This 24-hour hackathon will bring students together from the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD) for the purpose of collaborative computer programming and learning.


FRHSD is located in Western Monmouth County, NJ and approximately 11,400 students are educated in six high schools. The schools include Manalapan, Colts Neck, Marlboro, Freehold Boro, Freehold Township, and Howell. More than 87 percent of our students pursue higher education, including the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation.


All high school students from the Freehold Regional High School District are able to participate.


Teams will be recognized for Hacks of Distinction (and other opt-in prizes) and will be judged based on the criteria in the scoring rubric (see page 6). Please keep in mind that while we will be recognizing “Hacks of Distinction” and some other awards, HackFree is more about creating, having fun, and being awesome. With that noted, here are the procedures for getting judged.

  1. Create a fun and inventive team name.
  2. Design a Hack that adheres to the scoring rubric.
  3. Upload your project to Devpost.
  4. As you near completion of your team’s Hack, create a 2-3 minute
    presentation/pitch for the judges.
  5. Make sure that your Hack, your Devpost submissions, and your
    presentation are all ready to go by 10:00 am on Sunday, January 15th.

If you have any questions at all about the submissions and judging process please see a member of the Event Staff or the Leadership Team.

Hackathon Sponsors


Hack of Distinction (9)


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Rutgers Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists

Rutgers Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists

Judging Criteria

  • Problem
    How relevant is the real world problem or opportunity? How interesting or difficult is the problem to resolve functionally and/or technically? Is someone else currently solving the problem out in the real world?
  • Innovation/Awesomeness
    Does the application approach a new problem, or look at an old problem in a new way? Does it impact a large number of people very broadly, or impact a smaller number of people very deeply?
  • Viability
    Is the application/product technically viable and marketplace viable? Would people use this product? Does the product have a realistic application in the future and/or in the present?
  • Does it work?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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