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Hackathon in the Cloud

Make managing your virtual hackathon events even easier. 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.

Offers in this bundle

  • typeform
  • github-pages
  • student-vscode
  • gitlens
  • mailgun
Additional benefits

Additional benefits are not included in the Student Developer Pack, but are exclusively offered by GitHub and partners for this Experience.

  • mlh
  • mitplatform
  • github



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

Event Promotion

Launch your Hackathon event through the creation of a GitHub page. Once launched, offers like Typeform and Mailgun will help you promote your event by using the tools to create registration forms, survey participants and send, receive, and track emails.

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.

Communication & Collaboration

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. These tools will help you track who committed what and when during an event.

Offers and additional benefits


About Typeform

Interactive forms, surveys & quizzes to engage and grow your audience


Free professional plan for 1 year.

Design Marketing
GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages

About GitHub Pages

Websites for you and your projects. Hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.


Get one site per GitHub account and organization, and unlimited project sites.

Developer tools
Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

About Visual Studio Code

Microsoft's goal is to empower all students with the best resources and tools as they learn to code.


These coding packs help you download everything you need to start coding in Java, Python, or .NET.

Developer tools

About GitLens

GitLens is the #1 Git extension for VS Code; it unlocks the knowledge within your Git repos to help visualize code authorship by leveraging CodeLens and Git blame. GitLens provides auto-linking and rich hover information for GitHub pull requests and issues.


Free GitLens+ Pro while you are a student.

Developer tools

About Mailgun

Powerful APIs that enable you to send, receive and track email effortlessly.


20,000 free emails and 100 free email validations each month for up to 12 months.

Infrastructure & APIs

Additional Benefits


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.

Visit the MLH website to learn more

Additional Benefits


HackMIT’s Open-Source Software

Add some sparkle to any hackathon event using this curated selection of top open-source projects and resources from HackMIT.

Check out the curated hackathon open source projects

Additional Benefits


GitHub Discussions QuickStart Guide

Create a collaborative communication forum for your next virtual hackathon.

Quickstart your hackathon collaboration