We are back again with another one of your favorite events! Gear up for a fun weekend of hacking, sharks, and more. Whether you are a fan of sharks or the Ikea shark, Blahaj, this hackathon is the perfect time to have fun with your sharky hack ideas!

We will be running a fun, activity-filled, open-themed digital hackathon. Feel free to hack on whatever you'd like or make it shark-themed for the fun of it. These events are open to all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers.

We'd love you to build whatever you want to this weekend, don't feel limited by our theme. It's here for inspiration.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

JBL Go Speaker + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger + MLH Swag

Most SharkHacks Shark Hack

Most SharkHacks Shark Hack goes to the best on-theme hack. Whether you love Sharks or are you a huge fan of Ikea's BLÅHAJ or if you're just here for the memes, this is the prize for you to create the most interesting and fabulously relatable hack.
Winners will get LEGO Creator 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures Kit

Silliest Hack

Create a silly whimsical hack this weekend. Wear your creative caps to build something impractical and get a chance to win Arduino Starter Kits.

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 located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

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 web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

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.

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 Jina

Jina is an open-source search framework that makes building AI-powered search applications even easier for hackers. Create search functionality that matches all kinds of data, including text, images, video & more! Hack with Jina for a chance to win Arduino Tiny Machine Learning Kits for you and your team!

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!

Best Lifestyle Improvement Hack for Drivers powered by Ford

$100 Ford Store Credit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

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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