Join us in celebrating the spirit of community and build something awesome for small businesses and local groups this weekend. Create innovative hacks that empower your society to do more!
Whether you build something on the theme or not, focus on having fun. While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. Please build whatever you'd like!
- We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
- Your code must be available in some sort of public repository.
- Your code and video must remain public post event if you want to continue being eligible for prizes. If your repo and video are not public we will select new winners.
- Your demo video must state the name of the hackathon at the beginning of the video.
- Ex. "Hey I'm Sam and this is my demo for AI Hackfest."
- You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost.
- Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration and check-in on MLH's event page.
- Your email on all check in and registration platforms (Devpost, check-in form & MLH's event page) must match.
- Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon.
- We don't allow you to submit your project to other hackathons.
- You can no longer submit project that include prior work.
- There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.
Blue Snowball Microphone
Redragron Gaming Mouse
Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.
Most Creative Use of GitHub
GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry [APAC Only]
GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.
Best Use of Hedera
- Build applications that never sleep using EVM compatible smart contract service.
- Say goodbye to cumbersome databases and hello to seamless scalability of Hedera Consensus Service. With no need for writing your own APIs your data is securely stored and easily retrieved.
Best Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade
Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!
Art & Culture Award
This award is for the team that builds the best hack that promotes the local art & culture. Winners take home writing tablets!
Best Data-Driven Hack
This award is to recognize the team that demonstrates the most effective and innovative use of data to create a positive impact within the neighborhood. Provide visualization and insights to address critical challenges, improve community well-being, and empower local residents. Winners take home laptop cleaning kit!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Adherence to Theme
Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?