Calling all NA/EU Astronauts!

Get into your best galactic gear and join us for a weekend of cosmic exploration by building hacks that are space-themed! 

Whether you build something on the theme or not, focus on having fun. While we'd love to have you build something on the theme, our themes are only here for inspiration. Please build whatever you'd like!

If you're from the APAC region, we'd love for you to join another one of our amazing hackathons which are more time-friendly for your region: Hack-for-creators

Happy hacking!

Requirements

  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • Your code and video must remain public post event if you want to continue being eligible for prizes. If your repo and video are not public we will select new winners. 
  • Your demo video must state the name of the hackathon at the beginning of the video. 
    • Ex. "Hey I'm Sam and this is my demo for CivicHacks."
  • You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost. 
    • Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration on MLH's event page.
    • Your email on both platforms must match.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • You can no longer submit project that include prior work. In the past we allowed you to continuing work on an old project.
  • There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

First Overall

Blue Snowball Microphone + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Second Overall

Streaming Webcam + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Third Overall

Redragron Gaming Mouse + MLH Fellowship Fastrack

Best Intergalactic Design

From meteors to space shuttles, place them creatively on your hack's user interface at SpaceAthon. The best user interface with spacey contents wins Bluetooth Tracker
+ MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

Best Space-Ed Hack

The universe is full of mysteries and little do we know about it. Create hacks that educate people about your planet and things outside of it and the most interactive and engaging one wins Collapsible Fabric Storage Cube
+ MLH Fellowship Fastrack!

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. Winners will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Most Creative Use of GitHub (2)

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Originality
    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?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • 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"?

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