Join us on a deep sea hacking adventure!

Join us for a deep sea themed hacking adventure. Build whatever you like this weekend, but bonus points for our fishiest and most sea worthy hacks ;) 

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Prizes

First Overall

MLH Swag + Snap Spectacles

Second Overall

MLH Swag + YubiKey Security Key

Third Overall

MLH Swag + Casio Calculator Watch

Yo Ho It's a Hacker's Life for Me

Build a project that really embraces hacking for hacking's sake. We're looking for a hack that's truly "hacky". Cut corners. Make something just cause you want to. HackItShipIt.

Our winning team will win Blue Snowball Microphones for each team member.

Find Your Sea Legs

Yarrr mateys. If you be finding your sea legs still, fear not we've got a special treasure just for you. Our top team will go home with Arduino Starter Kits.

As long as at least 50% of your teammates are first time hackers, you're eligible for this prize.

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.

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key

Build a hardware hack with what you have at home or use emulators to simulate hardware for your hack. The best project will receive Arduino Starter Kits for each team member.

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 UiPath Automation Hack

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath 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.

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

You must submit a 2 minute (max) video demo!

Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.

Judges

MLH

MLH

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?
  • 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"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • 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?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?