On MLK weekend 2014, MHacks III is going to redefine what a hackathon can be. MHacks isn't just for hardcore programmers. It's not just about competing. It isn't about energy-drink-enabled sleep deprivation. It isn't about starting a viable business. MHacks is for creators. It's for those of you who see problems and want to tackle them, using existing skills, and augmenting them with the skills of those around you. MHacks III will be the best place to do that, and we can't wait to see what you make of it.

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Teams can be anywhere from one to four people. If you don't yet have a team and want to be part of one, use the Facebook event page of MHacks III to find those who need your skills (or have the skills you want).

What can I make?

Anything. As long as it doesn't break any laws or our rules.


  • Submissions must list all team members

  • Upload screen shots showing your hack

  • Remember to select all API prizes you want to be considered for. Check the prizes list to ensure you are eligible.

How to enter

- All teammates create a ChallengePost account

- Assign all teammates to a draft submission

- Make your app (any platform is accepted)

- Produce your screenshots and/or video demo (posted on Youtube or Vimeo)

- Submit your app

- Attend the demo fair

- Wait for judging announcements and final demos


MHacks Judging Panel

MHacks Judging Panel

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish / Design
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?