Don your capes and masks! We hope you're ready for a weekend of superheroes and saving the day at HeroHacks.

Don your capes and masks! We hope you're ready for a weekend of superheroes and saving the day at HeroHacks. We'll have 48 hours of mini-events, workshops, and hacking themed around saving the day. We'd love you to build whatever you want to this weekend, don't feel limited by our theme. It's here for inspiration.

 

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Prizes

First Overall

Echo Show 5 prize + Hero Capes + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds prize + Hero Capes + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Casio Calculator Watch prize + Hero Capes + MLH Swag

Emerging Heroes Hack

This is for the newbies, we're looking for the rookie heroes taking the lead and swooping in to save the world. Together they embark on winning this category under the guidance of experienced superheroes. It's their turn to take the legacy forward. The team made up of at least 50% first-time hackers with our favorite project will take home Arduino Starter Kits, Hero Capes and MLH Swag.

Hometown Hero Hack

This weekend the most innovative hack that helps your local community and saves it from the villains wins Echo Dots, Hero Capes and MLH Swag. It's time for the hometown heroes to buckle up, don their capes and build something awesome!

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 Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

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 will receive a Google Nest Mini.

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, who are students at the time of the hackathon or who have graduated within the last 12 months. 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. 
  • 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"?