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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(Monday, June 28th at 12 PM EST - Tuesday, June 29th 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 an Educational Project

What skill do you have that you think more people should know? Create a hack that helps teach the user something new. It can be anything from how to code in a particular language, how to cook your favorite dish, or even how to play an instrument.

Build a Clone of any Card or Board Game

Want to really put some of your chess and hacking skills to the test? Or maybe you’re more of a crazy eights kind of hacker. Pick any board/card game that you enjoy and bring it online.

Build a Fitness App

Fitness applications are some of the most popular projects at hackathons. Maybe Use the Strava API to track your miles, Garmin or FitBit API to analyze activity, or anything else you can think of.

Write Code to Sort a List

This is a classic problem in computer science for a reason. If you’re new to hacking, keep it simple! If you’re one of our more experienced hackers, try this in a new language or without leveraging search engines. If you’re looking for a specific list to sort, try sorting this list of hackathons alphabetically and then try sorting by their dates

Design your own Season Tee

We know how much y’all love our season tee’s and we’re so excited to reveal what our 2022 tee looks like later this week at MLH INIT. In the meantime, we want you to design your own.

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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