Hack for change and solve real world problems!

A 24-hour hackathon themed around making positive change in the world with technology.

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Hackathon Sponsors


First Place

$500 cash or option to donate to a charity of choice + Dell Venue 10 Tablets

Second Place

$250 cash or option to donate to a charity of choice + Muse Headband

Third Place

$150 cash or option to donate to a charity of choice

(AWS) Best Use of Amazon Web Services

Provided by MLH - Best Use of Amazon Web Services wins a Dell 1TB External Hard Drive


Provided by MLH - Best Domain Registered on Domain.com wins a Domain.com Swag Pack with an Arduino RedBoard

Best Hardware Hack Presented by Genius

$250 3D Printing Package

Best Project in Sustainability Presented by GE

Raspberry Pi B+ Kits

Best Project Using Azure Presented by Microsoft

Acer Iconia Tablets

#ThinkEngineering Challenge (McMaster Engineering)

Win: Raspberry Pi 2 Kits

Create an awesome quiz or other tool to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Sample Quiz Content: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-8ky2PV8jKiU1RXcGJ3V0pmdU0

Best Project in Healthcare

BitAlino Boards

Best .TECH Domain

$50 Gift Vouchers per group member

W Booth School of Engineering Practice Prize for Most Innovative or Entrepreneurial Idea

Bonus prize awarded to a team in the top 6

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Patti Mikula

Patti Mikula
Co-Founder & CEO of Hackworks

John Preston

John Preston
Associate Dean

David Potter

David Potter
Founder of Masters of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation program

Kevin Browne

Kevin Browne
Software Hamilton

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness
    (Out of 3) How ready is the hack? Is it fully functional and looks good? **If your hack isn't complete yet, submit anyways! You could still win**
  • Technical Difficulty
    (Out of 5) How difficult was creating the hack? How interesting is the hack created?
  • Social Impact
    (Out of 12) How much change will the hack bring? Is it solving a real world problem?
  • Originality
    (Out of 5) How original is the hack?