It's our birthday, which means double the celebration, double the fun. Let's hack on projects that define your hacker journey. Build creative hacks that empower you to do more and celebrate our birthday this weekend with us.
As always, we'll be running mini-events, workshops, and more to keep you entertained. 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 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.
Fire 7 tablet + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
Your First Hackathon Birthday!
If at least 50% of your team is first-time hackers, happy hackathon birthday. To celebrate our beginner teams, you're automatically eligible for this prize category.
Our favorite team will take home Fujifilm Instax Cameras for each team member.
Best Hack for Hackers
We want you to build something that helps more people become hackers or become better hackers if they already are. We'd love to see projects that educate or assist your fellow community members. The winning team will receive Snaptain s5C drones.
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 located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.
Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!
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.
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 DataStax Astra
Apache Cassandra is one of the most widely used database technologies in modern computing with a proven track record of scalability. Just ask Apple, Netflix and eBay. Build a hack using DataStax Astra’s Cassandra-made-easy service and gain in-demand skills along with a chance to win Blue Snowball Microphones for you and your whole team. It’s easy to sign up with 5GB free and no credit card needed. Start becoming a Cassandra expert today!
Best Use of Jina
Jina is an open-source search framework that makes building AI-powered search applications even easier for hackers. Create search functionality that matches all kinds of data, including text, images, video & more! Hack with Jina for a chance to win Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kits, LHD Fanny Pack, and Hackcon Ducky Tees for you and your team!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
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?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
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"?