Welcome to Hyper
Hyper is a 24-hour event where 350 high schoolers will come from San Antonio and Austin to compete in South Texas’ first coding competition. We’ll provide workshops, mentorship, free meals and drinks, and places to sleep. You’ll compete in a team of 4 and solve quests. Get points, beat others. The next morning, we’ll find out who wins.
Made for all
Lots of fun
Hyper is NOT a hackathon
Hyper is a challenge. Hyper was not made for the experts and was not made for the beginners. It was made for all. You’ll be tasked with a number of quests each representing this year’s theme: space. Solve them and the leading team takes control of the hill. Every 2 hours you keep the lead, you’ll get a point.
*Beginner quests won't be invalidated however.
Is it free?
It is 100% free. Registration, attendance, meals, drinks, swag, and workshops included. We'll even reimburse some of you for travel costs (with receipts).
Is there an age limit?
You must be entering high school or just leaving high school, so that’s grades 8-12. Email us if you don’t fit those age limits, and we’ll see what we can do!
Can beginners join?
Don’t worry, you can still win AirPods Pros for your team! We expect beginners so we got a team of mentors and created a series of workshops to get you started!
Are there any pre-requisites?
There are no pre-requisites! If you already know a coding language, click on this box, and we’ll show you a list of coding languages we know can solve these challenges.
How do teams work?
To make it fair, we’ll randomly generate teams with people at equal coding levels. Since this happens at the competition, you’re guaranteed a partner.
Can I be by myself?
Currently looking in the rulebook... yep! You can totally be by yourself, but we’ve found when testing, it’s difficult to do these quests by yourself within the time.
What should I bring?
Your computer, student ID, chargers, your thinking brain (trust us, you won’t be able to do quests without them), toiletries, and a sleeping bag (power naps, not a sleepover).
Where can I practice?
Ya we were a bit vague. Typically at hackathons like SoHacks, you’d be sleeping on the couches, beanbags, or benches. If you bring a sleeping bag, you can also sleep on the floor. The second floor of the building will be dark after 2am.
Do I drop my student off?
Yep! Come at or before registration time, and drop your kid off. We’ll give you our number day-of in case you need to contact us immediately. You’ll be able to stay until quests start. That’s 1pm.
We’ve got campus police surrounding the entire building day-of and all night, and the building is locked from both sides. We can’t exit, and they can’t enter (unless they’re police of course).
What about COVID Risk?
If the pandemic is not over by September, then we’ll move on over to a different date and let y’all know. We’ll start only when the CDC tells us it’s safe to have this event.
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Center for the Sciences and Innovation
E Hollywood Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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