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.
$6,250 in prizes
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)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
hackMHS V Organizers
Senior at Millburn High School
Founder/CEO of Atomichronica
SVP at Citi Bank
Founder of Finidex
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?
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 stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
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.