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Submission must include a link to source code, preferably on GitHub. Make sure you state what challenges you are doing in the description. You can compete in multiple tracks if your project overlaps multiple of the tracks' requirements.
- Best First Time Hacker (at least 1 team member is a first time hackathon particapant)
- Best Pitch
- Best FinTech Project
- CBRE Track
- Cartesi Track
MLH Challenges: Day-of Hacker Information | Major League Hacking (MLH)
- Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry
- Best Use of Streamlit
- Best Use of Soroban
- Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
- Best Use of Google Cloud
- Best Accessibility Hack Sponosred by Fidelity
$8,328 in prizes
1st Place Overall
1st Place Overall.
Prize: Logitech G915 Keyboard
2nd Place Overall
2nd Place Overall.
Prize: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
3rd Place Overall
3rd Place Overall.
Prize: Razer Viper Ultimate Gaming Mouse
Best First Time Hacker
Offered for best first time hacker. At least one of your team is participating in a hackathon for the first time.
Logitech G305 Gaming Mouse
Offered for best pitch.
Prize: PVO Portable Mini Projector
Best FinTech Project
Drone with Camera
Best Domain Name
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.
Hack from Home kit
Best Use of Streamlit
Want to take your Python skills to the next level? Streamlit is an open-source Python library that makes it easy to share and build custom web apps for machine learning, data science, and more. Instead of writing Python scripts without a UI, you can create a beautiful web app, complete with widgets and data visualizations, and deploy it for free to the Streamlit Community Cloud. You can even build a fully functional LLM-powered app with just 25 lines of code! Hack with Streamlit this weekend for your chance to win an Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit for you and each member of your team.
Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kit
Best Use of Soroban
Soroban is an open-source Rust-based developer-friendly smart contracts platform built for scalability. It is interoperable with the layer-1 Stellar blockchain and benefits from the network’s existing global reach and access. With Soroban, developers have the freedom to create applications as borderless as the internet.
Learning how to build Decentralized Applications (DAPPs) using Soroban is easy and fun. Simply follow along with the DAPPs on Soroban challenge by forking either of the Crowdfund or Payment repositories, and make the project your own with personalized customizations! The challenge link even has some simple walk-throughs available to help you get started.
Remember to customize your DAPP using Soroban this weekend for a chance to win an Anker 337 Power Bank for you and each of your teammates!
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, and you can get a headstart with free resources from MongoDB University! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.
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. Learn more about the tools and opportunities with Google Cloud by joining the Google Cloud Student Innovators program - goo.gle/student-innovators. Winners will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack!
Be sure to redeem your Google Cloud Credits as soon as possible through the Google Cloud Credit Form. Use the promo code in your pre-event email to access the form!
Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach for all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!
Best Use of Cartesi
Develop a proof of concept decentralized application using Cartesi Rollups. You can build anything you want as long as you use Cartesi Rollups in some aspect but remember that with Cartesi you can use traditional Web2 Libraries in a decentralized fashion.
Be creative! We encourage you to build novel applications using Cartesi, without any constraints. The easiest way to get started is to start building off the Rollups Examples and templates. We want you to explore what can be built using Cartesi and these basic components.
CBRE Sponsor Challenge
The goal of this challenge is to develop an application that can effectively track the condition of various assets in a commercial building. These assets can include HVAC systems, elevators, electrical panels, and more. The application should not only log current statuses but also use machine learning algorithms to predict future maintenance needs or potential failures.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Uniqueness of Idea