Hackcation is all about taking a break and enjoying yourself. We want this weekend to feel like your hackathon getaway. Join us for all sorts of vacation themed mini-events and games. Pack your bags, we'll see you soon!
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.
You must submit a 2 minute (max) video demo!
Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.
MLH Swag + Snap Spectacles
MLH Swag + YubiKey Security Key
MLH Swag + Casio Calculator Watch
Most Relaxing Hack
The team that creates the most relaxing hack will get a relaxation pack from the MLH Team! We want to keep some of the contents secret, but you'll be getting an Audible and Calm 1 month subscriptions in addition to other benefits!
Our First Hackcation
This prize is to celebrate hackers on their first "hackcation". Team members should be at least 50% first time hackers to be eligible for this prize. Winners will get Arduino Starter Kits!
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.
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?
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"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
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?
Adherence to Theme
Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?