Gathering 90 brilliant minds. Bringing innovative ideas to life.

HackHSN is a collaborative programming competition where teams of up to four individuals work against the clock to build innovative technological solutions to significant real-world problems. HackHSN will promote creativity and innovation by allowing participants to build solutions to any problem of their choice.

HackHSN is committed to accessibility and is open to any high school or college student looking to learn, create and have fun! No prior programming experience is required. This event - including food, swag and prizes - is entirely free to attend!

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  • Participants:¬†Individuals (High School and Undergraduate College Students); Teams (no more than 4 members to a team)


Hima Kher

Hima Kher
CTO, Tech Care for All

Vinay Deshmukhe

Vinay Deshmukhe
Software Engineer, Verisk Analytics

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Did you just glue a bunch of APIs together, or was the process of building your product a technically-intensive one?
  • Practicality
    Does your product address a real problem or improve people's lives in some way? You don't necessarily have to cure global poverty, but it is important that people find your product useful in some way
  • User Experience and Visual Appeal
    Is your product aesthetically pleasing? Is it relatively easy to use?
  • Usability
    Can your product be used out of the box?
  • Creativity
    How innovative is your solution?