Students from across the world come to MHacks to build amazing things, transform dreams into realities, and to meet others with the same level of passion to build their future. MHacks is for creators.

Students spend 36 hours building anything they can imagine, and take breaks to interact with technology visionaries, founders, and find new mentors. They meet with the hottest, most sough-after companies in the world who vie for hackers' attention. For MHacks, students give up a weekend of partying to invest a weekend in their personal growth by learning something new, and creating solutions to problems they see in the world. 

MHacks isn't just a hackathon -- it's a community of people who have ideas and build them.

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Prizes

$49,600 in prizes

Grand Prize, Sponsored by Walmart

Every member of the winning team wins a trip to Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville, AR and to Walmart Labs in San Bruno, CA. Tours of our Lab 415-C, Data Café, and others. + 42mm Apple Watch Sport/Pebble Steel/Myo Armband + Pre-Ordered Oculus Rift/Parrot BeBop Drone + 16GB Apple iPad Air 2 Space Grey + Dell 2-in-1 Laptops + MLH Medals + $500 Walmart Gift Card

2nd Place

Every member of the winning team wins a Parrot MiniDrone + Apple Watch/Myo Armband + iPad Mini + Arduino Kit + $500 per person + Delta Sky Club Passes + MLH Medals

3rd Place

Every member of the winning team wins an Apple Watch/Myo Armband + iPad Mini + Arduino Kit + MLH Medals + $250 per person

Best Hack for Social Impact - Spnosored by VFA

Every member of the winning team wins tickets to SXSW + $100 cash + VFA swag

Best Android Hack

Every member of the winning team wins a Nvidia Shield Android Tablet

Best Web Dev Hack

Every member of the winning team wins a year subscription to Professional Heroku and Heroku Redis

Best VR/Game Design Hack

Every member of the winning team wins a Dell Touchscreen Monitor

Best Hardware Hack

Every member of the winning team wins a Makerbot Replicator Mini 3D Printer

Best Miscellaneous MHack prize

Best eCommerce Hack, Sponsored by Walmart

Every member of the winning team gets the choice of Pre-Ordered Oculus Rift, TwoUp 3D Printer, or $300 Walmart Gift Card

Best Security Hack, Sponsored by Walmart

Parrot – AR Drone 2.0 Elite Quadricopter - Black

Best Use of Walmart API

Go Pro Hero 4

Best Sustainable Hack, Sponsored by Walmart

$300 Walmart Gift Card

Best iOS App, Sponsored by Apple (2)

Every member of the team that builds the best iOS or OS X app will receive an Apple Watch 42mm.

Best Use of Analytics and Analysis, Sponsored by Bloomberg

Philips – Hue A-19 Starter Kit for every member of the winning team

Best Use of Capital One API

$500 Amazon Gift Card for every member of the winning team.

Best Money Saving Hack, Sponsored by Concur

Sonos Play:1 and $50 cash prize for every member of the winning team.

Best Travel Hack, Sponsored by Delta (2)

Round trip flight anywhere in the USA for the entire team of 4 (includes Alaska and Hawaii).

Most Innovative Use of DIRECTV's APIs ~1st place

1st Place: $250 cash for each member of the winning team plus a 4K HDTV

Most Innovative Use of DIRECTV's APIs ~2nd place

2nd Place: Each member of the winning team will win a season of free NFL Sunday Ticket streaming access

Best of Show - Judge's Selection Sponsored by Electronic Arts

Every member of the winning team receives 2 EA titles, assorted EA merchandise, and a conversation with seasoned veterans of the Office of the Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts about the team's game idea and the industry in general.

Player's Choice, Sponsored by Electronic Arts

Every member of the winning team receives 2 EA titles, assorted EA merchandise, and a conversation with seasoned veterans of the Office of the Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts about the team's game idea and the industry in general.

Best Use of Expedia’s API (2)

Every member of the winning team receives an Expedia suit case ($100 value) and an Expedia travel voucher ($150).

Best Use of Parse API (2)

1st Place: Every member of the winning team receives an all-expenses paid trip to the Facebook World Hackathon Finals at HQ in Menlo Park, plus a $500 Amazon Gift Card.
2nd Place: Entire team wins $500 Amazon Gift Card.

Best Use of Firebase

Every member of the winning team receives an OnHub Wireless Router from Google, a custom Firebase trophy, and 6 months of Firebase Blaze Credit.

