hackBCA II is one of the biggest high school hackathons in the nation! Learn about coding or exciting new technologies that you can use.

hackBCA II is a high school hackathon at the Bergen County Academies high school in Hackensack, NJ. Come to learn how to code or about exciting new technologies that companies are unveiling. For more information, visit our website at http://www.hackbca.com

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Prizes

1st Place

Admission and Trip to HackNTU & 4 Razer Keyboards Phone Cases & Paid Github Accounts

2nd Place

4 Pebble Watches & Phone Cases & Paid Github Accounts

3rd Prize

Raspberry Pi's & Phone Cases & Paid Github Accounts

4th Place

5th Place

Best Beginner Hack

1 Year treehouse

Best Education Hack

Arduino starter kit

Best Startup

Free booth at Tech day 2015

Best Pebble Hack

4 Pebble watches

Most Polished

Boogie Board Tablet

Best Send Grid Hack

4 Parrot Mini Drones

Best Use of 3D Printing

$500 3D printing credit

Rough Draft Ventures (2)

chance for 2 teams to pitch & connect with Rough Draft Ventures for mentorship and opportunity for funding to work on their ideas post-hackathon.

Best Hack on Firefox OS

5 Mozilla Phones

Best Twilio Hack

3 Arduino Yun's

Judges

Alex Iskold

Alex Iskold
Managing Director at Techstars NYC

Amanda Pouchot

Amanda Pouchot
Co-Founder of Levo League and Together10

Chris Castiglione

Chris Castiglione
Co-Founder and Head of Content at One Month

Eliot Horowitz

Eliot Horowitz
Cofounder of MongoDB

Laurie Stach

Laurie Stach
Program Manager of High School Education, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

Judging Criteria

  • Difficulty
    Coding ain't always easy. Make sure to look at the effort the team put into the project
  • Creativity
    Is the hack original? The team's project is a new and different or they've reinvented an old idea and given it a new perspective.
  • Usefulness
    Is this hack going to be helpful? Does it have purpose? Will it have a positive impact on anything?
  • Polish
    Aesthetics and user interaction.