Hack at Home! The first MLH Summer League Hackathon

In an effort to better support the hacker community during these uncertain times, we are working to provide hackers with opportunities to Learn, Build, and Share from the comfort of their homes all summer long. We’ll be ensuring there’s a digital hackathon for the hacker community every weekend for the entire summer.

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Prizes

First Overall

Blue Snowball Microphone + MLH Winner Pins, Season Tees, and other Swag!

Second Overall

YubiKey Security Key + MLH Winner Pins, Season Tees, and other Swag!

Third Overall

Casio Calculator Watches + MLH Winner Pins, Season Tees, and other Swag!

Happy at Home Hack

Create a hack that helps folks stay happy at home! Your project could tackle at home productivity and entertainment or it could make working remotely easier and help you connect with friends and family remotely. Anything that helps make you or other Happy at Home.

Winners will receive a 3 Month Audible Subscription.

The Best Beginners' Hack

Our favorite project made by a team mostly of beginners will receive Arduino Starter Kits. Your team must be at least 50% first time hackers to be eligible to win!

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 Nest Mini.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

Facebook Spark AR Sticker Challenge

Create an Instagram filter using Facebook's Spark AR. Winner of the category will have their filter published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page.Winning stickers will get published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page.

Demo videos must also be submitted on Instagram. Tag @mlhacks, @sparkarcreators, and use #SparkARStickerChallenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world, who are students at the time of the hackathon or who have graduated within the last 12 months. 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.

 

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • 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"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • 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? For eg. If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.