What is FuturistFest 2021?

FuturistFest 2021 was inspired by the rapid influx of global tech advancements and wanted to provide an opportunity for people to become a part of such social innovation. This international event is open to those aged 13+, of all genders, and participants can enter in groups of 1-4. We will also be providing workshops so this hackathon is beginner-friendly!

This hackathon is a little different, in that participants can submit their program any time within the designated hackathon running period. 

We provide workshops FOR FREE!. NO CODING EXPERIENCE is required for this VIRTUAL hackathon. Therefore, if you're a beginner and would like to learn more about the art of coding then sign up!

Our Prompt:

"The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of imagination"The Mythical Man-month by Fred Brooks.

This year, FuturistFest invites you to become the programmer. Choose one of the following social issues to work on, and let your creativity lead the way:

(1) Education (2) Environment (3) Inequality (4) Healthcare


Anyone at least the age of 13 can sign up. All you need is a passion for programming and for improving the world!

Our Workshops can be found here:


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We can't wait to see your amazing projects!


Note: For any prizes that require shipping, participants outside of Thailand will have to pay for shipping.


Participants must submit a presentation with 5 slides max. Other than this, participants must submit a link to a demo or a link showing the prototype. Moreover, participants should submit a link to the code they used. Their code will be used to judge the coding elegance.

Hackathon Sponsors


$284,713 in prizes

First Place

- Overall winner certificate
- An unlimited lifetime upgrades from Taskade
- Sustainable products goodie bags from Mangrove Teens
- Swag bag from Figma
- $25 coupon from AoPS
- One free year of egghead from egghead.io
- free 1-year subscription licenses of Axure RP Team Edition

Second Place

- Second place certificate
- Sustainable products goodie bags from Mangrove Teens
- Swag bag from Figma
- $25 coupon from AoPS
- One free year of egghead from egghead.io

Third Place

- Third place certificate
- Sustainable products goodie bags from Mangrove Teens
- Swag bag from Figma
- $25 coupon from AoPS
- One free year of egghead from egghead.io

Participants (599)

- All participants will receive a certificate from FuturistFest 2021.
- 2 months unlimited upgrade from Taskade
- 1-month FREE access to all Business Plan features of the echoAR platform, a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR/VR apps and experiences
- Figma Professional plan for free for 6 months
- 3-month Starter Plan from QOOM
- 1 free month of our hacker plan from Repl.it
- Full-course from Interview cake for a 30-days period.
- 1-year domain to hone your skills creating websites from .xyz
- 20% discount code from Rosenfeld Media
- BONUS PRIZE: First 6 participants that submit to Futurism Magazine (www.futurismmagazine.com) will get 1 FREE year of Egghead (https://egghead.io/) valued at $250

Notable Mentions (5)

-Notable mentions will receive special certificates.

Most Sustainable

- Sustainable products goodie bags from Mangrove Teens
- Certificate

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Asst. Prof Orathai Sangpetch

Asst. Prof Orathai Sangpetch
Vice President of Research and Strategy at CMKL University, Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University

Mook Jittanat

Mook Jittanat
Senior Software Engineer at CMKL University

Chanisda (Dena) von der Luehe

Chanisda (Dena) von der Luehe
Founder of Stem Like Her. Created professional websites and apps for different NGOs.

Nikita Starichenko
professional software engineer with 7 years experience, engaged in software design, backend, frontend and database development, working on US market products.


I study CS at CUNY Hunter College. I was recently a product management intern @ Roblox. I've had 5 technical internships.

Carine Chang

Carine Chang
Carine is a UX/UI designer with experiences working in Malaysia's leading e-wallet company and venture design for startups.

Data scientist who has the zeal for not only tech but also to mentor/uplift students. Currently working as a Data Scientist/Analyst at Deloitte, she has a total of close to 2 years of experience with more than a year of experience in Data Science

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative/ innovative is your approach? Is the project novel and something that hasn't been attempted before, or is it an incremental improvement of something that already exists?
  • Technical accuracy
    Is your code correct? Does your project work? How elegant is the code? 
  • Real-world feasibility
    How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem? Will it inspire and help many or, few? Will it work in the real-world? How usable or user-friendly is the solution?
  • Story-Telling
    How well did the team communicate their project? Were they effective in telling the story of the project: the challenge, the solution, and why it's important?
  • Complexity
    How complex is the program? Is the project responsive to the challenge for which it was submitted? Is it a complete solution, or does it have a long way to go? 

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