After nearly 48 hours of hacking, Hack Princeton is finally drawing to a close. This hackathon boasts one of the most competitive hardware hacking categories around, so I’m really excited to see all the amazing things that people have been soldering together in the engineering labs. If you’re watching from home, make sure you keep your eye on the Hacker League page

The Merit Points Breakdown

The new scoring system gives each official MLH hackathon 100 Merit Points to distribute for every 100 hackers that attend the event. There were about 500 student hackers that descended on Princeton this weekend, so the Hack Princeton decided to distribute the points as follows:


  • 1st Place – 45 Points
  • 2nd Place – 37 Points
  • 3rd Place – 33 Points


  • 1st Place – 45 Points
  • 2nd Place – 37 Points
  • 3rd Place – 33 Points

Category Prizes

  • “Best Hack that Makes Life So Easy” – 30 Points
  • “Best Mobile Hack” – 30 Points
  • “Best Designed Hack” – 30 Points
  • “Best Echo” – 30 Points
  • “Best SendGrid Hack” – 30 Points
  • “Best Facebook Integrated Hack” – 30 Points
  • Crowd Favorite – 30 Points
  • Biggest Fail Hack – 30 Points
  • Best Use of MongoDB – 30 Points

EditThe Points were adjusted on 11/13/2013 to reflect addition of some missing sponsor prizes that weren’t on the list.

Good luck to everyone hacking. Keep an eye on the blog for the scoring announcement and follow us on Twitter at @MLHacks for live updates!

– Swift & the MLH Team