Homecoming Season is here! It's time to join us for an event back home. We would love for experienced hackers to return back and join forces with beginner hackers for a homecoming themed event. This is an open-ended theme. Create winter-themed hacks for your visit back to hackathons. We're excited to see what you build!
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!
- 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.
JBL Go Speaker + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag
Create winter-themed hacks for your visit back to hackathons. We would love to see hacks for this homecoming-themed event. The best on-theme hack wins Instax FujiFilm Cameras and MLH Hacks.
Best Dressed Hack
What's a party without a costume? The best-dressed hack is the one with the best and most creative UI. So wear your innovative hats and build colorful hacks. The winner gets Tile Speaker and MLH Swag
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 use of Linode Cloud
Use any one of Linode's wide array of cloud products and take your hack to the next level! Whether you're looking for data storage, compute power or hosting, Linode has what you need and the complimentary credits to get you started. Sign up and start hacking for your chance to win a Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
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:
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"?