Join us for a 2-day digital hackathon serving people of marginalized genders. TechTogether Digital is a fun, activity-filled, open-themed event. Whether it's your first hackathon or your 100th, everyone has something to learn and contribute at this event!
TechTogether, the United States' largest initiative to address the gender inequities in the hackathon community, supports over 10,000 hackers. TechTogether is credited in part with increasing the representation of women and non-binary people in the hackathon community by 18% to 39% from 2019 to 2020.
- TechTogether events are exclusively for people of marginalized genders. Read our Gender Inclusivity Policy for details.
- We require all teams to submit a 2 minute or less demo video.
- Your code must be available in some sort of public repository.
- Your code and video must remain public post event if you want to continue being eligible for prizes. If your repo and video are not public we will select new winners.
- Your demo video must state the name of the hackathon at the beginning of the video.
- Ex. "Hey I'm Sam and this is my demo for Hardware Hackfest."
- You must have completed all the registration steps on Devpost.
- Note that Hosted by MLH events require registration and check-in on MLH's event page.
- Your email on all check in and registration platforms must match.
- Your video must be created the weekend of the hackathon.
- We don't allow you to submit your project to other hackathons.
- You can no longer submit project that include prior work.
- There is no maximum or minimum team size but we've noticed that teams perform best when they have a maximum of 4 hackers.
Blue Snowball Microphone
Redragron Gaming Mouse
Most Creative Use of GitHub
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!
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.
The Prettiest Hack
This prize is for the hack with the best design and UI/UX. Stand a chance to take home smart bottles!
Best Social Good Hack
This prize is for mission-driven hacks that aim to make the world a better place. Stand a chance to take home laptop stands!
Best Financial Hack with Capital One
Capital One would like to challenge everyone this weekend to create the best financial hack.
While it’s not necessary to use, Capital One also has an awesome API you can utilize for your hack this weekend!
http://api.nessieisreal.com/ . The winners take home FujiFilm Instax Mini Camera.
Best Use of Microsoft Cloud for Your Community
Bring your idea to life using the Microsoft Cloud - automatically build and deploy a full stack web app from a code repository, create and train a Machine Learning model, develop business applications with little to no code using Power Platform, and more! View our recommended popular solutions in the Education Hub at https://aka.ms/startedu. Build your hackathon project with the Microsoft Cloud that tackles a social impact issue of your choice, and have a chance to win a LinkedIn Premium 12-Month subscription and an XBox Ultimate 3-Month Game Pass.
Microsoft Passport Challenge
Are you ready to travel around the Microsoft universe? Complete the following three (3) activities to receive a TechTogether sticker pack and digital certificate! Submit your entry here once you're done with all the activities: https://hackp.ac/microsoft-challenge-submit
Stop 1: Sign up for Azure for Students! Navigate to the link above and sign up for Azure for Students. Students, get Azure for free courtesy of Microsoft Azure. Full-time college students are eligible for a free Azure account with $100 in credits. How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/1blgs6KeA_A Sign Up Link: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop1 Take a photo of your dashboard once you've completed this step.
Stop 2: Create a GitHub repository! Navigate to GitHub and create a GitHub Repository. How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/mK6Uo2qxUUM Navigate to GitHub https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop2 Save the link to your repo once you've completed this step.
Stop 3: Deploy a Service to Azure! Using your Azure for Students subscription, deploy any Azure service. It’s incredibly easy to get started, with Quickstart Templates and user guides on Microsoft Docs. You can deploy any code you have from your Github repo directly into Azure as well.
How-To Tutorial: https://youtu.be/BEYLnr5r1p4 Microsoft Tutorial: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-AzureDocs Navigate to Azure: https://hackp.ac/MSFT-Stop3 Take a photo of your deployment once you've completed this step.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Major League Hacking
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
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?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
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"?