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Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season

November 13th-15th

Worldwide, Online

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's 36-hour virtual tech innovation marathon where students across the world collaborate on new ideas to build mobile, web, and hardware projects. hackUMBC invites diverse groups of students to enjoy a weekend of hacking, workshops, tech talks, networking, and other fun activities. At the end of 36 hours, participants' projects are presented and judged for different prize categories from sponsors and other organizations.



Hacks focused around creating tools for building community and cultivating relationships in a virtual setting.


Hacks focused around increasing accessibility in healthcare, especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hacks focused around creating solutions for accessibility in education, especially in distance learning.


Whatever you want! These are hacks that don’t fall under any specific category.


Hacks focused around building solutions for inequities faced by historically marginalized communities.


Hacks focused around creating new ways to experience activities and pass times.

hackUMBC 2020 Event Calendar

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This year, we are still planning on offering all the same perks and excitement as previous years. However, we are going completely virtual in order to follow coronavirus safety guidelines. All communication throughout the event will be done Virtually, our Discord workspace, and Zoom video conferencing. We will be sending out specifics of the platform closer to the event.
To get swag, submit a hack during hackUMBC or attend at least 3 events, meetups, and/or workshops during hackUMBC!

A hackathon is a tech innovation marathon. This is where your dreams run wild. Solve a real-world problem with technology or build the next Iron Man suit.
To complete the pre-registration process you will need a valid student or government-issued ID card and your resume. Since this year hackUMBC will be hosted virtually, all you will need is your hacking device (laptop, desktop, tablet, etc.) and Wi-Fi!
Any high school or undergraduate students or recent graduates are eligible to participate in our event. Additionally, all participants must follow the MLH code of conduct and hackUMBC code of conduct.
This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! There will be workshops geared towards beginners and mentors to help you throughout the event.
Don’t worry, you may form or join a team by messaging the participant groups/chats that we’ll put you in during the weeks leading up to the weekend, as well as through team formation activities during the event.
Anything! Web, mobile, desktop, and hardware projects are all welcome. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness. Vist our DevPost from last year for more ideas.
Stay tuned...
Teams should be at most FOUR people. We highly recommend that you form a team, but solo hackers are allowed.
We strongly discourage building off of existing projects you've worked on. However, using third–party APIs and libraries are encouraged, as long as they're accessible by everyone.
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