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 INIT 2022? 

INIT is a celebration for the start of Major League Hacking's 2022 Hackathon Season, running from June 27 through July 4th! While this is the first time we are running INIT, the format will feel familiar to those who have participated in Local Hack Day. You can expect to complete challenges, hear about BIG community announcements, chat at hacker hangouts, enjoy fun live sessions, and make new memories (and memes).

We will be bringing back all of your favorite features of MLH events such as Local Hack Day style challenges, live technical sessions with MLHers, mini-events galore, and some cool content from our partners! Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Lots of exciting 2022 Season announcements
  • Beginner-friendly workshops
  • Challenges for all difficulty levels and all topics such as design, social, technical, entrepreneurial
  • Hacker-run guilds and leaderboards
  • Panels and 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! INIT 2022 will be the first opportunity of the 2022 Hackathon Season to get swag and it will even include our new season mascot… You’ll have to participate to find out!

 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. 


Your challenge submission must be completed within the submission period(Thursday, July 1st at 12 PM EST - Friday, July 2nd at 12 PM EST

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 one of INIT 2022 and 2) during day day of INIT 2022.  

Hackathon Sponsors


Create a 3D model

Three-Dimensional models are important across many different industries. Use any software to create a model.

Submit a Challenge with Someone in your Guild

Teamwork makes the dream work! Tackle one of these daily challenges or a weeklong challenge along with a member of your Guild. Ensure you add each other as teammates on the Devpost submissions and you’ll earn these points - plus the points from the challenge you submitted - it’s a real win-win situation.

Build with a Cloud Technology

Send your projects to new heights with cloud technology! Create a new project or add to an existing one with any cloud technology.

Create a Twitch Bot or Extension

As streaming becomes more and more popular, the popularity of robots and extensions to aid streamers is also becoming more prevalent! Create a twitch bot to help our streamers or viewers.

Non-traditional Input Game

Create a game that uses any sort of non-traditional input. That’s right, put away your mouse, arrow key, commercial controller, and find a new way to gather input for a game. You could use sound, hand motions, speech recognition, or anything else you can dream up.

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

Use Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment Analysis determines if text is positive, negative or neutral. You can use this in lots of different projects from analyzing social media to customer reviews.

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.

Use a Social Media API

Many popular social media platforms have APIs built for developers just like you to use. Twitter's API can allow you to read tweets and even post new ones, the Facebook API allows you to manage ads and upload photos. Pick any of the social media APIs and use them in a project.

Create a Password Manager

As we’re sure you know, keeping your passwords safe is extremely important. Create a manager to help you securely store your passwords in one spot.

Customize any Jina AI ‘Hello World’ project by using a different data set.

Getting started with Jina is easy to do. Let’s take it up a notch and customize one of their awesome ‘Hello World’ projects by downloading and using a new data set. Be sure to check out their Hello World project repo for step by step instructions on getting started.

Redesign a Website

Is there a website that you think could use some redesigning? Spruce it up and add your own style, then submit on the Day 4 Devpost. Feel free to fully implement designs or just create mockups!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • None
    INIT 2022 is a kick off event to the 2022 Hackathon season. Instead of judging projects and awarding prizes, we are giving out points to hackers who complete these challenges.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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