TigerHacks is Mizzou's annual hackathon occurring on November 4-6, 2021. TigerHacks is a free event where participants spend 36 hours working in small teams to build, code, and design projects they're excited about. There are workshops, mentors, and swag given out throughout the weekend, and did we mention, it is all free! Bring your ideas, and we will give you everything you need to make them come to life. All majors & experience levels are welcome. 

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Prizes

$10,646 in prizes
Cryptocurrency logo Prizes paid in cryptocurrency

1st Place: Developer Category

$4,000 in cash for the winning team (up to 4 members). This category is for experienced programmers who may have already attended hackathons before.

2nd Place: Developer Category

Microsoft Xbox Series X for each member (up to 4 members). This category is for experienced programmers who may have already attended hackathons before.

3rd Place: Developer Category

Garmin Forerunner 55 for each member (up to 4 members). This category is for experienced programmers who may have already attended hackathons before.

1st Place: Beginner Category

JBL Charge 5 speaker for each member (up to 4 members). This category is for less-experienced programmers who may be attending their first hackathon.

2nd Place: Beginner Category

Anker portable charger for each team member (up to 4 members). This category is for less-experienced programmers who may be attending their first hackathon.

1st Place: StartUp

$800 cash for the winning team (up to 4 members). This category is business-oriented. Be sure and emphasize how your hack can be made into a product/service!

2nd Place: Startup

Ninja air fryer for each team member (up to 4 members). This category is business-oriented. Be sure and emphasize how your hack can be made into a product/service!

1st Place: Best Game

Choose between 3 Midland Two Way Radios GXT1030VP4 and 3 ER310 emergency weather alert crank radios (up to 4 members). This category is for the best game related project.

1st Place: Crowd Favorite

Echo Dot (Alexa) for each team member (up to 4 members). This category is for the project that gets the most votes among participants at the closing ceremony

Panera's Hack for a Healthier & Happier World

At Panera, we embrace the opportunity to spread generosity to our communities, the planet, and you. We will be looking for the project that best focuses on using technology to spread generosity. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Panera Gift Card!

H&R Block's Most Useful Hack

Certificate + $100 Uber Eats Gift Card for each team member (up to 4 members). Most useful hack as voted by H&R Block.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a 12oz tumbler, Rubik's Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls, and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes (Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console)! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Use of DeSo
Cryptocurrency logo

DeSo is the official Web3 sponsor of the MLH Hackathon League and the first Layer 1 blockchain custom-built for decentralized social media applications. While a blockchain like Avalanche costs $0.50+ to store just a 200-character post, the DeSo blockchain is built with custom indexing and storage optimizations which make it 10,000X cheaper to store social content on-chain! In order to qualify for the contest, build a hack that uses the DeSo API. While social media apps are a great fit for DeSo, you can also build financial apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo blockchain. To get started, sign up for a DiamondApp account, make a post tagging @deso with both your event hashtag & #MLH. The DeSo team will then send you even more $DESO coin to build your hackathon project! On top of that, the team with the Best Use of DeSo gets $100 worth of $DESO coin, an exclusive DeSo branded tumbler, and a YubiKey Security Key!

Best Use of Velo by Wix

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript front-end and back-end, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Lisa Foessel

Lisa Foessel
H&R Block

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson
Panera Bread

Shailynn Hacker

Shailynn Hacker
H&R Block

Andy Couto

Andy Couto
Panera Bread

Arthur Mezo

Arthur Mezo
H&R Block

 Avery Lowe

Avery Lowe
Panera Bread

Erik Blubaugh

Erik Blubaugh
H&R Block

Genevieve Saab

Genevieve Saab
Shelter Insurance

Jonathan Forck

Jonathan Forck
Central Bank

Beth Verseman

Beth Verseman
Enterprise Holdings

Shea Spence

Shea Spence
Veterans United

Mike Williams

Mike Williams
Software Design Partners

Kristofferson Culmer

Kristofferson Culmer
Mizzou Assistant Professional Practice Professor, Director of Autonomous Systems Laboratory

Fang Wang

Fang Wang
Mizzou Associate Teaching Professor, Director of CREXR Lab

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    The difficulty level of the project.
  • Impact
    The real-world influence of the project.
  • Originality
    How creative/unique the project is.
  • Polish
    The overall look and professionalism of the project.
  • Relation to Theme
    How well does the project relate to the transportation theme?

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