Build something awesome with SharkHacks

SharkHacks is here! Whether you are a fan of sharks or the Ikea shark, blahaj, this hackathon is the perfect time to have fun with your sharky hack ideas!

We will be running a fun, activity-filled, open-themed digital hackathon. Feel free to hack on whatever you'd like or make it shark-themed for the fun of it. These events are open to all skill levels, from beginners to the most veteran developers.

We'd love you to build whatever you want to this weekend, don't feel limited by our theme. It's here for inspiration.

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Prizes

First Overall

Google Nest Hub + BLÅHAJ from Ikea + MLH Swag

Second Overall

Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds + BLÅHAJ from Ikea + MLH Swag

Third Overall

Casio Calculator Watch + BLÅHAJ from Ikea + MLH Swag

Protect Your Sharks - Best Environmental Hack

This weekend, build something to protect the sharks and facilitate the cause by creating the best environmental hack. Winners will receive the amazing Ikea BLÅHAJ.

Most SharkHacks Shark Hack

Most SharkHacks Shark Hack goes to the best on-theme hack. Whether you love Sharks or are you a huge fan of Ikea's BLÅHAJ or if you're just here for the memes, this is the prize for you to create the most interesting and fabulously relatable hack.

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 the full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Based on location, each winning team member will receive either a Google Tote Bag Package including a Google trophy, pillow, beanie & socks or, if based outside of the US, a 1-hour mentoring session with a Google engineer.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Best Hardware Hack presented by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Best use of DataStax Astra

Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win YubiKey Security Keys. Getting started in minutes with 10 GB free, no credit card needed.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry [APAC Only]

GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

This event open to hackers, all over the world, who are students at the time of the hackathon or who have graduated within the last 12 months. Students can include high school students, university undergraduate or postgraduate students, and people who are in vocational training such as apprenticeships.

As per our Code of Conduct, there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, economic status, veteran status, disability, or age.

Requirements

  • We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
  • Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon. 
  • Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 
  • We do allow you to submit your project to other hackathons (this weekend only) as long as the other hackathon also allows this. 
  • If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before the hackathon and 2) during the hackathon. 

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • 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?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • 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"?