Calling all NA/EU Hackers!
Pac-Man, Tetris, Space Invaders! Who doesn't love these classic arcade games? Join us for a fun weekend of hacking and gaming. Whether you want to recreate an old classic or spin up a brand new game, this event is for you to build incredible hacks.
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: Neighborhood Hacks 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 Video Game Remix
Recreate an old classic arcade game this weekend. Whether you love Pac-man or are a die-hard fan of Dungeons and Dragons, recreate a game that excites you the most. The Best Video Game in this category wins Smart Power Plugs, Mini Retro Tetris Arcade, MLH Swag.
Best Player One
Your First Hackathon? Don't worry, we got you covered. Build your first gaming hack this weekend and get a chance to win this prize. You can also leverage our hackathon starter kits by visiting hackp.ac/learn.
The Best Player One gets Fuji Film Instax Camera, Mini Retro Tetris Arcade, MLH Swag. Your team must be at least 50% first-time hackers to be eligible to win!
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.
Most Creative Use of GitHub
GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!
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 Auth0
Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a 12oz tumbler, Rubik's Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!
Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!
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"?