2020 has been quite the year. Let's put it in the past and start off 2021 in the right direction!


Whether its on your own, with your team, through our workshops (some of which will be taught by industry professionals) , or from our guest speakers, there's an extensive amount of information to absorb in every part of HackTheLib!


Team up or go solo and to create something awesome! Software, hardware, or a combination of both, anything that you have at home works. We encourage participants to use skills they already have, but also take these 3 days to learn something new and implement it to your project.


Although this event is all about learning and creating something cool, competition adds an edge to it like no other.

You can compete in any of our 5 categories:
Best OverallMost Practical/ScalableBest ImpactBest OriginalBest Design, Best First Time Hack, and Popular Vote Winner.


  • Participants: Individuals between 12-19 years old in age. 
  • Team Size: Up to four people per team (contact if more)
  • Location: Online


There are 3 submission requirements. You will need to complete all of them to make a submission to the Hackathon:

  1. Github repo link explaining which category(can be multiple) you are applying for.
  2. Devpost project questions
  3. YouTube video link

Hackathon Sponsors


Best Overall

Best Design

Most Complex

Most Original

Most Impactful

Popular Vote Winner

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


 Georgii Kliukovkin

Georgii Kliukovkin
Tech Lead at RingCentral

 Jackie Tapia

Jackie Tapia
Software Engineer at Sprout Social

Megan Bacani

Megan Bacani
Site Reliability Engineer at Sprout Social

Madelyn Nelson

Madelyn Nelson
Platform Software Engineer at Sprout Social

Richard Cortez

Richard Cortez
Computer Science Teacher at D211

 Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Senior Java Software Engineer

Jason Sendelbach

Jason Sendelbach
Senior Director of Engineering, Analytics at Sprout Social

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Look into the aesthetics of the application/program. This includes critiquing the natural appeal of the interface (user interface) and the natural interactivity of the interface (user experience) as well as design concepts and their relation to usability.
  • Complexity
    Analyze the technical intricacy of the program. Reward original code and dock points for stringing together code by other people (e.g. APIs) and presenting it as their solution
  • Uniqueness
    Dive deeper into the inventiveness of the idea, how did the contestant tried to stand out from the rest of the crowd? A great question to consider would be “Have I seen something like this idea before?” Another would be “what did they do differently?”
  • Impact
    Evaluate the real-world impact of the project and how it could be used to help others in the future or solve a problem. This includes the practicality of the project, if it's something that the everyday person can use and benefit from, it has impact.

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