Major League Hacking 2022 Hackathon Season

Welcome to
HackDartmouth VII!

Hack on your wild side
24 hours
$8,000 in prizes
Register

Tracks

Potential Topics

COVID-19
MENTAL HEALTH
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
HOLISTIC CARE
NUTRITION
GENERAL HEALTHCARE

Health & Recovery

How might we improve how we treat health issues, including mental health? How might we facilitate smoother recovery for patients of different illnesses?

Potential Topics

EDUCATION
POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
MENTORSHIP
FINANCIAL LITERACY
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
MINORITY RIGHTS

Empowerment

Striving towards autonomy, self-determination, power, and confidence, how might we help improve the lives of the disabled, those in poverty, and members of marginalized or minority groups?

Potential Topics

GAME DESIGN
MEDICINE
ENTERTAINMENT
EDUCATION
SKILLS TRAINING
MENTAL HEALTH

AR/VR

How might we improve how we treat health issues, including mental health? How might we facilitate smoother recovery for patients of different illnesses?

Potential Topics

FOOD CULTURE
STORYTELLING
HISTORY
LANGUAGE LEARNING
ANCESTRY
TRAVEL

Cultural Revitalization

How might we bring new interest, relevancy, and life to different cultures, languages, and traditions to celebrate/spread our roots?

Potential Topics

RENEWABLE ENERGY
TRANSPORTATION
RECYCLING
ACCOUNTABILITY
CLIMATE CHANGE
AGRICULTURE

Clean Tech

How might we reduce reliance on non-renewable resources and promote sustainability through and with technological development?

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FAQ

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where creative minds come together to create amazing projects in a short time frame! We are tech oriented, and HackDartmouth is focused primarily on software and hardware hacks. Come with an idea, or just to have a fun time!

Who can attend?

Due to recent spikes in COVID rates in our area, this hackathon will be limited to Dartmouth students.

Do I need experience?

Depends on what you're looking to make! A little background in programming will be helpful, but you'll have plenty of opportunity to join teams and learn from Dartmouth students, students from other schools, and mentors. We’ll also have workshops if you are interested in learning a particular skill. There is plenty of time to learn something new!

What if I don’t have a team or idea?

No worries! While teams can be specified on the application, you won't officially create your team until the event. We hold a team formation social before the hacking begins.

What can I build?

You can build whatever you want: websites, programs, mobile apps, anything! However, all code must be written during the hackathon - feel free to use open source libraries and APIs.

What can I win?

A panel of judges will decide on the winning hacks based on criteria of creativity, usefulness, technical difficulty, and form. The top prizes are TBA. Previous prizes have included drones, Apple watches, Nintendo switches, bluetooth speakers, and other awesome tech.

When is the deadline to register?

Since we're limiting this year's event to Dartmouth students, registration will be open until the day of the hackathon!

What kind of workshops/activities will there be?

We host a variety of workshops and activities each year. We're still finalizing the list for HackDartmouth VII, but it'll include how to get started in web dev, how to deploy your product, some design basics, and more!

How can I be a part of HackDartmouth?

We're always looking for new members excited about putting together hackathons! Generally, we send out a recruiting email in the Fall, but feel free to reach out to us at team@hackdartmouth.org if you're interested in joining in the off-season.

What if I have other questions?

Shoot us an email at team@hackdartmouth.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

MLH Code of Conduct

The 2022 MLH Code of Conduct can be found on their website, here!

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