Devpost is being used for our submission system. The "registration" for this event on DevPost is separate from your registration at You must be registered and checked in with our (MyMLH) system in order for your registration and submission to count on DevPost.

There are 2 main steps to submitting on DevPost

  1. Title & descibribe your project, assembling presentation mateirals
  2. Complete your hackathon submision (where you select the challenges you are going for)

You can edit you submission up until hacking ends at 9:30am on Sunday.

We will assign you a table to present on when you checkin your team/project in the foyer between 9:30 and 10am. Unless you have a large setup (such as the team with the 3D printer) your table should be cleared before you come to "check in" you project in the foyer. 

If you are in the upstairs GSA lounge please move into Corwin Pavillion as soon as hacking ends. All judging will occur there. 

Note that DevPost offers more features than we are utilizing. Most communication will still happen over Slack (#submission channel) and via the microphone. More info on the challenges can be found at 


Participants must be students or have graduated college within the past year.

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$5,000 in prizes

1st Place Grand Prize

Audio Engine A2+ Powered Speakers for each team member (Probably the best desktop speakers you can buy! Our set has been playing the event music!) OR $800 Cash

2nd Place

$100 Amazon gift cards for each team member

3rd Place

$50 Amazon gift cards for each team member

Best use of Watson IoT platform on IBM Bluemix

IBM Watson IoT Platform is a managed, cloud-hosted service designed to make it simple to derive value from your Internet of Things devices.

• Here's a short intro to IBM Watson IoT!

• Prizes: iWatch for up to 4 team members

Best use of Esri Developer Platform

Use Esri's developer platform to create something unique and wow the Esri representatives. Check out their platform for a free Esri developer subscription!

Prize: $1000 Cash!

The best use of Ruby in a project by Invoca

This challenge is provided by Invoca. The best use of Ruby for their hackathon submission will be awarded with the prize

Prizes: $100 Amazon gift card and a guaranteed interview for an internship or full time position on the Invoca development team.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS (MLH)

Most complex use of AWS will claim the prize!

Prizes: $250 per teammate worth of Amazon Web Services credit

Best Domain Name from (MLH)

Ask the MLH Table for a promo URL to claim a free domain! Check out Bring creativity!

Prizes: Swag Bags

#HackHarassment (MLH)

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. The best hack that fights online harrassment wins.

Prizes: HackHarassment Swag Bags

Best aerospace related hack by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed shirts, padfolios, and pens!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Registration was done online via MyMLH and is now closed - you should have been checked in at the door. Use DevPost to enter your team and project.


Ben Y Zhao

Ben Y Zhao
Professor of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara

John Greathouse

John Greathouse
UCSB Technology Management Program, Partner of Rincon Venture Partners

Tobias Hollerer

Tobias Hollerer
Professor of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara

Evan Hynes

Evan Hynes
Head of Community, Makeschool

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