At the annual conference, teams are given a real world based scenario to design a web based solution and then present to a team of judges. Teams have up to 4 weeks to complete part 1, and then 8 hours during the conference to complete part 2. This gives students an opportunity to learn to work as a team, task management, role definitions, troubleshooting and presentation skills. Judges score based on user web experience, presentation, and coding ability.
Teams also take a quiz based on basic common computer knowledge in areas such as hardware, software, number systems, graphical user interface, internet terminology, web design( HTML/ CSS) and BDPA general knowledge.
Each member of the top 3 teams is awarded The Dr. Jesse Bemley Scholarship. Dr Bemley is the founder of HSCC.