Welcome to the official FutureHacks Four Hackathon Guide For Parents!

FutureHacks Four will let your child apply learned skills to real-world problems as well as collaborate with many like-minded individuals! FutureHacks Four is focused on bringing the best experience to someone as a programmer, a gamer, and problem solver! Don’t know much programming but still want to attend? Don’t worry! We will have fun and engaging coding workshops that teach the basics of programming in a variety of languages.

Schedule: https://futurehacks.net/#schedules

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/gpt8hFek86

- Setup Instruction Video: click to view

Wechat: Scan QRCode to join

We're using Devpost to showcase all your projects and support the judging.

Register now at: https://futurehacks4.devpost.com/
You must submit your project(s) in Devpost before the deadline (11:00am EDT Sunday 8/28/2021 )

DevPost Instruction Video: click to view

Have EVERY person on your team go to the link above and click Register for this hackathon. (You must all create Devpost accounts.)

One person from each team will Enter a Submission (which is a button you'll see after you Register). Where it asks you to add your teammates' email addresses, make sure to use the same ones they used to create their Devpost accounts.

Submit early and include as much information as you can, so you won't be rushed toward the end. And remember, you can keep updating your project until the deadline.

Important: Book Your Judging Time
When you have come up with a name for your project, please fill out this form immediately: https://forms.gle/eQbe9hKq1UyQyzGh7. We will be using this to assign you a judging time. We recommend you fill this out Saturday afternoon, at the latest.
*If you do not fill this out before the submission deadline, you will not be eligible for prize contention.

FutureHacks 2021 Spring Talks Roster, March 27th - Register here

Daniel Liu [President of AIGoLearning] – Senior @ West Windsor Plainsboro HS North
Siddarth Narayanan – Sophomore @ West Windsor Plainsboro HS South

AiGoLearning has over 200 student teachers, who signed up to teach children coding. In this talk, we will show you how a high school (or middle school) student can become a coding instructor, and get involved in activities such as organizing Hackathons and managing classes. In addition, we will cover how high school students can start a club at school and empower themselves with leadership and guide their peers.

Enter Zoom Webinar 1

Edmond Niu [STEM For All Program Co-director] – Junior @ High Technology High School
Satwika Vemuri – Sophomore @ Bergen County Academies
Benjamin Chee – Sophomore @ Ridge High school
Daniel Shen – Sophomore @ Watchung Hills Regional High School

Welcome to our STEM for All mission! STEM for All is AiGoLearning’s way of giving back to the community, by offering free coding classes (to underrepresented audiences) to help groups at a disadvantage. In this talk you’ll get to learn more about the teens behind this operation and how your child can become one of us. We will discuss our goals with STEM for All and what our classes have to offer. Looking forward to seeing you and your HS kid there!

Enter Zoom Webinar 2

Dr. Wei Xie - Principal of Northeast Academy of Philadelphia

Why should students apply to top colleges? How should a student prepare for college applications? In this talk, Dr. Xie, the principal of Northeast Academic of Philadelphia will share a story about how his son got into Harvard University and present a thorough overview of the new trends in college applications, why a student should start college preparation as early as possible, and what matters to universities in college applications and the game rules in top schools’ admission processes. This talk aims to help the students and their parents turning anxieties into motivations and making their college dreams come true.

Enter Zoom Webinar 3

Annie Li [Treasurer of AIGoLearning] – Sophomore @ Bergen County Academies

How do I get into my dream college? 🤩 How is college life? 🏫  What are Top Tech companies really looking for? 👥 In this talk, we will have a panel of college students from top colleges, as they tell us about their experiences at college. Participants will be able to ask them all types of questions. The panelists will talk about their experiences from both before and during the pandemic. In addition, most of our panelists specialize or have some relation to computer science!

Enter Zoom Webinar 4

Discord: This is the primary way that communication will be done between the organizers and the students. Discord is also where the links to judging, mini-lessons, and other resources will be located! Make sure to tell your kids to join the discord server: https://discord.gg/gpt8hFek86

Fun activities: Besides working on their projects, attending workshops, there will also be a variety of fun activities. Join discord server to find out.



Rewarded to the top projects


Most Creative
Rising Star
Best design


Rewarded to students that either barely miss an award or whose project judges want to highlight


Arduino Kit
Gaming Mouse
Gaming Headphones

FutureHacks Four 2022 Workshop, April 8-10

- Link to Schedule

Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack

Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack


Link to join workshop Meeting ID: 830 019 1280 - Passcode: futurehack

Participate in Group

Yes! If you already have a group in mind, make sure all members register for the hackathon and have a method of communication. Your group can have as little as 2 people and no more than 4.

Don’t worry! If you want to work with a group and don’t have one, we will be helping participants find groups in the discord server.

There is a text channel on discord where you can look for a group. Additionally, we will have a role for those who are seeking a group. From there, you can send a message to them privately and then send them a friend request. Once you have a group of up to 4 members, you can create a group DM and add your group members.


We will be holding one workshop per programming language throughout the hackathon, plus a special workshop to help prepare participants for their presentation to judges. Specific times are located in the workshops tab

Workshops will cover scratch, scratch: game design, scratch + AI, python, python + AI, java, and crafting a pitch for judges. These will require little to no prior knowledge and introduce important concepts to the respective programming languages.

If you are on our discord server, we will be posting the zoom link 15 minutes before the lessons begin. All you have to do is join. There will be no class limit so you don’t have to reserve a spot. If you are not on our discord server, we will be sending out a google form at least 30 minutes in advance for you to sign up. Once you do, the zoom links will be sent to you and you will be able to join


You will be presenting to a panel of judges. They will be grading your project based upon this rubric. Groups will have 5 minutes to present and another 5 minutes for questions from the judges.

We will be using devpost for project submissions. Once you have created an account, join our competition page to submit your project.

Unfortunately not. Participants are only allowed to submit one project and can only work in one group.

Please contact us 24 hours before projects are due. If you don’t, we will assume you are in eastern time zone and will randomly assign you a time.

Each member of the group will receive the prize.


Email: contact@futurehacks.net