Life is complicated, and has things that need fixing. You up for the challenge? Join NextStep.

After an unprecedented turn of events, NextStep 2020 was forced to go virtual, and brought a surplus of opportunities to the table. We now have over 15 workshops and keynote speakers to attend, and 85 hours of learning, smiles, and motivation. This year's theme is solving the world's most pressing issues. From day-to-day challenges, to global catastrophes, competitors are challenged to use any languages, or platforms to create their product. Whatever you inspiration is for your project, we're here to motivate your team, and give you advice, and support whenever you need it. It's a time to celebrate who you are, and celebrate the talents and passions you have. NextStep will help you.

You WILL BE CROSSVERIFIED for REGISTRATION, so COMPLETE THE STEPS BELOW TO GET YOUR PRIZES:

In order to participate in this hackathon, you MUST register through this form. Join the discord for communication. Both tasks HAVE to be completed or you will NOT be eligible for prizes. 

Do you have any questions that have been left unanswered, or need help on anything specific? Feel free to email us at nextstephacks@gmail.com and we'll get your question answered ASAP!

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Prizes

$301,740 in prizes

Participation (200)

Anyone who participates in the NextStep competition will get 50% off InterWebs.Host web hosting service.

$20 Linode promo code

Free upgrade to Pro - Taskade

3 months hacker plan on repl.it

$120 in SashiDo Credits

Free course on interview cake

Access to Wolfram|One for all participants for thirty days.

Modulus Pro subscription for 2 months

6 months free for magic

90-day extended trial for BalsamiQ

6 months free of Voiceflow

Free Educational License from JetBrains

A certificate stating that you participated in our hackathon!!

Swag: Swag will be given out via. a google form on a first come first serve basis which will release on November 30th @ 8PM. Swag pack includes stickers, buttons, and t-shirts.

3 months of personal subscription to any JetBrains IDE for free

Free 1 year subscription premium Inside Dev newsletter!

Free 1 month of centered

Starter 1-month plan of Qoom

Top 15 projects (15)

- The top 15 projects from the NextStep Hackathon (not including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will recieve 6 months free of a 1Password Individual account.
- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)

Blockchain Participants (19)

- Anyone who uses blockchain in the development of their project will be eligible for free entry into the CryptoChicks Hatchery program.
- for those who build their projects using AAVE protocol, a $2000 award at the end of the Hatchery program in June 2021 is provided (visit NextStep website for more info)

- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)

1st Place

$50 Amazon Gift Card
- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
300 Bugsee Credits
$25 AoPS Coupon

a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Venture scouts for OpenWater

Company Lifetime Package
(participants must wait until they are 18 in order to redeem the prize)

For the entire team, 4+ hour javascript coding with Exclipse IDE ($650 value!)

ONE Maplesoft student license

Opportunity to apply for an internship at SashiDo

A certificate of the place you got in our hackathon!

1 Construct 3 Personal License

2nd Place

Free 1 hour Private Coding Lesson
- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
100 Bugsee Credits
$25 AoPS Coupon

a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

ONE Maplesoft student license

A certificate of the place you got in our hackathon!

1 Construct 3 Personal License

3rd Place

- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
$25 AoPS Coupon
a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Free 1 hour Private Coding Lesson

ONE Maplesoft student license

A certificate of the place you got in our hackathon!

1 construct 3 personal license

Top 3 Most Creative Projects (3)

Each person who wins will recieve $200 in Bugsee Credits.
- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Raffle Winner (4)

There are a total of 4 winners for raffles:
2 winners of the NextStep raffle will win a free Magoosh SAT/ACT subscription.
2 winners will receive each a free license for any JetBrains IDE of choice.

AR/VR Prize

a free VR headset
- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Scratch Project

- free 1 year InterWebs.Host Personal subscription (domain not included)
- The winner will get a free Micro Starter Kit from GAR
a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Moderator/Mentor Award (10)

For being a moderator or eligible mentor (not part of a company) in the NextStep Hacks competition, you will exclusively get a free year of egghead.io)

A certificate stating that you were a moderator/mentor in our hackathon!

Runner Up (2)

$25 AoPS Coupon on top of the original one password 6 month subscription & Interwebs.host subscription

a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

A certificate of the place you got in our hackathon!

The Girls Who Code Award (15)

This prize is brought to inspire girls in Computer Science. The top 3 all-female groups will receive a free copy of The New Girl Code - The launch of a fashion app. This prize is only eligible if you're entire team has female members. You cannot win this prize if you've already won the top 15 prizes award.

NextStep Tiers (50)

For being a certain tier in our competition (acquired through our discord server, you get:

A certificate stating your participation in the hackathon (with your level)

A headstart in the NextStep competition

Cool Swag

A letter of recommendation based on your active participation in our server

[some other cool perks :D]

Qoom Special Prizes

1-year Pro Plan + free domain name

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Check rules tab for more information.

Requirements

Must submit a 3 - 5 minute video explaining the product & provide a link to the code.

Judges

NextStep

NextStep

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique is your product?
  • Technique
    How difficult was it to make? What was the level of technical skill needed?
  • Execution
    How well does your product reflect the initial idea?