Hack for Fun!

Silly Hacks is a 48-hour long, online global hackathon, where you Hack for Fun! Silly Hacks is a platform for you to show your creativity and build something out of the box. At Silly Hacks we are not looking for solutions for a particular problem, it is an open canvas, you are free to paint it however you want.

We are aiming to spread the message that coding can be fun and that one can build anything they want. This is also our small step towards spreading joy in this world.

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Prizes

$3,438 in prizes

Hacking with n8n (2)

Use n8n in your hack to automate tasks, sync data between various sources, or react to events. Each winning team will receive:
- $125 Amazon Voucher
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin!

Hacking with echoAR

Use the echoAR platform in your hack to win:
- $50 Amazon Gift Card
- 1-month free business tier access
- a chance to get featured in echoAR newsletter
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin!

Hacking with the GitHub Student Developer Pack

Use tools/services from the GitHub Student Developer Pack in your hack and build something cool! The winning team will receive:
- GitHub swags
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin!

Hacking with AWS

Do you need cloud services for your hack or want to deploy your hack? Use AWS in your hack to win some cool prizes.
- $100 Amazon Gift Voucher
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin!

Hacking with Auth0

Want to add authentication to your hack? Use Auth0 in your hack to win some cool prizes.
- Auth0 Hoodies
- $50 Amazon Voucher
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin!

Hacking with Kintone

Use Kintone in your hack to win:
- $300 Amazon Voucher
- Kintone Swags
- Silly Hacks t-shirt
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin

Best Use of DataStax Astra - MLH

Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win YubiKey Security Keys. Getting started in minutes with 10 GB free, no credit card needed.

Best All-Girls Team - MLH

Is your team consisting of all-girl hackers? Build a cool hack and your team can win MLH Backpacks!

Best Beginner Hackers - MLH

Our best team of beginners will take home Arduino starter kits to continue hacking on at future events. Teams must be at least 50% of first-time hackers to be eligible.

Best Jugaad - MLH

The most useless, silly, and creative hack will take home Arduino starter kits too!

Silliest of All (2)

Build the silliest, craziest, most creative hack!
The winning team takes home
- $300 Amazon Voucher.
- Egghead.io subscription for a year for each member.
- GitKraken Pro subscription for a year for each member.
- SillyHacks t-shirt for each member.
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin for each member.

The runner-up team takes home
- $200 Amazon Voucher.
- Egghead.io subscription for a year for each member.
- Special Silly Hacks enamel pin for each member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event is 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 university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships. The minimum age requirement for the students is 18 years.

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! Mention the services by our sponsors you used and the MLH tracks you are applying for in the introduction of the video.
  • The video should demonstrate your project and not be a presentation or pitch.
  • The project should be entirely built during the hackathon hours.
  • You must link to a public code repository for your project.

If any team fails to meet any requirements mentioned above, they will not be eligible for the prizes.

Judges

Juan Pablo Flores Cortés

Juan Pablo Flores Cortés
Program Manager, GitHub

Ben Dechrai

Ben Dechrai
Developer Advocate, Auth0

William Sayama

William Sayama
Developer Advocate, Kintone

Nader Dabit

Nader Dabit
Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

Jan Oberhauser

Jan Oberhauser
Founder & CEO, n8n

Tanay Pant

Tanay Pant
Head of Developer Realtions, n8n

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon
Founder & CEO, echoAR

Pranshu Khanna

Pranshu Khanna
Mozilla Representative

Shina Dhingra

Shina Dhingra
Mozilla Representative

Sashrika Kaur

Sashrika Kaur
Coach, MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Design
    Is this project easy to understand? Is it user-friendly to use?
  • Applicability
    How much applicable is the project with the track? Have they used the product extensively?