HTW is a completely virtual international hackathon organised by students, for students. Push the boundaries of technologies while hearing from the best minds in their fields.


Submission requirements

1 : Video demo of your hack explaining your hack and the problem it is solving. (Length suggested about 5 min)

2 : GitHub repository link. (Make sure to make the repository public.)

3 : Demo Link if website.

Hackathon Sponsors


$85,245 in prizes



First Place

Admission into Hestia Academy, a self-learning community enabling teenagers to discover their mission. Admittees are granted $500 each.

Best Use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

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 web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Creativity will be graded out of a potential 5 points

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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