Welcome, one and all, to the 2020 Winter Hacklympic Games! We're looking forward to a weekend of light-hearted competition, hacking, and fun.
We will be running an activity-filled, open-themed digital hackathon. Feel free to hack on whatever you'd like! We'd love you to build whatever you want to this weekend, don't feel limited by our theme. It's here for inspiration.
This event open to hackers, all over the world. While we primarily work with student hackers or those who have graduated within the last 12 months, working professional are also welcome to join us. 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.
- 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.
Google Nest Hub + MLH Swag
Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + MLH Swag
Casio Calculator Watch + MLH Swag
Most Sporty Hack
The Winter Hacklympics are all about sports... right. Sports. Definitely not about hacking. Our favorite hack that's themed for the Winter Hacklympics will receive YubiKey Security Keys for each team member.
My First Gold Medal
Are you a beginner at this hackathon? Well you're in luck. Our favorite project from a team made up of at least 50% first time hackers will win Arduino Starter Kits.
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 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. Based on location, each winning team member will receive either a Google Tote Bag Package including a Google trophy, pillow, beanie & socks or, if based outside of the US, a 1 hour mentoring session with a Google engineer
Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Most Creative Radar.io Hack
Build the most creative hack using Radar's SDKs and APIs for geofencing, location search, and geocoding. Some ideas for location-aware projects include a delivery tracker, campus building locator, and a Find my Friends clone. Winning team members will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.
[APAC Only] Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry
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.
This prize category is only available to teams who have hackers located in the APAC Region.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
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?
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?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
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"?