About the challenge

Hacklahoma is an annual 24-hour hackathon hosted by students at the University of Oklahoma. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment for students of all backgrounds, experience levels, and majors to express their creative and innovative visions.  We are excited to host our sixth-annual event in an in-person-only fashion this year. We are happy to provide a safe and fun experience for hackers.

Get started

Check out our website for more information: https://2023.hacklahoma.org 
Register at https://register.hacklahoma.org

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$4,105 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switches for the first-place prize! MLH Winner Pin + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Certificate

2nd Place

Aipod Pros Generation 2 for the second-place prize! MLH Winner Pin + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Certificate

3rd Place

Asus Gaming Monitors for the 3rd place prize! MLH Winner Pin + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Certificate

Best Beginner

The best beginners will win the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot!

Best Theme

The Best Theme Hack will win Keychron K8 keyboards!

Best Hardware Hack

The best hardware hack will win Arduino starter kits! Please opt-in to this if you choose to use hardware in your hacking.

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including an Auth0 branded Rocketbook and Rubik's Cube! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

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!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Individuality
    How is your project unique to you? How does it stand out from other projects that are at Hacklahoma, or already out in the world?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Does it seem feasible that the project was able to be completed in 24 hours? Does the project seem like it was too difficult, too simple?
  • Learning
    Did you push yourself or minimize your skills and effort? Did you overcome any challenges or did you do it with your eyes closed? The risks you took play a big role here.
  • Presentation
    Did you display a presentation or explanation that clearly demonstrates your project, its features, and how well you meet the above criteria?
  • Code Submission
    Did you submit your source code?
  • Overall Execution
    Overall, how does your project compare to the other projects given the above criteria?

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