This weekend is all about getting back to the basics of hacking. Learn from your mistakes and dust up your old projects to fix them up with creative solutions. Use new technologies and learn new things this weekend to build something incredible. Experiment with something you've never tried and take risks. We can't wait to see what you build with an open-ended theme.
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.
JBL Go Speaker + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
Best Incomplete Hack
Build ambitious on-theme hacks this weekend and submit to this category even if it's incomplete. The aim is to try new technologies and learn something awesome. The best on-theme incomplete hack wins Smart Power Plugs and MLH Swag
Best MVP Hack
Ship something awesome this weekend if you're a beginner. The best hacks with most potential for future improvements is the hack that wins this category. Winners get Instax Fujifilm 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.
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 web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!
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 Linode Cloud
Use any one of Linode's wide array of cloud products and take your hack to the next level! Whether you're looking for data storage, compute power or hosting, Linode has what you need and the complimentary credits to get you started. Sign up and start hacking for your chance to win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.
Best Space App powered by Space Force
The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!
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 US residents that submit CockroachDB enabled projects will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!
SAP iXp Intern’s eXplorer Prize
Use your x-factor skills to take some risks and imagine a solution to a problem that we’re facing at SAP, in your own communities, or in the world.
We are judging based on the following criteria, so make sure that you explain in your pitch anything that the judges can’t ‘see’:
Imagination / Vision: what was the idea, the problem tackled
Collaboration: how did you work together, and rely on each other’s skills and ideas.
Innovation: what new technologies did you try for this hacking, I.e. new to your team!
Fail forward: What did you learn during this hacking that you would adapt to take this project further or in new directions?
Design: UX is important to drive adoption. How desirable is your project to your potential users?
Function: How well does the prototype / idea work?
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?
Adherence to Theme
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"?