Please note, not all challenges are submitted on Devpost. If you don't see the challenge you're submitting for here, check the live site and your inbox to see where you should claim your points. 

What is Global Hack Week: INIT 2023?

INIT is a celebration for the start of the 2023 Hackathon Season! You can expect to complete challenges, hear about BIG community announcements, chat at hacker hangouts, enjoy fun live sessions, build technical projects, and make new memories.

You are in for an adventure featuring workshops, fun mini-events, challenges, panels, and more. These will help you to earn experience points no matter what level of hacking you are at, whether it’s writing your first lines of code or creating a multi-faceted project.

We'll have challenges, live technical sessions with MLHers, mini-events galore, and some cool content from our partners! Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Beginner-friendly workshops

  • Challenges for all difficulty levels and all topics such as design, social, technical, entrepreneurial

  • Hacker-run guilds

  • Talks from friends of MLH and our partners

  • Live sessions run by MLHers

  • And maybe an appearance from Totally Not Ryan (TNR)

Can I get swag at this event?

Yes, of course! GHW: INIT will feature some amazing 2023 Hackathon Season swag…you’ll have to participate to find out exactly what you’re getting! 

What is a Guild? How can I be a part of it?

One of the best parts of our community is that it allows people to meet and make connections with others, regardless of where you live. guilds are smaller communities within Major League Hacking. Whether you come in with a guild or not, you won’t be hacking alone.

Who organized Global Hack Week?

Global Hack Week is organized by Major League Hacking (MLH). It is our mission to empower hackers worldwide by providing them with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to succeed. 


Your challenge submission must be completed within the submission period.

When relevent, your code must be available in some sort of public repository. 

If you're continuing work on an old project, you MUST specify in your Devpost what was worked on 1) before this day of Global Hack Week: INIT 2023 and 2) during this day of Global Hack Week: INIT 2023.  

Hackathon Sponsors


Get ready to hack with Twilio!

Follow the Day 1 guide to get your free Twilio credit, setup DevPhone, and download CuRL. Don't forget to submit your code to our Day-Of Devpost! ‍

Add an amazing Readme to a project you already have on GitHub

Documenting your work is one of the most underrated ways to make your code more accessible.  Don't forget to submit your code to our day-of Devpost page to share what you've built with the world!‍

Build a web monetized game!

Are you planning on building a game during INIT? If so, this is a perfect time to monetize your project with just one line of HTML! We've got a step by step tutorial for you. Don't forget to submit your project on 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.

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.

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.

Update a classic video game

Calling all gamers! Pick out a classic video game (you can use your own judgment on what counts as “classic”) and update it! This could mean updating the graphics, music, or creating a replica of it. Challenge the rest of INIT to your game on the Devpost.

Create a Voice-Based project

Can you hear me? For this challenge, we want you to create a hack that’s powered by your voice. It could be a game, speech-to-text bot, or anything else you can think of. Don’t yell for the Devpost, it’s right here.

Build an Environmental Hack

We love going to hackathons and seeing projects to help the earth. Create any hack that will help us care for the environment better and show it off on our Devpost.

Automate your Morning Routine

A great day starts with a great morning routine. Build a hack that automates some part of your morning routine. Maybe that cup of coffee is brewed before your feet touch the ground, or your toothpaste is on the toothbrush without you lifting a finger. Submit on our Devpost and have a good morning!

Hack with React

React is a popular way to build interactive UIs. Try using it or adding it to an existing project. If you want to see our reaction, submit it on the Devpost.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • None

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