A little over thirty-six hours ago, nearly 1,200 students from all over the United States made their ways to Ann Arbor for MHacks. From the API demos being broadcast over a massive jumbotron to the incredible venue (The Big House), everything about this hackathon has lived up to the truly epic propotions the organizers promised.

I tried something new at this hackathon that I really liked – I went around with Jon from Twilio and did video interviews with hackers about what they were building. They came out really well, so you should check them out herehere, and here.


So now, on to the moment you’ve been waiting for. I’ve been working with the organizers here to figure out the MLH Points will be distributed for the event. If you need a refresher on how scoring works, check out the breakdown I posted a few weeks ago. The MHacks Organizers got 1,000 MLH Points to distribute to teams based on merit. They decided to distribute them as follows:

Top Three Hacks 600 Points

  • 1st Place – 300 Points
  • 2nd Place – 200 Points
  • 3rd Place – 100 Points

4th – 8th Place Hacks 400 Points

The 4th – 8th Place teams will be receiving 80 MLH Points each for a total of 400 Points.

You can check out the full list of hacks on ChallengePost. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement with all the winners later this week and good luck to everyone hacking!

– Swift