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You'll have 36-48 hours to explore new technologies, meet talented students, and network with innovative tech companies. We will have a programming competition, workshops, different activities, and more. The best part is that CatHacks is completely free!
Check-in starts at 5 PM EST on April 8th.
Teams should be made up exclusively of students (or recent graduates within one year of having graduated).
Professionals are allowed to participate, but will not be eligible for prizes.
In order to demo your project, it must be submitted to this Devpost prior to judging. Make sure to outline and document your project as it will help our judges with the judging process.
It is important that a video of your demo is included in your submission. (Limit the videos to 5 minutes in length.)
$1,808 in prizes
Each member will receive a Playstation Classic Console with 20 Classic Playstation Games Pre-Installed (Holiday Bundle which includes Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, and Resident Evil Director's Cut). Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Each member will receive a Tello Drone. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Each member will receive a Keychron K2 wireless mechanical keyboard (version 2). Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Best Useless Hack
Each member will receive a Retro Bluetooth speaker. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Best First-Time Hack
This category is exclusive to individuals/teams of first-time hackers. Each member will receive a Retro Bluetooth speaker. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Make a quick video game. Can be an original concept or a clone of an existing game. Each member will receive a Retro Bluetooth speaker. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Each member will receive three months extension of free paid API access to echo3D + a $50 Steam gift card. Prizes are sponsored by echo3D and Dean Crockett. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
Best Earth Hacks: Pick Your Problem Challenge
Choose any issues related to environmental education that we currently face today. The issue could be local, national, international, worldwide - but must have a specific target audience and environmental significance! The challenge proposed is to design and create an environmental education project that either improves upon the current resources or proposes a new one. Remember to take into account factors important for anything environmental-based, specifically based on the environmental problem you are looking at. Your project can be novel, an improvement on something that already exists, factually based, and ultimately implementable. Prize includes: LuminAid Solar Lantern/Charger. Please include your contact information in your submission so we can contact you.
More info available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zcaID6in_nHFiMHevJfj4m2DRrwgpIxb/view?usp=sharing
MLH: Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev
AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.
Remember, AB inBev is looking for innovative projects that can possibly change the world in a positive way! We can't wait to see what you come up with. Prize includes: Anker Wireless Charger Bundle.
MLH: Best Use of DeSo
DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While blockchains like Avalanche or Solana cost $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at Bithunt.com as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler! Prize includes: $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo Tumbler
MLH: 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! Prize includes: Twilio Swag Box
MLH: 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.
MLH: 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.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Rosa Crisantos De La Rosa
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? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does vr projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.