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Hackathon in the Cloud

Action Items

Review the guide

Promote your event


Free Benefits

Typeform GitHub Pages HackMIT Visual Studio Code GitLens Mailgun

Est. Time

2 hours




Learn how to organize, promote, and communicate your next codefest or hackday. Whether you're hosting your first or you’re a pro, the Hackathon in the Cloud Experience gives students the tools to help empower student hacker communities.

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Make managing your virtual hackathon events even easier.

  • Created by Major League Hacking (MLH), this series of guides detail software solutions that manage various aspects of a codefest or hackathon, developed from elite student hackathon organizers from around the globe. Review HackMIT’s Virtual Hackathon guide that empowers Hackathon organizers to create efficient systems.
  • Launch your Hackathon event through the creation of a GitHub Page, where you can build your hackathon website from scratch. Use Typeform to survey, send forms and collect the information of hackathon participants. With Mailgun’s intuitive features, it allows you to send, receive, and track email effortlessly.
  • Keep your community connected by using GitHub Discussions, a collaborative communication forum for the community around an open source project. Jumpstart your real time collaboration with VS Code Live Share and GitLens, the #1 Git extension for VS Code providing auto-linking and rich hover information for GitHub pull requests and issues.

Related resources

The MLH Hackathon Organizer Guide

The MLH Hackathon Organizer Guide

Learn some of the practices used by hackathon organizers all around the world. This guide should contain the greatest advice, suggestions, and tips you need to launch a great hackathon event.


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