Hello Social Distancing Hackers!

We are inviting you to attend the 2nd Annual HVTechFest Hackathon. Our theme this year is "The Challenges of Social Distancing and The Digital Divide." Competitors will create a digital artifact to help a technology-driven recovery for the Hudson Valley. We will match hi-tech & low-tech functions, youth, and tech professionals to solve real public problems and ignite the entrepreneurial spirit.

We welcome all ages and all levels of expertise.

We encourage teams and startups to use this opportunity to get to the next level - our mentors will be available to help you with your deck.

Sign up for the Hackathon: http://bit.ly/HVTF_Hackers

Join HVTechFest Discord: https://discord.gg/F6CEEbZ 

Check out our website for more information.

Happy Hacking!


  1. Anyone 10 or older can participate. 
  2. If you under the age of 18, please have your parent(s) or guardian(s) permission to participate.
  3. Certain prizes may not be eligible for those who don't reside in New York State.


  1. All teams and participants should have final projects submitted by 1:45pm EST on Saturday, October 24.
  2. Projects should be unique and original. Existing apps or apps previously submitted in other Hackathons will be deemed ineligible for placement. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,646 in prizes

OpenHub's - Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp scholarship


HVTechFest 2020 T-Shirt (50)

A free T-shirt will be sent to all team members who finish in the top 5. Restricted to New York State Residents only.

one mentoring session up to 3 hours long with The Field Group, LLC

The Field Group helps startups win.

The Field Group provides custom-tailored guidance based on your startup’s specific needs and overall vision.

Practicum by Yandex - Web Developer bootcamp scholarship

Practicum by Yandex is an educational platform that bridges the gap between short-term online courses and full-time bootcamps. Scholarships are available for the Web Developer, Data Scientist, and Data Analyst programs. The scholarship program includes 6 to 10 months online courses with 24/7 learning support on the platform; instruction in soft skills; and up to 15 projects based on real-life examples.

Big Check Winner

Thanks to the sponsors, #1 winner is getting cash check

Gift cards (Google play or Amazon) (3)

ROI Training, as the certified training company on Google Cloud and Amazon Cloud, is offering $300 as three Google Play Cards or Amazon Gift Cards (whichever you would prefer).

Please check roitraining.com and we will connect you with Chelsea Werle from ROI Training, Inc. to redeem this prize

ROI Training's voucher for On-Demand Certification Program (2)

ROI Training is offering vouchers for their On-Demand Certification workshops (value of $499/class).

Please check roitraining.com and we will connect you with Chelsea Werle from ROI Training, Inc. to redeem this prize

AI Camp courses voucher (2)

Vouchers for any courses by AICamp. We will connect winners with AICamp for redeeming

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joe Cupano

Joe Cupano
Project Manager at Dell

Leandra Tejedor

Leandra Tejedor
Co-Founder of VidCode

Judging Criteria

  • Problem-Solution Match
    We are focused on community oriented problems.
  • Innovation
    How original and outside the box is your idea?
  • Presentation
    Our judges want to be blown away by your awesome projects. Put your best foot forward and do your best to sell your project to them!

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