Build hacks to celebrate the outdoors and for the plant enthusiasts in you! This weekend, join us to create innovative hacks for your garden. Whether it's a hack that creates awareness about different plant species or you want to recreate a game for folks to practice gardening virtually, we would love for you to join and build something awesome.

As always, we'll be running mini-events, workshops, and more to keep you entertained. Whether you build something on the theme or not, focus on having fun. 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!

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

Plant a Seed Hack

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 Wacaco Minipresso Espresso Machine and MLH Swag. Your team must be at least 50% first-time hackers to be eligible to win!

Evergreen Hack

This weekend is about celebrating evergreen hacks that focus on developing a sustainable environment. Be innovative with this category and go above and beyond with your projects. The best ecological on-theme hack wins Fuji Film Instax Camera 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.

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 an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

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 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 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 use of Linode Cloud

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.

Best Equal Access to CS Education Hack

Learning to Code should not be limited by gender, race or nationality. Help us build solutions that create greater access to computer science for students around the globe, especially young women and those from marginalized communities. Host your hack using a .Tech domain from Domain.com for a chance to win a cool prize and possibly change the world for the better. As part of the #MyStartInTech campaign by .Tech domains & Domain.com, all proceeds from sales of 1 year .Tech domains will be donated to Code.org and their cause to create equal access to computer science education.

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!

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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