Welcome to HackAlphaX!

Looking for a place to learn something new, and explore your passions in Computer Science? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Your journey in coding begins right now!

About Us

Interested in learning more about us? Well, we’re here to:

  • Educate those who need the help.
  • Motivate you to become the best version of yourself.
  • Inspire everyone with groundbreaking ideas you create!

HackAlphaX is an organization created in August of 2020, by a group of Freshmen in high-school! We are here to break the age barrier in coding, allowing for more people to become involved in all kinds of coding. We assure you your journey here with us will help you grow!

Our Hackathon

Wait, aren’t you guys the ones from NextStep Hacks?

Indeed, yes we are! We created NextStep, and it was an instant success! Needless to say, many of us were inspired by the number of people that showed up!

  • 01 What is NextStep Hacks?

    NextStep is an annual hackathon that occurs every year! Students from all over the world from the ages 10 - 21 participate in a global hackathon striving to achieve something for the betterment of society!

  • This years NextStep Hacks is scheduled for Thanksgiving Break, during November 26th - 28th. We'll have Public Voting until the 29th, and results will be announced on December 1st!

  • We had about 350 participants join us last year! We had a bunch of prizes, and a lot of workshops that everyone enjoyed! It ranged anywhere from Intro to JavaScript all the way to building a website!

  • We gave away prizes to a lot of projects last year! We had the 3 Best Projects, a Runner Up (4th Place), and even the Top 15 Projects! You can find the Top 3 and our Runner Up Here

 

Winners

What were the winning projects last year?

Intelligence

VR Physics Lab - Immersive learning


 First Place

Career Guru

Kickstart your professional journey today!


 Second Place

PollCOVID

Rate any location by it's adherence to COVID-19 Prevention measures, and help prevent COVID-19!


 Third Place

LFTP.org

A web community that will fight against COVID for good


 Runner Up

Register for the 2021 Hackathon!

Register Now, and join a community of coders all working to create something for the betterment of humanity!

NextStep Hacks 2021 will take place from November 26th - 28th, so sign up now!

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn't here,

Contact Us!
  • What is a hackathon?

    You can think of a hackathon in two ways. A timed coding challenge, or a fun weekend-long virtual gathering where teams challenge themselves to learn and build unique and thoughtful applications for the greater good. We here prefer the second definition :)

  • Yes, hacking is illegal! But hackathons aren't places where you hack. In the context of a hackathon, "hacking" is to work with a team and code together an amazing project (website/app/script/bot), not going into computers for unauthorized data!

  • As we said, hackathons are very beginner-friendly. We will have tons of workshops, mentors, and tutorials/references for you to learn from! The main goal of a hackathon is to learn something new and explore your passions, not specifically to win a prize (although prizes are super cool to win).

  • Workshops will likely be hosted on Zoom Meetings, YouTube livestreams, or in a Stage in our Discord Server. You can find the links to these workshops on your hacker dashboard! Most workshops will be recorded, and you can view these later on our YouTube Channel! All of our ceremonies will also premiere on our YouTube Channel, so keep an eye out!

  • Yes you will! You can find these announcements and reminders in many places: On your Hacker Dashboard, an Announcement on Discord, or an email if you signed up for our mailing list.

  • To submit a web or app project, you will need: 1) A public repository on GitHub with all your code, 2) A presentation video (max 5 minutes) that talks about your project and includes a demo of it working, and 3) A fancy README file (you can use the sample that Devpost provides to get a headstart!). If you are submitting an idea, all you need is the README. Your entire project needs to be submitted on our Devpost before the deadline!

  • First, you should register Here to get access to your hacker dashboard. Then, you should fill out as many of the specialized forms as you want! After that, go on to our Devpost and register there. Make sure to join our Discord too! Finally, find yourself an amazing team (but keep it to yourself - you only need to register as a team when submitting your project!)

Our Team

All of us take care of different things to ensure HackAlphaX and NextStep Hacks runs smoothly!

Aditya Kirubakaran

Founder
Executive Director

I am the Founder and CEO of HackAlphaX, the organization running NextStep Hacks! It’s so awesome to have you guys with us!

Krishnan Shankar

Operations Lead
Technical Lead

Welcome! I mainly take care of operations during the hackathon, to make sure everything runs smoothly. I also manage everything technical, including this website!

Keshav Majithia

Financial Lead

It's so great to have you here! I manage the spine of this hackathon, sponsors and finances. I am a diehard fan of GTA San Andreas and I love Big Smoke!

Samanyu Bansal

Growth Lead

Hi, my name is Samanyu Bansal. I love playing sports outside and making connections with people. I pretty much just want to enjoy life to the fullest!

Contact

If you want to ask us any questions, report any issues, or just have a good time, feel free to contact us by email or Discord! You can also use the contact form below to reach out to us. Happy Hacking!

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