MLH is teaming up with GitHub All-In to run a hacker for all hackers - regardless of where you're at in the world - who come from an underrepresented group in tech.
This special edition event will feature new prize categories and the chance to meet and network with hackers from GitHub All In.
At this 24-hour hackathon, we're challenging you to build hacks to serve your community, innovate creative technological solutions, and more! Whether this is your first hackathon or your hundredth, we want you to join us for this beginner-friendly event!
We are hosting another hackathon this weekend which is APAC timezone friendly. Irrespective of where you are hacking from, we encourage you to checkout: Hack Battle: Mobile vs Web.
- 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 Hardware 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 must match.
- Your demo 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 Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
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 Use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!
Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!
Best Hack that serves your Community! (US only)
Do you love to use your skills for the greater good? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Show the world how technology can be used to make a real difference and stand a chance to $50 gift cards!
Best Beginner Hack! (US only)
Build your first hack with us this weekend. This prize is awarded to the best team comprised of at least 50% first time hackers.
The best team of beginner hackers win $50 gift cards!
Most Innovative Solution! (US only)
Use your creativity, originality, and the ability to think outside the box to build an innovative solution this weekend! The winning hack will be one that pushes boundaries and bring something truly unique to the table.
Stand a chance to win $50 gift cards this weekend!
Best UI/UX! (US only)
Do you have an eye for design? Are you always on the lookout for ways to make user interfaces more intuitive and delightful? Then this is the prize category for you!
Whether you're designing a mobile app, a web platform, or something completely new, we want to see your creative genius in action!
Stand a chance to win $50 gift cards this weekend!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
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?
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"?