Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season
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Each category below is presented with its name or sponsor company, its prize, and information on how hacks can qualify.

equality challenge

6 Amazon Fire 7 Tablets with Alexa & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Create an application that empowers women and members from underprivileged backgrounds.


Create a solution to help victims of sexual assault raise their voice and access resources.


environmental challenge

6 Amazon Echo Dots, 6 $70 Lush Gift Cards & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Create a solution for your neighborhood that reduces a waste of your choice.


Create a solution that helps individuals and communities prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.


political challenge

6 GoPros & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Create a solution that will help combat the fake news phenomena.


Create a solution that helps connect policy makers and citizens.


health challenge

6 Fitbit Altas & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Create a solution that helps individuals understand and support others with mental health issues.


Create a solution to help individuals from underpriviledged backgrounds learn how to live a healthier lifestyle.


disaster and crisis challenge

6 Bose SoundSport Headphones & $250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice

Create a solution that would help first responders.


Create a solution that helps displaced victims get access to aid.


she smiles category

6 Polaroid Cameras

Most heart-warming hack award!
For the team that presents the most heart-warming hack.


she learns category

A surprise from Bloomberg!

Beginner Hack Award!
For the beginner team (where at least half of team members have never attended a hackathon before) with most ambitous hack.


she inspires category

Coming Soon!

Best High School Hack Award!
For the high school team with the most impressive hack.


she laughs category

6 Pairs of Snapchat Spectacles

snap spectacles

Funniest Hack Award!
For the team with the most hilarious and creative hack.


google sponsor category

6 Google Homes - Smart Speaker & Home Assistant

Google Cloud Platform Award!
For the team with the best use of the Google Cloud Platform.


CBRE sponsor category

6 $50 Amazon Gift Cards

amazon gift cards

CBRE Category Award!
For the team with the best hack that helps the local community or the environment.


Optum sponsor category

6 Fitbit Atlas

fitbit

Optum Category Award!
For the team with the best healthcare hack.


CBRE sponsor category

$250 Donation to Charity of Team's Choice & Sonos One Speaker for each team member

sonos one speaker

Wayfair Category Award!
For the team with the best housing equality hack.


MLH sponsor category

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c and power supply

dragonboard 410c

MLH Rep Category Award!
For the team with the best IoT hack using a Qualcomm device.


MLH sponsor category

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

amazon web services

MLH Rep Category Award!
For the team with the best use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in their hack.


MLH sponsor category

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

raspberry pi raspberry pi hut essentials kit

MLH Rep Category Award!
For the team with the best domain name from Domain.com


MLH sponsor category

The hack with the most entrepreneurial promise will win a Rough Draft swag bag, an invite to lunch with RDV co-founders, and the opportunity to pitch Rough Draft Ventures for up to $25K in funding.

raspberry pi

Rough Draft VC Category Award!
For the team with the most entrepreneurial hack.


JP MORGAN

Bose Bluetooth Speakers II

bose bluetooth speakers

J.P. Morgan Category Award!
For the team with the best economic empowerment hack.


...and many more challenges & prizes to come!

We will release judging criteria and more specific details closer to the event.

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