Hack the Chain is a 24 hour hackathon focused on blockchain technologies. Whether it's your first or tenth time using blockchain, we'd love to have you join us for the weekend. We'll have workshops and mentors to help you learn, and mini-events to help you take a break. Looking forward to seeing what you build!
In an effort to better support the hacker community during these uncertain times, we are working to provide hackers with opportunities to Learn, Build, and Share from the comfort of their homes all summer long. We’ll be ensuring there’s a digital hackathon for the hacker community every weekend for the entire summer.
This event open to hackers, all over the world, who are students at the time of the hackathon or who have graduated within the last 12 months. Students can include high school students, university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships.
As per our Code of Conduct, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age.
MLH Swag + Snap Spectacles
MLH Swag + YubiKey Security Key
MLH Swag + Casio Calculator Watch
Best Use of Hedera Hashgraph Consensus
Hedera Hashgraph will reward the team which has the best use case leveraging the new Hedera Consensus Service, which can provide transparent, fair, decentralized ordering to any type of application. Each member of the winning team will receive a Nintendo Switch Lite.
Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key
Build a hardware hack with what you have at home or use emulators to simulate hardware for your hack. The best project will receive Raspberry Pi Starter Kits for each team member.
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 will receive a Google Nest Mini.
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.
Best UiPath Automation Hack
Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack.
Best use of MongoDB Atlas
Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.
Facebook Spark AR Sticker Challenge
Create an Instagram filter using Facebook's Spark AR. Winner of the category will have their filter published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page.Winning stickers will get published through the MLH Instagram Channel & Featured on Facebook's Spark AR Community Page. Demo videos must also be submitted on Instagram. Tag @mlhacks, @sparkarcreators, and use #SparkARStickerChallenge
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Hack Quarantine & Major League Hacking
Amazon Web Services
Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
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?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Adherence to Theme
Does the hack adhere to the event's theme? Does it implement that theme fully or just partially?