All the Basketball enthusiasts, this weekend is for you to build hacks for the sports fan in you. Share your passion with everyone through your projects and learn more about this interesting sport this weekend. Even if you don't like basketball, we encourage you to build something for fun. Whether it's a basketball-themed game or information cards for your favorite players, come join us for a fun weekend of hacking, workshops, mini-events, and more!

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!

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

My First Gold Medal

Is this your first hackathon? Don't worry, we got you covered. Get ready to build your first hack with us this weekend, extra points for being on the theme, and get a chance to win this prize. You can also leverage our hackathon starter kits by visiting hackp.ac/learn.
Winners get Mini-Basketball Game and MLH Swag. Your team must be at least 50% first-time hackers to be eligible to win!

Best Rebound Hack

This weekend we would love to see you build upon your previous projects. Bring an old project to this hackathon and spend your weekend hacking more features for it. You'll be judged only on the updates you made this weekend. Please make sure you mention only those updates in your devpost submission. Winners get Desktop Mini Bowling Game Set and MLH Swag.

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 Web Monetization Project

Coil is all about providing better ways to access and reward the creators, publishers and platforms that you love. Coil members get to view web monetized sites while streaming micropayments directly to the website owner, or in this case, you! In turn, you can react to payments in real time by displaying a thank-you message, unlocking bonus content, features and so much more! The possibilities are endless. Build a web monetized hack using Coil for a chance to win an Anker - PowerCore Quick Charge Portable Charger, exclusive Coil pin and a $60 coil credit redemption card! Bonus points for originality and creativity!

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"?

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