Knock, Knock! It's a blast from the past! Setup your workstations for a fun decade-themed hackathon. Are you a fan of the 80s era or is the 60s theme more your gig?
Whichever decade you love, we invite you to solve a problem from the past and hack an interesting solution for it.
What's more? We'll be running mini-events, workshops, and more to keep you entertained. 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 and focus on having fun!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

Fire 7 tablet + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag

Best Decade Hack

Dancing to the tunes of your favorite decade is not enough, pick a problem from the past and hack a modern solution for it. This is the battle of decades and the winner of the best on-theme hack would get Wacaco Minipresso Machine, Mini Disco Lights, MLH Swag

Best Dressed Retro Hack

Even your hacks deserve a creative look and it's time to dazzle them up in colors and themes of your favorite decade. Be innovative for this category and get a chance to win Fuji Film Instax Camera, Mini Disco Lights, MLH Swag

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 & Domain.com Backpack.

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 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

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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professionals are also welcome to join us. 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. 
  • 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. 

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"?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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