Hacklarious! Take a break from serious projects and build something silly!

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

MLH Swag + Snap Spectacles

Second Overall

MLH Swag + YubiKey Security Key

Third Overall

MLH Swag + Casio Calculator Watch

Longest Tech Stack

Implement the most APIs and technologies into a single hack. All need to be used for a purpose. Even if a silly purpose.

Each winning team member will receive: AUKEY Wi-Fi Smart Plug 4-Pack

Best Demo Video

Our favorite/The funniest/The most Hacklarious demo video submitted to Devpost will get some special recognition. Videos longer than 2 minutes will not be eligible for this prize.

Each winning team member will receive: JBL Go 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key

Build a hardware hack with what you have at home or use emulators to simulate hardware for your hack. The best project will receive Raspberry Pi Starter Kits for each team member.

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

Patrick Flor

Patrick Flor
Platter.dev

Jesslyn Tannady

Jesslyn Tannady

Diana Navarro

Diana Navarro

Carlin Au

Carlin Au
Audible

Doug Rudolph

Doug Rudolph

Lisa Vu

Lisa Vu
TechTogether

Luis Ocampo

Luis Ocampo
PickHacks

Richard Murby

Richard Murby
Devpost

Kyle Suero

Kyle Suero
Hackathon Mentors / MLH

Qasim Abbas

Qasim Abbas
SimpleSnippet Inc

Sanjana Chowdhury

Sanjana Chowdhury
Bitcamp

Heather Huynh

Heather Huynh

Will Russell

Will Russell
Hack Quarantine / MLH

Allen Cheng

Allen Cheng

Elli Ugot

Elli Ugot
Technica / Bitcamp

Rick Nassar

Rick Nassar
Growth State

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • 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?
  • 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? What kind of projects have they worked on before?