About the Funathon

The Funathon is a place where you can create whatever you want through the power of coding! Websites, machine learning projects, games, apps - you name it! 

The Funathon is not designed to be just your average hackathon but rather a combination of a hackathon, mini projects, and multiple workshops to help participants learn more about coding. Funathon helps promote and foster both knowledge and love for coding throughout its entirety. 

The Funathon will take place over four weeks, with a mix of programming workshops and guest speaker presentations. Participants will also have to develop something for a final project, using what they have learned throughout the event.

 

Schedule/Syllabus: TBA

Week 1

Monday, 8/15 Tuesday, 8/16 Wednesday, 8/17 Thursday, 8/18 Friday, 8/19
Opening Ceremony @ 7 PM EST  

Speaker Event: Dr. Yinzhi Cao, Computer Science Professor at Johns Hopkins University @ 12 PM EST

Networking Meet & Greet @ 12 PM EST

Funathon Panel @ 4 PM EST

   

Week 2

Monday, 8/22 Tuesday, 8/23 Wednesday, 8/24 Thursday, 8/25 Friday, 8/26
Python Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST  

Speaker Event: Dr. Leia Stirling, PhD, Industrial & Operations Engineering Professor at the  University of Michigan @ 4 PM EST

Python Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST

  Python Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST

Week 3

Monday, 8/29 Tuesday, 8/30 Wednesday, 8/31 Thursday, 9/1 Friday, 9/2
HTML Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST  

HTML Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST

  HTML Workshop with Codology @ 7 PM EST

Get Started:

Make sure that you develop your projects, for both the challenges and the final, through an IDE such as Visual Studio Code or Replit, with the exception of Scratch. Remember to submit the file of the final project before the deadline!

The Funathon will have several prize tracks that you can enter your project in. They are here to help jump-start your project development process. You can only submit a project for ONE track.

 

Project Tracks:

  • Art/Entertainment
  • Education
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Healthcare

Requirements

What to Build

This competition is completely open-ended, and competitors can submit projects relating to problems in the four fields of art/entertainment, education, environment/sustainability, and healthcare.

Your project must incorporate one language taught in workshops.

What to Submit

Submit a file of your FINAL project that can be run in an IDE. 

Submit a description of your project. 

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Prizes

$36,120 in prizes

Participation Prize (200)

• Certificate of Participation
• Unlimited Taskade subscription code
• 20% off of annual Brilliant.org subscription (valued at $30)
• Vouchers for HoverRobotix hoverboards (valued at $130)
• Access to internship opportunities with HoverRobotix

All participants who attend the Funathon's workshops and submit a project will receive this prize.

1st Place Overall

• Certificate of Recognition
• Opportunity to Become an App Developer for YPStem
• Year of Wolfram One & Alpha Pro (valued at $375)
• Annual premium subscription to Brilliant.org (valued at $150)
• Access to exclusive workshops with HoverRobotix
• EdTech bundle (valued at $100)

2nd Place Overall

• Certificate of Recognition
• Opportunity to Become an App Developer for YPStem
• Year of Wolfram One & Alpha Pro (valued at $375)
• 3-month premium subscription to Brilliant.org (valued at $75)
• Access to exclusive workshops with HoverRobotix
• EdTech bundle (valued at $100)
• AoPs coupon (valued at $25)

3rd Place Overall

• Certificate of Recognition
• Opportunity to Become an App Developer for YPStem
• Year of Wolfram One & Alpha Pro (valued at $375)
• 3-month premium subscription to Brilliant.org (valued at $75
• Access to exclusive workshops with HoverRobotix
• EdTech bundle (valued at $100)

Funathon Track Winner (4)

• Certificate of Recognition
• Opportunity to Become an App Developer for YPStem
• Year of Wolfram One & Alpha Pro (valued at $375)
• 3-month premium subscription to Brilliant.org (valued at $75)
• EdTech bundle (valued at $100)

Best Working Prototype

• Year of .xyz domain (valued at $10)

Most Creative Design/Idea

• Year of .xyz domain (valued at $10)

Most Potentially Impactful Project

• Year of .xyz domain (valued at $10)

Voters' Choice

• Year of .xyz domain (valued at $10)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

YPStem Team

YPStem Team
Youth Pioneers in STEM

Azamat Nurkhojayev

Azamat Nurkhojayev
Lead Developer - Home Credit Bank

 Danylo Tolmachov

Danylo Tolmachov
Head of Software Engineering at Techstack Ltd

 Denis Matveev

Denis Matveev
System Administrator/DevOps at Ignitia AB

Alina Shesterikova

Alina Shesterikova
UI/UX designer

Pavel Terenin

Pavel Terenin
Sr. Software Engineer at Juniper Square

 Igor Lopushko

Igor Lopushko
Back-end Team Lead at RBI Retail Innovation

 Alexey Sutiagin

Alexey Sutiagin
R&D Team Leader at Gett

Anton Kalik

Anton Kalik
Senior Software Engineer at CoverWallet, an Aon company

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Senior Software Engineer at Ultimeta

Max Kalik

Max Kalik
iOS Engineer at Triumph Labs

Dmytro Budym

Dmytro Budym
Software Development Engineer in Test, airSlate

Arman Murzabulatov

Arman Murzabulatov
Senior Software Engineer at Rabobank

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    How creative and unique is the project? Is it well-thought out and realistic to implement?
  • Quality of Code
    Does the project run smoothly with minimal errors? Does it utilize the languages taught in the workshops?
  • Quality of Project
    Is the project detailed and organized? Is it visually appealing?
  • Project Impact
    Does the project effectively address a problem in one of the tracks? If implemented, how impactful would it be?

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