This October 17-18, over 600 top college hackers from around the country will gather at the University of Washington to build the next generation of innovative software and hardware hacks.


Only students who have applied and have been accepted can submit projects.


Any software or hardware hack is welcome. Please add a description of what the hack is, add a link, video, screenshots etc that can go along.

Hackathon Sponsors


$150 in prizes

1st Place (2)

Dell Venue 10 Tablets (MLH)
$500 Cash (Qumulo)
Tessel 2 + DIY Module Kit (when released)
blink(1) Programmable USB Lights (Algorithmia)
Game Boy USB 16 GB Flash Drive - Super Mario Land 2 USB 3.0
Nerf N-Strike Elite: Strongarm Blaster
Finalist Pins (MLH)

3rd Place

Tessel 2 + DIY Module Kit (when released)
blink(1) Programmable USB Lights (Algorithmia)
Finalist Pins (MLH)

Best Use of Facebook API (or Best Overall)

All expense paid trip to Facebook's Global Hackathon Finals at their Menlo Park, CA Headquarters on November 18th - 20th.

Best Use of Algorithmia API

$1,000 in free credits to each team member
Algorithmia T-shirts
LittleBits programmable cloudBit Starter Kit
Case study/blog post about project

Best Use of Data (Isilon)

GoPros with cases

Best Use of Clarifai API

Clarifai skateboards for each member
DSLR cameras

Best Travel Hack (Concur)

Sonos 1 Speakers

Best Use of Firebase (Google)

BB-8 (Sphero)

Best Use of Bluemix (IBM)

Raspberry Pi 2's with WiFi attachments

Best Monetization Strategy Sponsored (TUNE)

3D Printer

Best Use of Wolfram Tech

Full access to next year's tech conference
Year subscription to Wolfram Developer Bubble Cloud

Best Use of Personalization (Disney)

Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars Saga Bundle

Best First Time Hackers Project (2)

Exclusive DubHacks frisbees and shot glasses

Best Domain Name Registered with (MLH) Swag

Most Innovative Use of Data by GE Digital

Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones

AWS (Best USE)


Microsoft 1st Place

Microsoft 2nd Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • General Judging Information
    Judge By: Originality / Innovation Technical skill Design / User experience General impressiveness Don’t judge by: Usefulness Business potential, viability, sustainability Team skillset and hacker credentials (i.e. “we’re Thiel fellows and ex-Googlers”)

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