DistanceHacks is an online hackathon; a hackathon is an event when programmers, designers, and students come together to learn, build, and share their projects and creations over the course of a few days. Workshops/Seminars and mentors are available to new programmers to help them get started!


Hackers should submit a Github Repository, and a demo (either a live link or a video link).

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,500 in prizes

1st Place - 1517 Grant

2nd Place

$250 Cash, Merch from Sponsors

3rd Place

$100 Cash, Merch from Sponsors

Honorable Mention - Top 5 (2)

MLH - Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath Branded Backpack.

MLH - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

MLH - Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack API or Platform. Winning team members will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

First Time Hacker!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


DistanceHacks Team

DistanceHacks Team

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    Is the project original? Have you never seen an idea like this before? Does the project go beyond traditional rules, patterns, and/or definitions? Does the project demonstrate progressiveness and imagination? Is the new idea meaningful?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are.

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