Students spend 36 hours building anything they can imagine, and take breaks to interact with technology visionaries, founders, and find new mentors. They meet with the hottest, most sought-after companies in the world who vie for hackers' attention. For MHacks, students give up a weekend of partying to invest a weekend in their personal growth by learning something new, and creating solutions to problems they see in the world.
MHacks isn't just a hackathon -- it's a community of people who have ideas and build them.
- Teams may include up to four members.
- All hacks must be built at MHacks 11 by registered participants. Unregistered hackers will not be allowed to participate.
- Remote participation is not allowed.
Judging will be divided into seven different categories of hacks. Upon completion of their hack, participants will self-designate the best category in which they wish to be judged. These seven categories are based on the cortex model of MHacks:
- Web Development
- Game Design
Students and teams may not enter into more than one of the above seven categories. To promote fairness, students must briefly justify the category they chose.
$25,200 in prizes
MHacks Grand Prize
DJI Spark Drone
Nanoleaf Aurora Lights
*All prizes are for EACH team member
MHacks 2nd Place Prize
Amazon Echo Spot
MHacks 3rd Place Prize
Wayfair - Best Use of API
Facebook - Best Social Good Hack
All expense paid trip to Facebook’s Global Hackathon
MongoDB - Best Use of MongoDB Stitch
$500 in Amazon Gift Cards to the Team
Google Firebase - Best use of Firebase
Google Daydream View
Polaris - The Work Hard, Play Hard Award
The Challenge: Using the Ride Command dataset of 50,000 real-world rides, develop an innovative application or visualization using the ride data. (Please see Polaris Recruiting Booth for the dataset and challenge document).
Goldman Sachs - Best use of Goldman Sachs Marquee API
Twilio - Best use of Twilio API
Capital One - Best Financial Hack
$250 Amazon Gift Card
Clinc - Best Application of Conversational AI Using The Clinc AI Platform
$1000 in Amazon Gift Cards (in total for the team) and 3 months of free access to the Clinc AI Platform. 4 runner ups will also receive 3 months of free access.
StockX - Best Use of StockX API
Stock X Gift Cards
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home Mini
Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/.
Best use of Algolia API
Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch
Use Algolia's search API in your project.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Raspberry Pis & PiHut Essential Kits
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.
Best use of HERE.com
Hacker gear & swag from HERE.com
Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.
Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device
Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project.
Best Use of Authorize.net
LucidSound LS20 Gaming Headset Use Authorize.Net’s payment solutions (API, SDK, etc.) in your project.
Snap Kit Weekly Challenge
Spectacles by Snapchat Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers.
Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams
20000 mAh Power Bank Use the Botkit SDK (https://botkit.ai/) to develop a chat bot that runs on the Cisco Webex Teams platform. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.
Best use of Clarifai's API
Hacker gear from Clarifai Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.
[Weekly Challenge] Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity
$50 Gift Cards Demo a project that makes the world a better place through social good. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.
The best video/vlog of MHacks 11 will be winning a DJI Osmo mobile gimbal. The top three best video/vlogs will all be winning B&H gift cards!
MHacks Open Source Prize
Contribute to our open source software (https://github.com/mhacks/)! The best contribution to our MHacks open source software (Web, Android, or iOS) will receive instant admission into the next MHacks as well as an additional up to $100 in travel reimbursement for this MHacks.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Go to mhacks.org for more information on how to attend the hackathon.
University Venture Partner @ Contrary Capital; Co-Founder @ Aires Medical; R&D @ Blockchain @ Michigan; Developer @ Turing
University Venture Partner @ Contrary Capital
Data Scientist @ IBM; PhD in Computational Neuroscience