Ford Best Mobile App Award

Ford drives mobility solutions that encourage customers to Go Further! In this challenge, we encourage students to develop a mobile application that enhances the value of owning a Ford vehicle. Entries do not have to be fully functional, but bonus points will be awarded to apps with realistic underpinnings (hint: check out developer.ford.com).

Judges will choose a single winning app (individual or team) based on:
+ Innovative Ideas
+ Thoughtful Design
+ Minimization of Driver Distraction

Each team member wins a $250 Amazon gift card

Best Business Solution App Leveraging Open Source, Sponsored by Goldman Sachs

This award will be given to the app which best demonstrates an innovative and creative solution for a business problem, leveraging open source libraries. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II awarded for every member of the winning team

Best Use of GUN

Paintball guns for the whole team! The Tippman Cronus, highest rated paintball gun on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tippmann-Cronus-Paintball-Marker-Package/dp/B00HETUX8O

Best Use of MongoDB!

Winners will receive Amazon gift cards AND the chance to win a trip to NYC for MongoDB World 2016. The winning team from each hackathon we sponsor this year will be entered to win a trip for their team to our annual user conference MongoDB World (https://www.mongodb.com/events/mongodb-world-2016). The hacks will be voted on by MongoDB employees to determine the winner. *Winners must be located in the continental USA to win.

Best Use of the Nest API

Each team member gets to choose 1 Nest product.

Best Use of Twilio

Each member of the winning team wears wearable sleeping bags!

Best of Uber API

$250 dollars of Uber credits for every member of the winning team. Please send christina.luu@uber.com the names and email addresses to get the credits. Access Uber's API at developer.uber.com

Best Use of Wolfram Tech (4)

1st Place: Full conference passes to Wolfram Technology Conference, a talk slot for the winning team to present their hack during the conference, and 1 year complementary "Developer Level" to Wolfram Programming Cloud.

2nd and 3rd Place: 1 year complementary ""Developer Level"" to Wolfram Programming Cloud.

Best Use of Microsoft Azure

Winning team receives Dell Venue Pro

Best Overall Use of Microsoft Technology

Winning team receives Microsoft Band

Best Pebble Hack, Sponsored by Major League Hacking

Every member of the winning team wins a Pebble Steel

Best Domain.com Domain Name, Sponsored by Major League Hacking

Every member of the winning team wins a Domain.com swag bag

Best Team Collaboration on a Project, Sponsored by American Express (2)

Every member of the winning team wins a $100 American Express Gift Card

Best Team Collaboration on a Project, Sponsored by American Express (2)

Every member of the winning team wins a $25 American Express Gift Card

Most Professional Hack, Sponsored by LinkedIn

Every member of the winning team wins a pair of Bose SoundLink on-ear headphones.

Best Use of Namecheap

$100 cash prize for every member of the winning team.

Best Use of Stream API

2 Go Pro's

Best Way to Visualize Data, Sponsored by Qualtrics

Choice of Outdoor Adventure Item (Snowboard, Mountain Bike, Longboard)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

- Teams may include up to four members.

- All hacks must be built at MHacks 6 by registered participants. Unregistered hackers will not be allowed to participate.

- Remote participation is not allowed.

Requirements

A valid submission is a software/hardware hack produced at MHacks 6 within the provided rules.

Hacks must be submitted under one of our 7 categories (listed below). Hackers must be able to justify the category that they chose to our judges during project expo.

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web Dev
  • Virtual Reality/Game Design
  • Hardware
  • Social Impact
  • Miscellaneous

Your hack must have a valid Devpost submission to the MHacks 6 event, preferably with video/images of the working product, as well as a live demo at your assigned table at the MHacks 6 Project Expos.

How to enter

1. All teammates must create Devpost accounts if they do not already exist.

2. Assign all teams to a draft submission.

3. Make your app (any platform is accepted).

4. Produce your screenshots and/or video demo (posted on Youtube or Vimeo).

5. Submit your app and tag it under one of the following seven categories:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web Development
  • VR/Game Design
  • Hardware
  • Social Impact
  • Miscellaneous

6. There will be 2 Project Expo sessions. Watch your email and the MHacks app for session and table assignments (to be made at noon sharp on Sunday, Sept 13th).

7. Stay tuned for judging announcements and final demos.

Judges

A Panel of Awesome Judges

A Panel of Awesome Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Ability
  • Creativity
  • Usefulness/Impactfulness
  • Design