Mississippi State University's 24 hour hackathon

Welcome to the first annual Major League Hacking (MLH) hackathon in Mississippi! The HackState Leadership Team and Mississippi State University are so excited that you’re hacking with us.

A hackathon is a sprint-like coding competition. Over the course of 24 hours, you and your team will design and build a new computer-oriented project, such as a web application, mobile application, or a hardware innovation. Near the end of the event, you will show your progress to judges and possibility win some neat prizes.


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$3,100 in prizes

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

.tech Domains

First Time Hackers - Babel Street

All team members must be first time hackers.

Third Place

Team will receive a variety of development books from Big Nerd Ranch.

Second Place

Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

First Place

Amazon Echo Dot and a Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB

Best Safety Hack - International Paper

Four battery packs

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shon Myatt

Shon Myatt
Babel Street

John Hamilton, Ph.D.

John Hamilton, Ph.D.
Distributed Analytics and Security Institute

Jay Weaver

Jay Weaver

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Product, Technology, Coolness & Ambition, Teamwork & Exploration, and Discretionary