September 17 - 19, 2021
Online, Worldwide!

HackWise is a non-profit, free online hackathon organised by students for students (ages 12 - 19) who are passionate about programming and how it can make the world a better place. Our goal is to encourage discussions and inspire a range of unique and innovative projects to help advance the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year we give hackers 3 SDGs to develop a solution to one or more of them!

This year, HackWise will be online, therefore anyone around the world can join, no matter your skills! Our hackathon will contain workshops, ranging from beginner-level to more advanced concepts, and Tech Talks for all to learn more and advance their skills! We also will host a series of mini-events to further engage hackers!

Hackers will work in groups of 2 - 5 to develop solutions to one or more of our three tracks, which will be revealed during our opening ceremony! Don't have a group? We'll help you find one during the week of the event. Be sure to register now here! Deadline for registrations are 3rd December, 2020.

The prizes can be found on our Devpost!

Make sure to check our FAQs for more information!

When: September 17 - 19, 2021

Where: Online, Worldwide


*Schedule is subject to change*

On Friday, the 17th of September, we will release the full brief, and hackers can start working on their projects! Below we have key times to look out for, including timings for the mini-events, workshops, submissions deadline, etc.

Please note that all timings below are in GMT +8:00!


Monique Therese Cheng

Lead Organizer

Suhani Mathur

Head of Marketing

Rithika James

Head of Hacker Experience

Alex Behar

Co-Head of Mini-Challenges

Siddhant Jain

Co-Head of Mini-Challenges


Here are some of our most frequently asked questions!

Online hackathons are very similar to in-person hackathons! You will have the opportunity to meet others, attend workshops and mentor sessions, and win some great prizes! However, you will be able to do this all at the comfort of your own home! Furthermore, being online, this hackathon is worldwide, meaning you will get to meet enthusiastic programmers from all over the world!

No. This hackathon is completely free for everyone!

Registrations open August, 2021. However, you can still submit our pre-registration form to be instantly notified when they do!

This hackathon is open to anyone between the ages 12-18! Since this is a virtual hackathon, students from anywhere in the world are free to join.

Teams should have between 2 - 5 members in the same age category (Under 15 & Under 18). If you don't have a team yet, don't worry, we can easily help you find one closer to the event!

Of course! If you don’t have a team we will help you find one closer to the event.

No! This year, HackWise will be offering some beginner workshops for beginners to learn the basics of programming! Think of the event as an opportunity to learn a new skill.

Our terms and conditions are on the document here. We also have a code of conduct, which you can also take a look at here. Before registering, you must agree and follow our terms and code of conduct or you risk being disqualified.


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