Calling all the APAC Hackers!

Develop and showcase innovative hacks that helps party planners, event organizers, community builders and anyone else who loves bringing people together!

While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. As always, build whatever you'd like and focus on having fun!

If you're from the NA/EU region, we'd love for you to join another one of our amazing hackathons which are more time-friendly for your region: All In Hackathon

Happy hacking!

Requirements

  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • Your code and video must remain public post event if you want to continue being eligible for prizes. If your repo and video are not public we will select new winners. 
  • Your demo video must state the name of the hackathon at the beginning of the video. 
    • Ex. "Hey I'm Sam and this is my demo for CivicHacks."
  • You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost. 
    • Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration on MLH's event page.
    • Your email on both platforms must match.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • You can no longer submit project that include prior work. In the past we allowed you to continuing work on an old project.
  • There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

Blue Snowball Microphone + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Second Overall

Streaming Webcam + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Third Overall

Redragron Gaming Mouse + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry

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.

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 a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Use of Appwrite

Building a full-stack application can be time consuming, especially if you’re more of a frontend developer or lack experience with things like databases or authentication. At hackathons you want to make every minute count, which is why Appwrite is the missing ingredient to your recipe for a successful hack. With all the core backend functionalities you need already pre built and ready for customization, all you’ll need to do is make an API call to take advantage of an Appwrite database, media storage, user auth, and even custom compute functions. Use Appwrite in your hack this weekend for a chance to take home some Fitbits for you and your team.

Best Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade

Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!

The Ultimate Planner!

This prize category is for the team that creates the ultimate event-planning hack that streamlines the pre-event planning process, eliminating the need for multiple checklists and endless hours of hustle and bustle.

Build the ultimate planner hack and stand a chance to take home a cool headset with noise cancelling microphone + MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

The Branding Prodigies!

An essential piece of the planning puzzle is your branding. At HackThePlan, create a fun banner/poster or logo design based on a theme given to you during the event to stand a chance to take home productivity planners + MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • 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?
  • 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"?

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