Data is all around us in our day to day grinds. This hackathon is your chance to explore and build something cool with data.

Data surrounds and empowers many of the things we rely on every day. You probably use data in your day to day grind all the time without realizing it. Join us for Data Day Grind to take a closer look at the data that surrounds you and build something awesome with it.

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Prizes

First Overall

MLH Swag + Snap Spectacles

Second Overall

MLH Swag + YubiKey Security Key

Third Overall

MLH Swag + Casio Calculator Watch

Best Data Visualization

The hack that best showcases whatever data you're working with this weekend will be taking home Echo Show 5s for each team member.

Best Beginner Hack

This prize is awarded to the best team comprised of at least 50% first time hackers. Winning hackers will receive a Arduino Starter Kit as their prize!

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 Arduino Starter Kits for each team member.

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 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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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.

Requirements

You must submit a 2 minute (max) video demo!

Work must be entirely completed during the hackathon hours.

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • 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"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    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?