Surprise us with some awesome hacks this weekend! We can't wait to see what you put together.

Hosted by MLH Hackathons take place each weekend on the MLH Community Discord. Every weekend, we have a different theme in place to inspire you and motivate you to think outside the box for your project. Come back here soon to see what we've cooked up for the weekend!

Regardless of our hackathon's theme, you can always expect a packed schedule with a blend of friendly, instructive technical sessions and fun mini-events. Our events start at 10:00 AM ET on Fridays and end on Sundays around 1:00 PM ET.

 

Our top teams get to walk off with unique prizes each week plus stickers, MLH + Capital One Season Tees (and masks!), and the highly coveted MLH Winner Pins. Everyone who properly registers for the event, will earn an envelope from MLH that contains; a thank you post card, MLH stickers, and a season mask!

 

This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professionals are also welcome to join us. Students can include high school students, university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships.

 

Happy hacking!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

Our first place team will take home Fire 7 Tablets, MLH Winner Pins, MLH & Capital One Ellie Season Tee, MLH & Capital One Ellie Face Mask, and MLH Stickers.

Second Overall

Our second place team will take home Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds, MLH Winner Pins, MLH & Capital One Ellie Season Tee, MLH & Capital One Ellie Face Mask, and MLH Stickers.

Third Overall

Our third place team will take home Anker PowerCore Portable Chargers, MLH Winner Pins, MLH & Capital One Ellie Season Tee, MLH & Capital One Ellie Face Mask, and MLH Stickers.

Surprise Us Hack

Make something truly unexpected this weekend! Our favorite on theme hack will take home Smart Power Plugs, MLH & Capital One Ellie Season Tee, MLH & Capital One Ellie Face Mask, and MLH Stickers!

Best Demo

Hacking isn't all it takes to win a hackathon. Our favorite demo video (under 2 minutes!) will win Mini Espresso Machines, MLH & Capital One Ellie Season Tee, MLH & Capital One Ellie Face Mask, and MLH Stickers!

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

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 Linode

Use any one of Linode's wide array of cloud products and take your hack to the next level! Whether you're looking for data storage, compute power or hosting, Linode has what you need and the complimentary credits to get you started. Sign up and start hacking for your chance to win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professionals are also welcome to join us. Students can include high school students, university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships.

As per our Code of Conduct, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age.

Requirements

  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon. 

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Technology
    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"?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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