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.  

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Get started with 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 very own crypto-powered social media application! Don't forget to submit your code to our day-of Devpost page.

Play and learn with TwilioQuest

Simply download TwilioQuest, join the leaderboard, and play at least one mission. If you want to be in with a chance of winning a special TwilioQuest prize pack, rank top 5 in the leaderboard. Check out this guide to learn more.

Build a Discord bot

If you love Discord and want a quick and simple way to build and host your own Discord bot, Replit has you covered. Use their starter Repl to get going and show us what you come up with on our Day-of 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. Now you can use React.JS to build your own Wordle clone, customize your word list and deploy it to the cloud! Learn more by watching this video tutorial [ ]. Share your Linode enabled project to our day-of Devpost

Add an interledger payment pointer to monetize one of your projects!

We've got a step by step tutorial for you at Don't forget to submit your project on our Day of Devpost!

Build an App with GitHub’s IWD Experience tools

The Intro to Web Dev (IWD) experience provides you with a ton of useful resources for your next hack! Build something amazing with any of the tools provided and upload your project URL to GitHub's student gallery. Remember to submit your project to our day-of Devpost as well!

Build a Chatroom Server with JavaScript & Linode

Chatrooms are a great way to stay connected. You probably have several chats open right now! Today, we want you to learn how to build your own chatroom server using Linode! Check out this tutorial [ ] and submit your finished project to our day-of Devpost.

Create an NFT Gallery!

DeSo is a great way to mint, display and even auction your NFTs. Using the DeSo Developer Hub, or any DeSo resource you are familiar with, create an NFT gallery utilizing the DeSo API Get NFT Showcase endpoint! Don't forget to share your code on our day-of Devpost!

Ring ring, hello world. Configure your first Twilio number

Have your Twilio number respond to a phone call in Day 2! Don't forget to submit your code to our Day-Of Devpost!

Learn about Cybersecurity

Creating secure applications is essential in 2021. Take some time today to learn more about cybersecurity and try out implementing an element of cybersecurity in your hack. Submit securely on the Daily Devpost.

Create a Hack that Shares a Message

Build something that sends messages (we were inspired by postcards) to others. This is a great opportunity to share something with those you care about. Submit on our Devpost.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

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