Students spend 36 hours building anything they can imagine, and take breaks to interact with technology visionaries, founders, and find new mentors. They meet with the hottest, most sough-after companies in the world who vie for hackers' attention. For MHacks, students give up a weekend of partying to invest a weekend in their personal growth by learning something new, and creating solutions to problems they see in the world. 

MHacks isn't just a hackathon -- it's a community of people who have ideas and build them.


- Teams may include up to four members.

- All hacks must be built at MHacks 8 by registered participants. Unregistered hackers will not be allowed to participate.

- Remote participation is not allowed.


Judging will be divided into seven different categories of hacks. Upon completion of their hack, participants will self-designate the best category in which they wish to be judged. These seven categories are based on the cortex model of MHacks:

    • iOS
    • Android
    • Web Development
    • VR/Game Design
    • Hardware
    • Social Impact
    • Miscellaneous


Students and teams may not enter into more than one of the above seven categories. To promote fairness, students must briefly justify the category they chose.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,720 in prizes

Ford - Best Hack for Go Detroit Challenge

$2,000 prize for your team! Make software to improve transportation in Detroit. Details, ideas, and resources here.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Category: Best Device Privacy Hack
Prize: Watch Dogs 2 Collector’s Edition for each member of the team.
Prompt: Develop a project that helps users better understand their digital footprint or control their personal data.
Language: As the number of people and smart devices, like, phone apps, cars, toys, connected to the Internet continues to grow, understanding how our data is being used, by whom, and the implications it has on our everyday lives will become essential.

Best Domain Name from

Category: Best Domain Name from
Prize: Swag Bags

Amazon - Best Voice User Experience Using Amazon Alexa

Win an Amazon Echo for each team member!

BlackRock - Best use of the Aladdin API (2)

Each member of the winning team will receive a drone!

Concur - Best Travel Hack

Win a Code Black Drone with HD Camera!

Esri - Best use of Esri Technology

Facebook - Most Open and Connected App

Oculus DK2

General Electric - Best IoT hack -- use of sensors

Win FlashForge 3D printers!

General Motors - Most badass in-vehicle idea

Win The Dash - Wireless Smart Earphones!

Linode - Best Use of Linode Services

Win a Samsung tablet!

Microsoft - Best use of Microsoft Technology

Win Team Surface Pro 4's!

Best use of Target's API

Win an Apple TV!

Wellopp - Best Wellness App or Game

Acer 10 in tablet

Best Use of Wolfram Technologies

Get a Full access pass and speaking spot at our Wolfram Technology Conference, 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and 1 year of Wolfram Development Platform.

Meridian - Best Medicare Adherence App

Each team member will receive a GoPro, Google Chromecast, and a Tile.

MHacks First Prize

MHacks Second Prize

MHacks Third Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Zackary Sadlier

Zackary Sadlier

Judging Criteria

  • Technical ability
  • Creativity
  • Usefulness/Impactfulness
  • Design

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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