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.  

Hackathon Sponsors


Build a data science project with Replit

Replit is a great tool for work with large sets of data directly on your browser. Using a third party data source like, build a data science project using Python and Replit's data science starter Repl. Submit on our Devpost.

Create your first Appwrite Cloud Function

Create your first Hello World Appwrite Cloud Function in a language of your preference and share a screenshot of your output on the Function's Logs page on Twitter tagging @appwrite You can learn how to create your first Appwrite Cloud Function here:" Submit on our Devpost

Build a web monetized application or website and share your experience with the Web Monetization community! []

Build a web monetized application or website and share your experience with the Web Monetization community! []
Don't forget to submit your project on our Day of Devpost!

Share a project you built (old or new) using one of GitHub's student developer pack tools

Share a project you built (old or new) using one of GitHub's student developer pack tools and post it to the GitHub Education Student Gallery. Don't forget to submit your code to our day-of Devpost page.

Say Hi on DiamondApp!

DeSo's API includes every feature you need to build your own Social Media application. Send a message to a friend on DiamondApp using React.JS using the DeSo Developer Hub! Don't forget to share your code on our day-of Devpost!

Set up a CI/CD workflow in one of your existing projects!

Signup for a free CircleCI account with GitHub and add a CI/CD workflow to one of your existing projects. Get started at Be sure to add your repo to our day-of Devpost. "

Make a phone ring with the internet!

"Make a phone ring with the internet! The Day 3 guide will walk you through making a phone call using Twilio and your terminal.
Don't forget to submit your code to our Day-Of Devpost!

Hack with SQL

Databases add a level of complexity to many hacks, and understanding SQL can benefit you in your hacker journey. Create a project that incorporates SQL databases, or simply learn how to write a few SQL queries. You can seek(ql) our Devpost here.

Get Started with UI/UX Design

Great UI/UX Design can transform a project. For this challenge, you can join our UI/UX Design live sessions, remagine how the UI/UX of a tool you use could be redesigned to better fit your needs, or even draw a mockup on paper. Share your new designs on Devpost.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • None

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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