You don't have to be a coding whiz to be a hacker.

SET.Hacks() is a beginner-focused high school hackathon that empowers every student to start coding the future. With 20+ workshops, 40+ mentors and 6 guided learning tracks, our mission is to kickstart your journey into tech.

Over 3 days of pre-hackathon workshops and 48 hours of hacking, we'll equip you with everything you need on your mission. Regardless of your background or experience, we want to see your ideas and help you bring them to life!

Continuous round of hacker registrations is open at until August 15 @ 10:00 AM

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For judging, make sure you include the following in your submission:

  1. A 3-5 minute video pitch
    Make sure to explain what your project is, the impact of it and provide a demo of how it would be used! Some ideas might inlcude screen recording with a voiceover, creating a slide deck, recording it through Google meets or Zoom, or maybe even making a scripted skit. Get creative and show off your hard work!
  2. Github or code repository
    If you collaborated on Github, please link your code repository in your submission so that we can take a look!
  3. Your Devpost page
    Please fill in the rest of the details in your Devpost page which includes but is not limited to: the tech stack, the challenges you faced, what you've learned, etc. This is your chance to tell your story.

Congratulations on completing Spotify x SET.Hacks() 2021! Even if your project isn't finished and you've had hiccups along the way, we are incredibly proud of you for coming this far and we can't wait to see what you've built :)

Hackathon Sponsors


$18,156 in prizes

Best Overall / Persona #0 - First Place

Mini Projector
4 auto-acceptances to Hack the North, Canada's biggest hackathon

Best Overall / Persona #0 - Second Place

Portable Battery

Persona #1 (2)

First place:
Anker Soundcore 2 Speaker

Second place:
Netflix or Disney+ 3 Month Subscription

Persona #2 (2)

First place:
Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Second place:
Gaming Headset

Persona #3 (2)

First place:

Second place:
3D Drawing Pen

Best Use of the DCP API (3)

First place:
$500 CAD (per team) + Coffee chat with our CEO and CTO + Mentorship & credits to continue your projects

Second place:
$250 CAD (per team) + Coffee chat with our CEO and CTO + Mentorship & credits to continue your projects

Best Use of Qoom Platform - First Place

1-year Pro Plan package (one per team, $140 value) + Invitation to Qoom Creator Group ( + Feature on Qoom Project Gallery (

Top Overall 12 Teams (12)

Wolfram|One Personal Edition + a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Datacamp 1 year premium subscription

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:



Judging Criteria

  • Effectiveness of solution
    Was the solution effective in its' nature?
  • Originality
    What level of originality does the solution posses?
  • Feasibility
    Was the solution's design feasible – to what extent can nations properly implement the product?
  • Complexity
    What was the technical complexity of solution?
  • Design thinking & Creativity
    How effectively were design thinking and creative processes implemented?
  • Presentation
    Did the group present their project with clarity and confidence in the video?

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