Remember that hackathons are like marathons. Some people go to compete but most people take part to better themselves and have fun. Whatever the reason is you're at a hackathon, make sure you're upholding the hacker spirit by collaborating with other teams, helping beginners, and having fun.


Students competing at hackMHS are eligible to submit projects for judging.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,250 in prizes

Best Overall

4 Leap Motions

Best Use of Web Technologies

Sponsored by getTech Domains - Amazon Gift Cards (must be submitted on a .tech domain)

Best Use of Machine Learning

Sponsored by Indico APIs - $500 of API Credit (per team member, up to 4)

Best Mobile App

4 Jetbrains Licences and $100 Indico API Credit (per team member, up to 4)

Most World Changing

iFixit Tool Kits and $250 Indico API Credit (per team member, up to 4)

Best First-Time Hack

Swag from MLH (#hackHarrasment Power Banks)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


hackMHS V Organizers

hackMHS V Organizers

Oumaima Sriji

Oumaima Sriji
Senior at Millburn High School

Boris Burakov

Boris Burakov
Founder/CEO of Atomichronica

Albina Gofman

Albina Gofman
SVP at Citi Bank

Avi Weiss

Avi Weiss
Founder of Finidex

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Is the project original? Have you never seen an idea like this before? Does the project go beyond traditional rules, patterns, and/or definitions? Does the project demonstrate progressiveness and imagination? Is the new idea meaningful?
  • 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"?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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