Welcome to ML Hacks! 

Register using this link to officially sign up for the hackathon, and make sure to join our Discord as well to keep up with the latest updates.

Any high schooler who identifies as female or nonbinary is welcome to compete—no prior experience is required. We encourage first-time coders, designers, and innovators to join us!

Disclaimer: This hackathon is based within the US, and we may not be able to ship prizes or swag internationally, but otherwise there are no location restrictions.

Requirements

All submitted projects must fall within at least one of our 3 tracks: Machine Learning, Beginner (teams composed entirely of first-time coders), or Social Good. 

Competitors must work in a team of 1-3 members and submit a demo video (maximum length 3 minutes) explaining/demonstrating their project to the judges and public viewers, along with a working prototype of the project if possible.

We also require all project submissions to include documentation of all code and assets to ensure that the project was completed within hackathon hours. This may be in the form of a Github link, Repl.it link, Google Doc etc. If you're using Github or something similar, make sure to commit periodically while you're working on the project (around once an hour).

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Prizes

$2,760 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headsets
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Lifetime Upgrades to Taskade Unlimited

2nd Place Overall

Quality Displate Metal Posters
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Lifetime Upgrades to Taskade Unlimited

3rd Place Overall

$25 worth of AoPS credits
1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Lifetime Upgrades to Taskade Unlimited
USB Pens

Best ML Hack

$25 worth of AoPS credits
1-month Free Access to Replit Hacker Plan
MIT-branded Hats

Best Social Good Hack

Leading Learners Expansion Packs
1-month Free Access to Replit Hacker Plan
MIT-branded Notebooks

Best Beginner Hack

Mini Ramen Imitation Keychains
1-month Free Access to Replit Hacker Plan
MIT-branded Hats

All Participants

5-year Upgrade to Taskade Unlimited
.XYZ Domains

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Galicia Gordon

Galicia Gordon
Founder at Leading Learners

Henry Cohn

Henry Cohn
Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft

Mulan Zhao

Mulan Zhao
Software Engineer at Meta

Anand Hebbalalu

Anand Hebbalalu
Senior Staff R&D Engineer at Synopsys

Davit Ayvazyan

Davit Ayvazyan
Mechanical Design Engineer at AlphaTek Automation Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    How well does your project work? Is it usable in its current state?
  • Design
    How intuitive is the UI/UX? Is the general aesthetic cohesive?
  • Innovation
    How original is your idea? Have you taken a unique approach in your implementation?
  • Impact
    Does your hack practical use? Is it applicable in solving a real problem people have?
  • Presentation
    Is your pitch compelling and effective? Does it provide a constructive demonstration of your hack's capabilities?

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