Challenges

Curious about attending Global Hack Week: INIT? Browse some of the most common questions we receive below!

Registration

Register for Global Hack Week: INIT

Begin your journey by getting registered at hackp.ac/init!

Join a Guild

We want you to join a guild at GHW: INIT! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and find your community. Head to the #ghw-init-looking-for-guild on Discord to find your hacker family. Then head back to discord.mlh.io to choose your guild. 

Update your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! Any GHW: Share participants with an address submitted to us will earn an experience point!

Join the MLH Community Discord

Discord is our communication platform during all things Global Hack Week. Fill out discord.mlh.io to join. If you’re not familiar with Discord, follow the steps in #🚦-get-started!

Refer a Friend to GHW: INIT

We want you to share GHW: INIT with your community! Just have them fill out hackp.ac/INITReferral after they’ve registered. Each attendee can only be referred by one individual. Hackers who refer at least 1 hacker will be entered for a swag drawing

Subscribe to the MLH Hacker Newsletter

MLH sends out a hacker newsletter every two weeks to let you know about awesome events, upcoming prize competitions, resources, and more! At the bottom of any GHW: INIT emails, you’ll see links to sign up for our newsletters!

[Repeatable!] Check In Daily

Each and every day, you can earn experience points by checking in (this is also how you’ll earn your bonus swag!). It’s as simple as that! You can easily access our check in pages here.

Fill out the GHW: INIT 2022 Swag Form

We want to send you some amazing swag, so head to hackp.ac/INITSwag to ensure you’re able to rep GHW long after INIT ends.

Register for Global Hack Week: INIT

Begin your journey by getting registered at hackp.ac/init!

Join a Guild

We want you to join a guild at GHW: INIT! These are a great place to meet other hackers, and find your community. Head to the #ghw-init-looking-for-guild on Discord to find your hacker family. Then head back to discord.mlh.io to choose your guild. 

Update your Address

Head to hackp.ac/Address to make sure we have an updated address so we can send you swag! Any GHW: Share participants with an address submitted to us will earn an experience point!

Join the MLH Community Discord

Discord is our communication platform during all things Global Hack Week. Fill out discord.mlh.io to join. If you’re not familiar with Discord, follow the steps in #🚦-get-started!

Refer a Friend to GHW: INIT

We want you to share GHW: INIT with your community! Just have them fill out hackp.ac/INITReferral after they’ve registered. Each attendee can only be referred by one individual. Hackers who refer at least 1 hacker will be entered for a swag drawing

Subscribe to the MLH Hacker Newsletter

MLH sends out a hacker newsletter every two weeks to let you know about awesome events, upcoming prize competitions, resources, and more! At the bottom of any GHW: INIT emails, you’ll see links to sign up for our newsletters!

[Repeatable!] Check In Daily

Each and every day, you can earn experience points by checking in (this is also how you’ll earn your bonus swag!). It’s as simple as that! You can easily access our check in pages here.

Fill out the GHW: INIT 2022 Swag Form

We want to send you some amazing swag, so head to hackp.ac/INITSwag to ensure you’re able to rep GHW long after INIT ends.

Daily challenges

[Repeatable] Registered for a Hosted by MLH Hackathon

Sign up for an upcoming Hosted by MLH Hackathon and get one point for each event you register for!  Send us a screenshot on our form.

[Repeatable] Register for an upcoming Global Hack Week

Register for an upcoming Global Hack Week and earn a point for each one you register for. Send us a screenshot on our form.

Create a Starter Pack for Someone Else

We want you to help out other hackers by creating a starter pack! This could include tutorials, starter code, or anything else you think someone needs to get started with your favorite tool, programming language, or framework. Send it to our Devpost.

Create a Playlist Generator

Createe an application that generates playlists. Submit on the Devpost so we can sing your praises. 

Keep learning as a Twilio Field Operator.

In Day 7, you will learn about Twilio Field Operators, and how to apply. Don't forget to screenshot your successful application and submit to our Day-Of form!

