Quellie Hacks

Quellie Hacks is a high school hackathon in which students can participate and gain first hand experience of the world of programming.


Quellie Hacks is one of Michigan’s largest high school student hackathons in which students from all around the world can participate and gain first hand experience of the world of programming. A jam-packed 24 hour event, all participants get the opportunity to learn from informational workshops, with topics ranging from basics of python, to machine learning quickstart, and get inspired by speakers. Students of all coding levels are welcome to attend, and we’ll have mentors and moderators available all the time, to guide them every step of the way.


Quellie is a 501(c)3 non-profit STEM organization that strives to mentor and educate students from around the world about the basics of STEM. By partnering with local businesses, organizations, and schools, Quellie provides the best educational resources for people looking to kickstart their STEM careers. In our fight to close the gender gap and end discrimination, particularly in underrepresented populations, we’ve decided to make this year’s hackathon’s theme “Empowering Them”. Our hackers will focus on building projects for social good, and create an impact in the world around us.



Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • political views
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack of
  • computing experience or lack of
  • chosen programming language or tech stack

We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, this includes the following.

  • hacks
  • talks, presentations, or demos
  • workshops
  • any parties associated to the hackathon
  • social media
  • any other online media



$19,255 in prizes

Overall First Place

$100 Amazon Gift Card
$50 AoPS Gift Card

Overall Second Place

Google Home Mini
$25 Amazon Gift Card
$50 AoPS Gift Card

Overall Third Place

MSI Gaming Mouse
$15 Amazon Gift Card
$80 Gift Card for No Starch Press eBooks

Hardware prize

GAR Monster Starter Kit for Arduino

Best Web App with Qoom

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

All Participants (100)

One month free access to *all* business features of EchoAR
One month free access to business features of 1password
Three month starter plan for Qoom
One month free access to hacker plan on
One year free Taskade unlimited plan
20% all No Starch Press Purchases

Anyone project who participates in the hackathon is eligible.



Jinming Xu

Jinming Xu
Senior Engineer at GM



  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Complexity