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Bay Area Hacks is a platform for innovators to create software projects. With different tracks like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Health/Biotech, and Environmental Change, Bay Area Hacks openly invites all of those that are interested in inspiring change in each of those fields. Through an online, week-long hackathon, innovators in teams of up to 4 can learn from industry professionals through keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and coding competitions. Judges with technical experience will be judging all projects and winners will also be announced for each track and rewarded with grand prizes.


If you are a current undergraduate, high school, or middle school student, feel free to sign up for Bay Area Hacks!




Projects will be submitted using Devpost and a video component will be required as well. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$459,910 in prizes


1st Place PRIZE - 4 AirPods Pros


2nd Place PRIZE - 4 HyperX Keyboards, Headsets, and Mice

1st Place PRIZES

4 AirPods Pros ($250/per)
4 Creative Tim Big Bundle ($2105/per)
4 egghead Pro for 1 year ($480/per)
4 Cloudsploit Standard Service for 4 months ($440/per)
4 Bridge Connect Premium ($250/per)

2nd Place PRIZES

4 Alloy Origins Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($110/per)
4 Cloud Stinger Core 7.1 Gaming Headset ($50/per)
4 Pulsefire Core Gaming Mouse ($30/per)
4 egghead Pro for 1 year ($480/per)
4 DigitalOcean Credits Package ($250/per)

3rd Place PRIZES

4 Bugsee Credits Package ($200/per)
4 DigitalOcean Credits Package ($250/per)
4 Art of Problem Solving Gift Cards ($25/per)
4 1Password for 6 months ($18/per)

Top 3 PRIZES (3)

12 Hacker Plan for 1 year ($85/per)

Top 10 PRIZES (10)

40 Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro for 1 year ($375/per)

echoAR Challenge Prizes

1 Amazon Gift Card ($50/per team)
1-month Free business tier access to the echoAR platform ($90 per team member)

Best Beginner Hack PRIZES

4 $50 Amazon Gift Cards ($50/per)

Best Solo Hack PRIZES

1 Bubble Credits Package for first 6 months ($2000/per)
1 Makey Makey Classic Kit ($60/per)

Best Undergrad Hack PRIZES

4 Clerky Company Lifetime Package ($800/per)


2 egghead Pro for 1 year ($480/per)
10 Wolfram|One Personal Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro for 1 year ($375/per)
2 OmniGraffle Pro 7 Licenses ($250/per)
1 Bugsee Credits Package ($200/per)
1 1Password for 6 months ($18/per)


400 Voiceflow Pro for 6 months ($300/per)
400 Cloudsploit Standard Service for 1 month ($110/per)
400 echoAR Business Tier for 1 month ($90/per)
400 Creative Tim Material Kit Pro ($80/per)
400 DigitalOcean 30 day free trial ($50/per)
400 Balsamiq 90 day extended free trial
400 Wolfram|One for 30 days ($25/per)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Karunaker Molugu
Data Engineering Manager at Facebook

Raymond Lee

Raymond Lee
Intel Security Privacy Migration Team

Megha Sarang

Megha Sarang
Intel Next Generation and Standards Team

Kishore Kaparaboyna

Kishore Kaparaboyna
Yahoo Engineering Director

Kishan Sachdeva

Kishan Sachdeva
Maching Learning Researcher at Youtube

Ion-Alexandru Secara

Ion-Alexandru Secara
Member at Alchemist Accelerator

Vikas Paliwal
Intel IOTG Team

Arvind Agrawal

Arvind Agrawal
Intel NXS Team

KiT Prud'Homme
Intel Corporate Demos

Koren Grinshpoon
COO at echoAR

Siddharth Cherukupalli

Kartik Punia

Kartik Punia

Anusha Kotha
Intel XPG Team

Judging Criteria

  • Fit
    Does the product address the prompt?
  • Innovation
    Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual?
  • Functionality
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
  • Design
    Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?
  • Extensibility
    Can the product be easily expanded in the future?
  • Orginality
    To maintain the integrity of Bay Area Hacks projects must be made from the period of July 11th to July 18th. Our plagiarism checkers will find these irregularities. We encourage you to follow this rule otherwise we will automatically disqualify you.

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