Mint an NFT!

Using your DiamondApp account, mint an INIT themed NFT and post it to your profile! Don't forget to screenshot your creation and share it on our day-of form! You could complete two challenges in one if you mint your redesign of season mascot!

Create a demo video for one of your challenges

We want you to submit a 2 minute long “demo” video of your favorite hack or hacks you made this week. Your video should show us a demo of what you built while you explain why you built it. Submit on our Devpost.

Design a mascot for your guild

MLH has Season Mascots and your Guild should too! Draw, doodle, or otherwise create a mascot for your Guild. Submit it on our form.

Create a Budget Application

Knowing and understanding where your money goes is a great first step to being confident with your finances. Build a project to help you create or understand a budget and show it to us on the Devpost

Add an interledger payment pointer to monetize one of your projects!

We've got a step by step tutorial for you at https://hackp.ac/coil-medium. Don't forget to submit your project on our Day of Devpost!

Create a One Button Game

Take a stab at one of our favorite challenges - one button games. This is exactly what it sounds like, your game can only have one button (think flappy bird) . Submit your hack on our Devpost and share it on Discord! 

Hack with Figma

Figma is a powerful design tool that can take your hacks to the next level. Design something in this tool and share it with us on our form

Use Wix to complete any of today’s challenges

Use our partner Wix to complete any of the available challenges today. Let us know on the form which of your projects you completed with Wix! 

Get started with DeSo!

Sign up for a DiamondApp account and submit your first post to the platform. We’ve got a getting started guide for you to use along with the DeSo Developer Hub! Share the GitHub Repository of your code screenshot of your post to our Devpost.

Redesign your Favorite Mobile Application

Ever been frustrated with how an app was laid out? We want you to pick any mobile app and imagine a new layout for it. You can simply draw it out, wireframe it, or even write the code if you’d like. Submit your hack on our Devpost

Claim your Linode Credits

Head to https://hackp.ac/ghwinit-linode to get started. You can signup using PayPal, Google Pay or a Credit Card to claim your $100 credit that lasts for an entire year! Send a screenshot to our Day-of form after you've completed this challenge.

Draw a Comic about Tech

Share your passion for technology with a comic! Draw any sort of comic you’d like (using any medium you prefer) and share it with us on our form.

[Repeatable] Complete any challenge using any sponsor technology

Pick any of our sponsor technologies and use it to complete one of our open challenges! Tell us which technlogy you used on the form.

Play and learn with TwilioQuest

Simply download TwilioQuest, join the leaderboard, and play at least one mission. If you want to be in with a chance of winning a special TwilioQuest prize pack, rank top 5 in the leaderboard. Check out this guide to learn more.

Build a Wordle clone in as little as 15 minutes!

Wordle is a great game to pass the time, challenge yourself and have fun. You can use React.JS to build your own Wordle clone and deploy it to the cloud! Learn more by watching their video tutorial. Share your Linode enabled project to our Devpost.

Build & post a game on Replit using Kaboom.js

Kaboom.js is an awesome way to put your JavaScript skills to work on developing Video Games directly in your browser. Replit even has a starter Repl that will help bring your ideas to life in no time at all. Submit on our Devpost.

Build your own Social Media application on DeSo!

DeSo is the first blockchain built specifically to support Social Media applications. Checkout the DeSo Developer Hub for all of the available API calls you can use to build your own crypto-powered social media application! Submit to our Devpost.

Learn how to find a .com domain name!

Learn how to find a .com domain name ideas for your GHW: INIT project using NameStudio.com®, a domain name generator by Verisign. Head to https://hackp.ac/ghwinit-verisign to get started!

Redeem your Coil Credits

Web Monetization allows someone viewing a webpage to stream micropayments to the page's creator. Visitors who have a Coil membership can stream payments to you as they spend time on your websites or content.  Claim your credits today!

Mint an NFT!

Using your DiamondApp account, mint an INIT themed NFT and post it to your profile! Don't forget to screenshot your creation and share it on our day-of form! You could complete two challenges in one if you mint your redesign of season mascot!

