Hello, Designers & Developers!
Join us for this unique hackathon where designers and developers collaborate to create incredible hacks!
We will be running a fun, activity-filled, open-themed digital hackathon. These events are open to all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers. Please build whatever you'd like and focus on having fun!
We are hosting another hackathon this weekend which is NA/EU timezone friendly. Irrespective of where you are hacking from, we encourage you to checkout: ClimateHacks
- 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 Hardware Hackfest."
- You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost.
- Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration and check-in on MLH's event page.
- Your email on all check in and registration platforms must match.
- Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon.
- We don't allow you to submit your project to other hackathons.
- You can no longer submit project that include prior work.
- There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.
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Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.
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!
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. As far as domain extensions are concerned, .design, .club, .compare, and .select are available among others! Remember to redeem your free 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 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 Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade
Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!
The Art of Delay Award
Loading screens can be pretty dull, but with a bit of creativity, they can become an addictive visual treat! At Design & Hack, we'd love to see designers and developers get together to create a fun & creative loading screen. Make sure send them across with your submissions as a response to the question "Link to the loading screens you worked on this weekend" on Devpost, for a chance to take home a bluetooth speaker!
Best Beginner Hack!
Build your first hack with us this weekend. This prize is awarded to the best team comprised of at least 50% first time hackers. Winners take home the best seller book - The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Adherence to Theme
Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?
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"?
Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?