Happy New Year Hackers!! Let's celebrate and kick-off 2021 by creating awesome hacks!

 

Happy New Year Hackers!! What better way to start 2021 than joining us for a fun weekend of New Year celebrations, hacking, mini-events, workshops, and more! Let's kick off this year and build awesome hacks together.

While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. As always, build whatever you'd like!

 

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Prizes

First Overall

Google Nest Hub + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Casio Calculator Watch + MLH Swag

Most Innovative Hack

Get creative, think out of the box, and be innovative with your hacks to win Smart Power Plugs. This is a chance to have fun and build something incredible.

New Year New Hacker

2021 is here and if you haven't already, participate in your first hackathon this weekend. Our best team of beginners will take home Arduino Starter Kits to continue hacking on at future events.

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. Based on location, each winning team member will receive either a Google Tote Bag Package including a Google trophy, pillow, beanie & socks or, if based outside of the US, a 1 hour mentoring session with a Google engineer.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online 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 & Domain.com Backpack

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

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.

Most Creative Radar.io Hack

Build the most creative hack using Radar's SDKs and APIs for geofencing, location search, and geocoding. Some ideas for location-aware projects include: a delivery tracker, campus building locator, and a Find my Friends clone. Winning team members will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professionals are also welcome to join us. 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.

Requirements

  • 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. 

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

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?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
  • 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?
  • 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"?