The School’s Out Hackathon is a 24 hour coding event for high school students from across San Antonio the great area. With over 200 participants, expert mentors, and in-depth workshops design to help people code, it promises to ensure that everyone can have a fun experience getting introduced to programming with their peers.


  • Entering 9th graders and Exiting 12th graders
  • Teams of 4 or less


As long as it's built at the hackathon and is technological, you're good to go (hopefully uses code)!

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,720 in prizes

Best Software Hack

Amazon Tablets! Best Software Hack as chosen by judging panel.

Best Hardware Hack

Full Arduino Kits! Best Hardware hack as chosen by judging panel.

Microsoft Prize

Dell Tablets. Prize given by Microsoft for best Use of Microsoft Technology

CodeUp Prize

CodeUp Mini Camp! Given to the favorite beginner hack of the CodeUp/Scale Team

Best Beginner Hack

Complete Raspberry Pi Kit! Best Beginner hack as chosen by judging panel.

Best Pebble Hack/Best Design Hack

Pebbles for the team. This goes to the best Pebble hack. If no hacks are created with Pebble, it goes to the Best Design Hack.

Best Education Hack

Best Educational Hack. Chosen by SoHacks/Apps for Aptitude staff.

Most Innovative Hack

4 Leap Motions. Chosen by SoHacks Judging Panel

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Submit a piece of information about your hack, the prize(s) you are entered for, and the team members


SoHacks Judges

SoHacks Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Taking a creative approach to an issue is perhaps one of the key ideas behind a hackathon. Projects should exhibit some degree of creativity in their final product.
  • Problem-Solving
    Projects should attempt to solve common problems in our society today. Solutions should be innovative and effective to earn full points in this category.
  • Well-Designed
    A well designed product tends to do well in today’s marketplace, and so the hacks should show some element of good design in them. Whether it is flat or skeuomorphic, a design should be pleasing to the eye
  • Technical
    Advanced technology is all around us. At hackathons, products should use as many tools as possible to make sure that the product is the best it can be

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