Calling all NA/EU Hackers!
It's that time of year again to be thankful and give back to the wonderful community of hackers that helped you learn and grow. Join us for a celebration of gratitude this weekend at this hackathon! We are back again to see your amazing hacks come to life and we can't wait to see what you build.
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!
If you're from the APAC region, we'd love for you to join another one of our amazing hackathons which are more time-friendly for your region: Thehacktrical 2
Happy hacking, folks!
- 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 CorgiHacks."
- You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost.
- Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration on MLH's event page.
- Your email on both platforms must match.
- Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon.
- We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this.
- You can no longer submit project that include prior work. In the past we allowed you to continuing work on an old project.
JBL Go Speaker + MLH Season Tee + MLH Fellowship Fast Track
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Season Tee + MLH Fellowship Fast Track
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Season Tee + MLH Fellowship Fast Track
Best Community Hack
Help your neighborhood this weekend. Join your fellow hackers to do something for the community. It's time to extend our gratitude by helping out and empowering local groups. The winning team gets to donate $50 each (a max of $200 per team) to the charity of their choice.
Best Social Good Hack
Create the most socially conscious hack for the greater good. Tackle problems and build solutions for social good to get a chance to win Monopoly kits!
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 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 Use of DeSo
DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, build a hack that uses the DeSo API. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. To get started, sign up for a DiamondApp account, make a post tagging @deso with both your event hashtag & #MLH. The DeSo team will then send you even more $DESO coin to build your hackathon project! On top of that, the team with the Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!
Best Use of NLP with Cohere
Cohere makes Natural Language Processing easy to do with their ready to use online platform. Simply sign-up, claim your free $75 credit, no credit card required, and start training your very own language model directly on the web! You and your teammates can each win a Arduino Starter Kit by using Cohere in your next hack. Wondering what to build? Cohere is great for text and content generation, text-based search, predictive text and so much more. Check out our software & learn pages for more details!
Best Use of Velo by Wix
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"?