The Original Epic Hackathon - Round IV - Kicking off the 2014 MLH Season

Students from across the world come to MHacks to build amazing things, transform dreams into realities, and meet with other people with the passion to build their future. MHacks is for creators. Students spend 36 hours building anything they can imagine, and interact with technology visionaries, founders, and mentors. They meet with the hottest, most sought-after companies in the world who are vying 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 solving 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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  • Teams may include up to four members, five if one of the members is a member of the Adopt-a-Noob program. 
  • All hacks must be built at MHacks IV by registered participants. Remote participation is not allowed.
  • Hackers may be of high school or college age.


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

This includes, but is not limited to, a valid ChallengePost submission to the MHacks IV event, preferably with video/images of the working product, as well as a live demo at your assigned table at the MHacks IV Expo.

How to enter

  1. All teammates must create ChallengePost accounts if they do not already exist.
  2. Assign all teammates 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.
  6. There will be 2 demo sessions. Watch to get demo session and table assignments.
  7. Stay tuned for judging announcements and final demos.

If you have technical questions for ChallengePost, go to the MHacks Cortex for assistance.


MHacks Judging Panel

MHacks Judging Panel

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical given its target audience? Is it something that the user base would actually use? Does it fulfill a need people have?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish / Design
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
  • #hellyeah
    Does the hack have that x-factor?