Welcome to HackExeter, a middle and high-school remote educational hackathon.

At HackExeter, students, both inexperienced and veteran, code and create a project over the course of twenty four hours under the guidance of mentors. We aim to give students a fun and novel experience and help build their confidence in their programming skills.

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HackExeter begins on Saturday, May 14th, 2022. 

All contestants are given a theme at the start of the event. It is your job to make something unique and interesting based on this theme, so be creative! 


What to Build

Please create a project that relates to the theme, whether it be software, hardware, or both! Recycling old projects is not allowed.

What to Submit

Compress your project into a .zip file or upload your project to GitHub in a public repository.

Hackathon Sponsors


$980 in prizes

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Hack Exeter Judging Team
Phillips Exeter Academy

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Rubric: https://tinyurl.com/hackexeter-judging
    Awards will be given based on the quality of the project, your team's teamwork, and your team's experience level. Along with Top 3 Awards, there will be awards like Most Creative Project and Best Hackathon Rookie Project!

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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