We are back again with the coolest camp of the year! Pack your camping gear (joking!) and get ready to build hacks that help protect our environment or celebrate the outdoors.
This event was the largest we ever had, and this year it's just gonna get better. So get ready to spend your weekend hacking and learning! 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!
JBL Go Speaker + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
Most Outdoorsy Hack
Build a hack that celebrates the outdoors! Our favorite on-theme project will win Eno Camping Hammocks for each team member.
Best Hack for Sustainability
Build something that protects our environment and tackles issues of sustainability. Winners will receive Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Machine 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 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 Web Monetization Project
Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank-you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! The possibilities are endless. Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker - PowerCore Quick Charge Portable Charger, exclusive Coil pin and a $60 coil credit redemption card! Bonus points for originality and creativity!
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! Please note: the majority of your team members must be located in the United States to qualify.
Best Lifestyle Improvement Hack for Drivers powered by Ford
Ford is challenging you to change the way drivers experience the road. From safety, navigation, fuel emissions or comfort, build a hack that improves the way we travel. Whether your focus is on building features like hands free mirror adjustment or crafting more efficient trips by improving navigation, we’re excited to see the types of innovative solutions you and your team come up with. As an added bonus, Ford is giving each winning team member a $100 credit to the Ford store, usable towards a huge collection of amazing swag including sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, stickers and so much more!
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"?