This weekend is all about building hacks for socials. Support influencers and small businesses by creating projects for marketing and personal branding or go big by creating your own social media platform! Join us for an incredible celebration of hacking, mini-events, and workshops!
These events are open to all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers. While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. As always, build whatever you'd like!
Fire 7 tablet + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
This weekend build hacks to help content creators and social media influencers. Think of innovative solutions that help them get started and create an impact. Our favorite team will take home Selfie Ring Lights and MLH Swag for each team member.
Best Social Media Hack
For this category, we would love to see projects enhancing social media platforms. What's your idea of sharing content?
Whether you build a new social platform for corgis or build something you feel is missing from our current platforms, we can't wait to see your incredible hacks. The winning team takes home Fujifilm Instax Cameras and MLH Swag.
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 (2)
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 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 for you and your team!
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 each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!
Best Forem Community
Forem is open source software that allows you to self-host your own online community – on your terms. Their freely-available setup instructions will help you sharpen your sysadmin skills and once you’re up-and-running, you can put on your UX hat to customize your new space and welcome members however you like. Forem’s challenge to you? Spin up a new self-hosted Forem community using their instructions and make the space your own. Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 credit to the DEV Shop. In addition, each of you will receive a unique DEV profile badge just for your participation.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- 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.
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"?