Join us for Virginia Tech's 10th annual hackathon! Live updates and information about the event on the day-of can be found on our live site or in our Discord


  • The judging phase starts on Sunday, Nov 13th at 10:30 AM EST and ends at 12:30 PM EST. The Judging process will be in-person in a science fair style; you'll have 3 minutes to present your project to judges.

  • If you have questions about how to submit to Devpost, drop a question in the Discord  #submission-faq channel.

  • Remember that you are only allowed to submit projects made during VTHacks X (and not at other events, multiple submission is grounds for disqualification).

    Submission Rules FAQ:
    Accept submission to multiple events? No
    Able to work on an old project? No
    Does every member on Devpost need to be registered for the hackathon? Yes
    Are hackers allowed to work on multiple teams (across 1 event or multiple)/submitting multiple projects? No
    Public repositories for our code required (GitHub, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)? Yes
    What type of project is accepted? Code required or is a concept (Figma, Powerpoint) acceptable?  Code required

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,856 in prizes

VTHacks - First Place

Prize: 4 Nintendo Switches (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins

VTHacks - Second Place

Prize: Beats Studio 3 (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins

VTHacks - Third Place

Prize: JBL Flip 5 (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins

Capgemini - Best ML Hack Using Carbon Footprint Data

The team will use carbon footprint data in their machine learning hack.

Prize: Oculus VR Headsets (One for each team member)

Peraton - Best Web Hack Using React

Prize: $100 Amazon gift card for each team member and tons of swag!

J.B Hunt - Best Hack Implementing a Mapping API

Prize: 3D printers for the whole team (Ender 3s) and summer internship offers with us for the whole team which could very likely lead to full time employment.

EY - Best Data Visualization Hack

Prize: Branded Backpack and a Portable WiFi & Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa (for each team member)

Cipher Tech - Best Digital Forensics Hack

Design the best application that pertains in some way to Digital Forensics.

Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card and Swag Bag (Yeti Tumbler, Nike Hat, and more!)

VTHacks - Best UX/UI

Prize: 4 Drawing Tablets (One for each team member)

VTHacks - People's Choice

Prize: Logitech K380 (One for each team member)

VTHacks - First Hackathon

Prize: Uno Arduino Starter Kit (One for each team member)

VTHacks - Most Unique (Penguin)

Prize: 4 Bean Bag Chairs (One for each team member)

VTHacks - Most Polished (Glass)

Prize: 4 Apple AirTags (One for each team member)

VTHacks - Best Presentation

Prize: Echo Show 5 (One for each team member)

VTHacks - Almost Hack (Best Hack that Failed)

Prize: Govee Glide LED Wall Lights (One set for each team member)

[MLH] Best Domain Name from

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a 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!

[MLH] 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 a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit.

[MLH] Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

[MLH] Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

[MLH] Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera

Hedera is a next-generation blockchain technology that’s accessible from familiar programming languages like Java and JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3 development even more accessible to hackers like you! Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    How challenging or impressive your project is from a software or hardware development perspective.
  • Originality
    How novel, creative, or outside the box is your idea.
  • Usefulness
    How likely is it that your project could warrant further development as a complete application which others would use.
  • UI and UX
    How visually appealing the project is, how well the target audience was considered in development, and ease of use
  • Presentation
    How well the team explained their project, it's importance, how it was made, and their professionalism/creatitivty in speaking.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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