Use Wix to complete any of today’s challenges

Use our partner Wix to complete any of the available challenges today. Let us know on the form which of your projects you completed with Wix! 

[Repeatable] Complete any challenge using any sponsor technology

Pick any of our sponsor technologies and use it to complete one of our open challenges! Tell us which technlogy you used on the form.

Keep learning as a Twilio Field Operator.

In Day 7, you will learn about Twilio Field Operators, and how to apply. Don't forget to screenshot your successful application and submit to our Day-Of form!

Mint an NFT!

Using your DiamondApp account, mint an INIT themed NFT and post it to your profile! Don't forget to screenshot your creation and share it on our day-of form! You could complete two challenges in one if you mint your redesign of season mascot!

Add an interledger payment pointer to monetize one of your projects!

We've got a step by step tutorial for you at https://hackp.ac/coil-medium. Don't forget to submit your project on our Day of Devpost!

Use Wix to complete any of today’s challenges

Use our partner Wix to complete any of the available challenges today. Let us know on the form which of your projects you completed with Wix! 

Get started with DeSo!

Sign up for a DiamondApp account and submit your first post to the platform. We’ve got a getting started guide for you to use along with the DeSo Developer Hub! Share the GitHub Repository of your code screenshot of your post to our Devpost.

Claim your Linode Credits

Head to https://hackp.ac/ghwinit-linode to get started. You can signup using PayPal, Google Pay or a Credit Card to claim your $100 credit that lasts for an entire year! Send a screenshot to our Day-of form after you've completed this challenge.

[Repeatable] Complete any challenge using any sponsor technology

Pick any of our sponsor technologies and use it to complete one of our open challenges! Tell us which technlogy you used on the form.

Play and learn with TwilioQuest

Simply download TwilioQuest, join the leaderboard, and play at least one mission. If you want to be in with a chance of winning a special TwilioQuest prize pack, rank top 5 in the leaderboard. Check out this guide to learn more.

Build a Wordle clone in as little as 15 minutes!

Wordle is a great game to pass the time, challenge yourself and have fun. You can use React.JS to build your own Wordle clone and deploy it to the cloud! Learn more by watching their video tutorial. Share your Linode enabled project to our Devpost.

Build & post a game on Replit using Kaboom.js

Kaboom.js is an awesome way to put your JavaScript skills to work on developing Video Games directly in your browser. Replit even has a starter Repl that will help bring your ideas to life in no time at all. Submit on our Devpost.

Build your own Social Media application on DeSo!

DeSo is the first blockchain built specifically to support Social Media applications. Checkout the DeSo Developer Hub for all of the available API calls you can use to build your own crypto-powered social media application! Submit to our Devpost.

Learn how to find a .com domain name!

Learn how to find a .com domain name ideas for your GHW: INIT project using NameStudio.com®, a domain name generator by Verisign. Head to https://hackp.ac/ghwinit-verisign to get started!

Redeem your Coil Credits

Web Monetization allows someone viewing a webpage to stream micropayments to the page's creator. Visitors who have a Coil membership can stream payments to you as they spend time on your websites or content.  Claim your credits today!

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Design a mascot for your guild

MLH has Season Mascots and your Guild should too! Draw, doodle, or otherwise create a mascot for your Guild. Submit it on our form.

Hack with Figma

Figma is a powerful design tool that can take your hacks to the next level. Design something in this tool and share it with us on our form

Redesign your Favorite Mobile Application

Ever been frustrated with how an app was laid out? We want you to pick any mobile app and imagine a new layout for it. You can simply draw it out, wireframe it, or even write the code if you’d like. Submit your hack on our Devpost

Draw a Comic about Tech

Share your passion for technology with a comic! Draw any sort of comic you’d like (using any medium you prefer) and share it with us on our form.

[Repeatable] Complete any challenge using any sponsor technology

Pick any of our sponsor technologies and use it to complete one of our open challenges! Tell us which technlogy you used on the form.