About the challenge

This year, we have decided to host a hackathon in honour of the English Mathematician Ada Lovelace, AdaHack. The hackathon aims to celebrate our community’s creativity and ideas and is a great opportunity for students from different backgrounds to work together in teams and come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. It is a 12 hour hackathon in collaboration with Major League Hacking open to all gender minorities. The main medium of communication and announcements during the hackathon will be Discord. There are a lot of exciting challenges and prizes for students of all programming capabilities. Please visit https://adahack.net/  for more information!


What to Build

You are at the freedom to build anything you want! 

What to Submit

You can submit your code (as a zipped file) or presentation with your team name, table number and challange specification!

Hackathon Sponsors


£600 in prizes

1st Place Prize - Amazon Echo Dot + Accenture Event

Amazon Echo Dots for everyone on a team of five with the chance to attend the Accenture Event!

2nd Place Prize - Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speakers for everyone on a team five!

3rd Place Prize - Rii Keyboard and Mouse

Keyboards and mouses for everyone on a team of five!

Hopper's Tech Challenge Prize - Eono Wireless Charger

Eono Wireless Chargers for everyone on a team of five!

EUFS Bag Bonanza Challenge

Create a web application which provides viewing, searching, filtering, uploading and ownloading capabilities for data collected during the testing of an autonomous racecar.

HumanEd Challenge (2)

Programming Society Challenge

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of Velo by Wix

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Best DeSO Hack

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, build a hack that uses the DeSo API. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. To get started, sign up for a DiamondApp account, make a post tagging @deso with both your event hashtag & #MLH. The DeSo team will then send you even more $DESO coin to build your hackathon project!
On top of that, the team with the Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler!

Best Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade

Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!

Best Hack for Social Good by BlackRock

Now is your chance to put your creativity to the test and build the most socially conscious hack for the greater good. Use technology to tackle problems like world hunger, poverty or pollution and earn a chance to win some awesome prizes, courtesy of BlackRock.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Rohan Nittur

Rohan Nittur

Apoorv Garg

Younwoo Jeong

Kuan Lon Vu

 Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang

Ojaswee Bajracharya

Javier Caro

Javier Caro

Henrich Hegedus

Niklas Burggraaff

Niklas Burggraaff

Khalid Hersafril

Khalid Hersafril

Oded Sharon

Oded Sharon

Ella Hedegart Flaata

Ella Hedegart Flaata

Angus Stewart

Angus Stewart

Dilina Dehigama

Dilina Dehigama

Cameron Matthew

Cameron Matthew

Mrinmoy Sonowal

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Tech Used
    Quality of code or prototype produced, engineering skills.
  • Design Considerations
    Accessibility, choice of layouts, colour schemes, etc.
  • Quality of Demo
    Clarity of demo, is the idea explained well and concisely?
  • Orginality of the Idea
    How unique/creative is the idea?

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