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What is INIT 2022? 

INIT is a celebration for the start of Major League Hacking's 2022 Hackathon Season, running from June 27 through July 4th! While this is the first time we are running INIT, the format will feel familiar to those who have participated in Local Hack Day. You can expect to complete challenges, hear about BIG community announcements, chat at hacker hangouts, enjoy fun live sessions, and make new memories (and memes).

We will be bringing back all of your favorite features of MLH events such as Local Hack Day style challenges, live technical sessions with MLHers, mini-events galore, and some cool content from our partners! Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Lots of exciting 2022 Season announcements
  • Beginner-friendly workshops
  • Challenges for all difficulty levels and all topics such as design, social, technical, entrepreneurial
  • Hacker-run guilds and leaderboards
  • Panels and talks from friends of MLH and our partners
  • Live sessions run by MLHers
  • And maybe an appearance from Totally Not Ryan (TNR)

Can I get swag at this event?

Yes, of course! INIT 2022 will be the first opportunity of the 2022 Hackathon Season to get swag and it will even include our new season mascot… You’ll have to participate to find out!

 What is a Guild? How can I be a part of it?

One of the best parts of our community is that it allows people to meet and make connections with others, regardless of where you live. guilds are smaller communities within Major League Hacking. Whether you come in with a guild or not, you won’t be hacking alone. 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Build a Recipe Maker

Knowing different ways to use ingredients can help cut down on food waste. Create an application that suggests, creates, or curates recipes based on what ingredients an individual has

Develop or Redesign your Portfolio Website

Having a portfolio website is a great way to level up your online presence. If you don’t already have one, take some time today to set one up. If you already do, spend time updating or redesigning it.

Use a Maps API

Use any map-based API in one of your existing projects, or create a new project with it!

Create a Scheduler

Build a project to help manage schedules! Some ideas include developing this hack for your personal calendar, a professor's office hours, or a work schedule!

Create a Financial Hack

Whether you’re tackling budgeting for college students or financial modeling for stock markets, we want to see you create something inspired by finance.

Create a Random Number Generator

Many languages contain classes that allow for the functionality of a random number generator, but we want you to create your own method that does this.

Build a Discord bot using Replit

If you love Discord and want a quick and simple way to build and host your own Discord bot, Replit has you covered. Use their starter Repl.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Your challenge submission must be completed within the submission period(Wednesday, June 30th at 12 PM EST - Thursday, July 1 at 12 PM EST

Your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 

If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before this day one of INIT 2022 and 2) during day day of INIT 2022.  

Judges

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • None
    INIT 2022 is a kick off event to the 2022 Hackathon season. Instead of judging projects and awarding prizes, we are giving out points to hackers who complete these challenges.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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