Hershey High School's First Hackathon

HackHershey 2018 Will Be Hershey High School’s First Hackathon.  Students All Across Pennsylvania Will Come Together To Code Their Ideas Into Reality And Compete For Prizes!


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$2,980 in prizes

1st Place

The winning team will receive a 49" Roku TV + Nintendo Switch + 2 Oculus Go

2nd Place

The winning team will receive a AirPods + Snapchat Spectacles + Amazon Echo + HP Moniter

3rd Place

The winning team will receive Snapchat Spectacles + 2 Amazon Echos + UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

Best Mobile Hack (2)

Awarded to the team that creates the best iOS or Andriod hack.

The winning team will receive 2 Amazon Echos + 2 UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speakers

Best Safety Hack

Awarded to the team that creates the most useful hack in the event of an emergency.

The winning team will receive an Amazon Echo + 2 HP Monitors + AirPods

Most Secure Hack

Awarded to the team that demonstrates secure collection, transfer, and storage of data.

The winning team will receive 2 Raspberry Pi Kits + 2 Arduino Kits

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Mophie Phone Charger

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


All students who registered can participate! Teams of up to 4 students.


Make your project, submit your hack to Devpost and demo your project to a judge to show off what you built. You must demo and submit on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes.


Company Reps

Company Reps
The Hershey Company

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?