Note: In order to sign up for Everest, you must RSVP on Jumpstart here. You will receive instructions to join our Slack for further instructions to your email.

About Everest

Everest is a qualifying event for Pinnacle (the Olympics of Hackathons). Everest is a virtual hackathon, with a loose prompt that is revealed at the opening ceremony. For 3 days, work with a team of peers to create a product, and in the process, learn valuable skills that will transfer over to your career. All backgrounds welcome!

About Pinnacle

We're re-defining what it means to "win a hackathon". Pinnacle, dubbed "the Olympics of Hackathons", brings together 200 hackathon winners representing 50 collegiate hackathons for an epic tournament-styled event in late 2021.

Interested in participating? Stay tuned on Pinnacle's Jumpstart page, where we'll post more info about qualifying events.


Any student in high school or college is eligible to participate. If you graduated from college within the last year, you are also able to participate.

All backgrounds are welcome, regardless of coding experience.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,000 in prizes

Everest Winner

- $250 for each member of the winning team
- Tickets to Pinnacle 2021 for each member of the winning team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Adam Williams

Adam Williams
Cofounder @ MHacks

Samuel Chan

Samuel Chan
Director HackDuke 2019

Akshara Anand

Akshara Anand
Director HackDuke 2020

Michelle Zhang

Michelle Zhang
Director HackDuke 2020

Judging Criteria

  • Technical ability (50%)
  • Creativity (25%)
  • Impact (10%)
  • Presentation (10%)
  • Following Prompt (5%)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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