In the spirit of innovation and with a nod to the past, we proudly present MHacks 16, a coding marathon set to redefine the boundaries of creativity and technology. Born from the legacy of the renowned hackathons at the University of Michigan, this reimagined hackathon aims to capture the essence of its predecessors while infusing new energy and excitement into the hackathon landscape.
The most hype hackathon in the world is BACK.
You must be a registered MHacks 16 participant.
What to Build
Anything and everything. There is no limit.
What to Submit
Hackers should make a Devpost submission to this hackathon Devpost.
$18,900 in prizes
MHacks - 1st Place
Meta Quest 2 VR Headset - to the best overall hack
MHacks/BNY Mellon - 2nd Place
Sony WH-CH720N Bluetooth Headphones - to the second best overall hack
MHacks - 3rd Place
Keychron V3 Wired Custom Mechanical Keyboard - to the third best overall hack
MHacks - Cybersecurity
Flipper Zeros - to the best Cybersecurity hack
MHacks - Hardware
Creality Ender 3 3D Printer - to the best Hardware hack
MHacks/Ford - ML/AI
Sonos Speakers, Beanies Hats, Ford Cooler Bags - to the best ML/AI hack
MHacks - Game Dev
Dell 27 Gaming Monitor - to the best Game Dev hack
Capital One - Best Financial Hack
$250 Amazon Gift Card
Warp - Best Developer Tool
Eddie Bauer Warp Duffle Bags, Google Nests
optiMize - Social Impact Track
1st place - $1000 2nd place - $300 3rd place - $200. Every winner will receive optiMize swag and will be invited to join the optiMize social innovation challenge.
Caterpillar - Best Cloud Implementation
Caterpillar Speakers & guaranteed interview
Caterpillar - Best Demonstrated Business Value
Caterpillar Speakers & guaranteed interview
Grainger - Most Innovative Use of Data
$125 Visa Gift Card Per Teammate
UM ITS - Generative AI and Teaching & Learning Data
1st prize: $600 total, $150 for each participants, Tech Shop gift card (https://techshop.umich.edu/)
2nd prize: $400 total, $100 for each participants, Tech Shop gift card (https://techshop.umich.edu/)
3rd prize: $200 total, $50 for each participants, Tech Shop gift card (https://techshop.umich.edu/)
MLH - Best Use of Google Cloud
[Google Cloud Backpack]
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. Learn more about the tools and opportunities with Google Cloud by joining the Google Cloud Student Innovators program - goo.gle/student-innovators. Winners will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack!
Be sure to redeem your Google Cloud Credits as soon as possible through the Google Cloud Credit Form. Use the promo code in your pre-event email to access the form!
MLH - Most Creative Use of Github
[GitHub Swag] 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!
MLH - Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
[M5GO IoT Starter Kit]
MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data, and you can get a headstart with free resources from MongoDB University! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.
MLH - Best Use of Streamlit
[Hardware kit] Want to take your Python skills to the next level? Streamlit is an open-source Python library that makes it easy to share and build custom web apps for machine learning, data science, and more. Instead of writing Python scripts without a UI, you can create a beautiful web app, complete with widgets and data visualizations, and deploy it for free to the Streamlit Community Cloud. You can even build a fully functional LLM-powered app with just 25 lines of code! Hack with Streamlit this weekend for your chance to win some awesome tech hardware for you and each member of your team.
MLH - Best Use of Kintone
[Breadboard IoT Kit]
MLH - Google Cloud: Most Innovative Startup Idea
[Google Branded Backpack] Imagine having the tools, resources, and support you need to turn your idea into reality. With the Google for Startups Cloud Program, you can harness the power of the Google Cloud Platform to supercharge your startup and scale your project faster than ever. Instructions found under the MLH tab of https://live.mhacks.org/resources
MLH - Best Use of Hedera
[Compact Mechanical Keyboard]
Build applications that never sleep using EVM compatible smart contract service.
Say goodbye to cumbersome databases and hello to seamless scalability of Hedera Consensus Service. With no need for writing your own APIs your data is securely stored and easily retrieved.
MLH - Best Use of Flow
[$200 USD in FLOW Token]
Best .Tech Domain Name
[Blue Snowball Microphone & a Free .Tech Domain Name for Life!]
Make your Team's Achievements timeless: Win a .Tech Domain Name for Life to Showcase and Expand Your Project, Plus 4 Blue Snowball Mics for Effortless Collaboration on Zoom, empowering you to build even more cool things together!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Originality and uniqueness of the idea or solution. Creative problem-solving and novel approaches to challenges. Demonstrated innovation in addressing real-world issues or needs.
Depth of technical implementation and sophistication. Effective utilization of advanced technologies, tools, and programming languages. Robustness and scalability of the technical solution.
Intuitiveness and user-friendliness of the project. Accessibility and inclusivity in design and functionality. Consideration of the end-user experience and potential impact on a broader audience.
Adherence to Theme
Alignment with the specified hackathon theme or challenge. Clear demonstration of how the project addresses and contributes to the theme. Creativity in interpreting and incorporating the theme into the project.