Calling all NA/EU Hackers!

Join us for a weekend of building civic-themed hacks! Build projects that helps your local administration or residents during a fun and learning filled weekend!

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: HackFit 2

Happy hacking!

 

Requirements

  • 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.
  • There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

Blue Snowball Microphone + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Second Overall

Streaming Webcam + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Third Overall

Redragron Gaming Mouse + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Best Civic Hack

The hack that has the potential to have the most positive impact on the community (best on-theme) takes home Monopoly Kits + MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

People's Choice Award

It's your civic obligation to vote! This weekend, the hack that gets the most votes takes home Reusable Sticky Notes + MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

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 Use of Velo by Wix

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

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!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Originality
    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?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • 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"?

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