Empowering people through team-building and product creating

We believe that you learn best by doing.

That's why we're launching a hackathon - to empower the next generation to learn and refine real world skills through team-building and tangible product creation.

ModHacks is a 48-hour competition for you to learn through creation. At the end, you'll get to pitch your product, whether entirely new or a continuation of a previous idea, to a panel of judges, for cash and prizes.

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Prizes

$59,710 in prizes

1st Place

Wolfram One, 1 year (4),
Internship at fall cohort Openwater Accelerator,
$80 Per Team, Mentorship from FirstText

2nd Place

Wolfram One 1 year subscription
$60 per team

3rd Place

Wolfram One 1 year subscription
$40 per team

1st Place Continuation Hack

MakeyMakey Prize Kit
$60 per team

Best Education Hack

In accordance with the Modulus philosophy of open education, education hacks must be open-source and address the fundamental prompt: how to empower teachers and students in the online education space?

Winners will receive: 1 year Wolfram One, $80 per team

2nd Place Education Hack

In accordance with the Modulus philosophy of open education, education hacks must be open-source and address the fundamental prompt: how to empower teachers and students in the online education space?

Winners will receive: 1 year Wolfram One subscription, $80 Per team

Best AR/VR

Best AR/VR hack using the echoAR platform. You will win $50 Amazon Gift card, 1 month subscription to Business tier platform

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Country: Any

Age: 13+

Team Sizes: 1-4

Requirements

Final projects must be submitted via Devpost with a written description and a video demonstration of the project (time limit is 4 minutes). 

All project contents must be publicly viewable for judging. 

Judges

Daniel Wei

Daniel Wei

Haoli Yin

Haoli Yin

Ryan Ma

Ryan Ma

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
echoAR

Judging Criteria

  • Problem addressed
    Is the problem addressed complex and far reaching?
  • Ambition and originality of idea
    Is the idea original? Is it impactful to the community and is it a viable solution?
  • Technologies used and innovation
    Was the approach innovative? Was it technically complex?
  • Quality of presentation
    How was the final product? Does it have any major flaws or bugs?
  • Final Product
    How clear was the presentation? Did it demonstrate functionality as well as impact of the product, either in video or the Devpost?

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