We're hosting the fourth installment of our Student Hackathon in the University of Sheffield, open to students across the country! We provide the WiFi, power, and food while teams of hackers create something new and exciting.


Team of 1-4 people. Must be at university, or have graduated since 27th October 2017.

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$2,120 in prizes

Best Hack - 1st Place

All-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) and $500 Digital Ocean credit

Best Hack - 2nd Place

Xiaomi Mi Band 3 and $250 Digital Ocean Credit

Best Hack - 3rd Place

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones and $125 Digital Ocean credit

Funniest hack

Pusheen plushies

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best use of Algolia API

Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

Best Domain registered with 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 Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best use of HERE.com

Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project.

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

Best use of Clarifai API

Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend.

Egress challenge: best use of security

£500 Amazon vouchers or a £500 donation to a charity of the winning team's choice.

epiGenesys challenge: best time saving hack

Selection of tech books.

Capital One challenge: best financial hack

Amazon Echos

Tombola challenge: Best bingo or arcade game

Amazon vouchers

MLH weekly challenge: best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API

Power banks.

MLH weekly challenge: Snapkit weekly challenge

Spectacles by Snapchat.

MLH weekly challenge: best use of Clarifai's API

Hacker gear from Clarifai.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Greg Ives

Greg Ives

Craig de Gouveia

Craig de Gouveia

Katie Walker

Katie Walker

Cosmin Panaite

Cosmin Panaite

Robin Bell

Robin Bell

Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Alicia Beylan

Alicia Beylan

Judging Criteria

  • Best Hack
    First, Second and Third Place awarded for the hack that impresses the judges the most overall

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