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Treasure Hacks will follow the typical formatting of online hackathons. Students in groups of up to four, are to come up with a project of any type and come up with a working solution using programming. Our hackathon is open to a wide skill range from high schoolers with no programming knowledge to others with advanced programming knowledge. To support both these groups, learning opportunities will be scattered around the hackathon. This may be a sponsor teaching programmers how to use their product, an industry computer scientist sharing their experience, or a teacher introducing programming techniques or skills. In addition, we plan to present step-by-step instructions to help you through every part of a hackathon like making and using a GitHub, planning your project, etc.



First, you must sign up on our google forms ( Then, depending on whether you have a team or not you will sign up on devpost. If you do not have a team, don't worry! We have a team-building period right at the start of the hackathon. Once you have created your team, you must sign up on devpost.



Our hackathon will take place online from March 25-26. Anyone who is currently attending middle school, high school, or college is able to participate. (College students will be placed in a separate bracket)


All projects must be submitted before 11:59 PM PST on March 26th. For submissions, we need:

  • A short written passage about your project, the inspirations for your project, how your project was built, its features, challenges you ran into, and future plans for your project (max of 100 words each). They can also be bullet points.

  • Your code, which should be located on GitHub and public. 

  • It is also recommended, but not required, to make a 5-minute maximum length video that shows project function, a demonstration of the systems used and how they were used, and anything else you’d like to say.

Submission Rules:

<1>You cannot use any code or materials that were gathered or made before the hackathon

<2>You must only work with the people in your group (Getting input and help from the community is allowed)

<3>You cannot plagiarize the work of others

<4>You may only be in one team

<5>Your team must not have more than four members

<6>If you break any of these rules or our team has reason to believe that you are cheating, you will be immediately disqualified

Hackathon Sponsors


$109,558 in prizes

Overall Hackathon Winner

(3-4x) Wolfram|Alpha Pro (1 year)
(1x) Leading Learners Expansion Pack
(3-4x) $23.83 GeeksForGeeks discount coupon
(4x) $50 Visa Gift Card ($200)
(4x) MLH Winner Pins
(4x) MLH Express Interview

Best Solo Hack (High School Only)

(1x) Axure 1 Free Annual Subscription
(1x) Goliath Automation & Robotics Monster Kit
(1x) $30 Visa Gift Card
(1x) MLH Winner Pins
(1x) MLH Express Interview

Best Duo Hack (High School Only)

(2x) Axure 1 Free Annual Subscription
(2x) Goliath Automation & Robotics Micro Kit
(2x) $30 Visa Gift Card
(2x) MLH Winner Pins
(2x) MLH Express Interview

Most Aesthetically Pleasing

(1-4x) $15 Visa Gift Card

Overall Hackathon Winner (College Bracket)

(3-4x) Wolfram|Alpha Pro (1 year)
(1x) Leading Learners Expansion Pack
(3-4x) $23.83 GeeksForGeeks discount coupon
(4x) $50 Visa Gift Card ($200)
(4x) MLH Winner Pins
(4x) MLH Express Interview

Most People Helped

(1x) $30 Visa Gift Card

Participants (400)

-Interview Cake Course Access (1 Month)
-25% off 1Password Families Plan (1 year)
-20% off ClickUp Unlimited Plan and Business Plan
-Echo3D Business Plan (1 Month)
-Balsamiq Cloud Extended Trial Promo Code
-$6 GeeksForGeeks Discount Coupon
-MLH Stickers and T-Shirts

Best Domain Registered with

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a Miir 12oz tumbler, Rubiks Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

Best use of DeSo

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, you must launch an app that writes to the DeSo blockchain and implements DeSo identity. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. For inspiration on project ideas, you can check out some of the existing 200+ apps already live on DeSo at as well as our DeSo APIs. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev

AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.

Remember, AB inBev is looking for innovative projects that can possibly change the world in a positive way! We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Brendan Falk

Brendan Falk
Co-founder & CEO at Fig

Mikle Alpha

Mikle Alpha
Senior Flutter Developer at Holland & Barrett

Maksym Mostovyi

Maksym Mostovyi
Front-End Developer at Rain

Alexey Shepelev

Alexey Shepelev
Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Vitalii Honcharuk

Vitalii Honcharuk
Software Engineer at Monster Lead Group

Galicia Gordon

Galicia Gordon
Founder of Leading Learners

Bill Kreutinger

Bill Kreutinger
Account Manager at Future Electronics

Viachaslau Matsukevich

Viachaslau Matsukevich
Cloud Solutions Architect at OOO CTDev

Avinash Koshal

Avinash Koshal
Cloud Support Associate at AWS

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Has this idea/solution been created already, is it a new idea to an old problem? Does the project bring innovation to design to create comfortable user experiences? (Worth 40 Points)
  • Practicality
    Could this idea actually be implemented in real life? Would people be motivated to use it? Is it a functioning solution that can scale in the real world? How well does the project serve its purpose? (Worth 30 Points)
  • Engineering Excellence
    Does the code solution run well? Does their project stand as an end-to-end project? Is their code well documented? Does the code uses sophisticated or multiple (python + html, etc.) techniques? (Worth 20 Points)
  • Presentation
    How is the project presented? Is it in an aesthetically pleasing format? (Worth 10 Points)

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