We are Auburn University’s premier programming event organized by students, for students. With this hackathon, Auburn University's Computer Science & Software Engineering strives to promote technical innovation and highlight students’ skills and abilities. Partnering with Major League Hacking (MLH), we aim to bring out the best and brightest students, not just from Auburn University but from other universities all over the United States.

On February 11-12, 2023, this 24-hour, full-steam-ahead event will challenge participants to learn, think outside the box, and push the limits on what they can build using technology.

For more information, please visit our official website at auburnhacks.com


Participants must be either officially enrolled students at a university OR graduated from a university within the last year.

Teams may contain anywhere from 1 to 4 members.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,600 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Each team member will receive $500

Best Overall Hack Runner Up

Each team member will receive $300

Best in Theme: Tropical Paradise

Each team member will receive $100

Best Overall Hack - Newcomers

Each team member will receive $250

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

Prize: M5G0 IoT Starter Kit

MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Prize: Domain.com Branded Backpacks

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com Branded Backpack.

GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle

Prize: GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Prize: GameGo Console & Twilio Swag Bag

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

Prize: Fidelity Branded Wireless Charger

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Andrew McGehee

Andrew McGehee
Software Engineer - Google

Jeriel Ng

Jeriel Ng
AuburnHacks Founder

Bud Jameson

Bud Jameson
Lockheed Martin

Alina Momin

Alina Momin
MLH Representative

Haynes Heaton

Haynes Heaton
Professor - Auburn University

Kevin Craig

Kevin Craig
Professor - Auburn University

Joshua Sahib

Joshua Sahib
Professor - Auburn University

Chris Rawlings

Chris Rawlings
Los Alamos National Lab

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation of Solution
  • Technical Achievement
  • Aesthetic Design
  • General Effect / Presentation

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