team
Up to 5 members. MUSE Headbands for the best hack that uses them.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
If you are present at Hacking Generation Y, or have received special permission from us to hack from home, you're eligible.
Please submit a description of what your app does, and a link to your product, and a video demo that'll give us a great explanation of how your app works, and what it does.
How to enter
High School students at Hacking Generation Y can create submissions.
Co-Founder of UpWest Labs
Founder of MIT Launch
Co-Founder & CEO of DreamFunded.com, Angel Investor
Director of Open Source at Google
Xavier de Ryckel
Co-Founder of Downtown
Startup Program Manager at Google
Product Manager, Google
Chief Architect of Mobile, Couchbase
CEO, Global Context
CEO & Co-Founder, Keepy
Leadership at Citrix. Trailblazer's Woman of The Year Candidate
Product Manager on Facebook's Search Team
StartEngine, MITA Institute
Co-Founder of Flipboard
Co-founder and Chief Philanthropy Officer of Coupons.com
Ryan J. Negri
Co-Founder & CEO, Laicos, Angel Investor
Is the hack more than just another generic social app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack practical given its target audience? Is it something that the user base would actually use? Does it fulfill a need people have?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?