The theme for Sprint 1 will be Developer Tools. Well done on finishing your first sprint! You probably found it a little overwhelming at first but you've all worked so hard to build some incredible project! Now you're going to use what you've learnt over the last 3 weeks and build upon it.

During this sprint, you'll work to achieve the following:

  1. A project associated with Gaming
  2. Apply feedback you received from Sprint 1
  3. Attend a live session hosted by a member of our team!


For this sprint, the theme will be Gaming. You may have never looked into game development, but don't worry! Our industry experts are here to help. In the video below, Abner made a great video explaining game development are and what you should focus on. Find that below!

Game Development will be a little unfamiliar with some new concepts, but there's some great opportunity to learn some new skills, and have some fun making games!

You don't necessarily need to make a game for this! Anything related to game development fits with the theme. Maybe you want to make an app to help people with a game, or work on a mod for an existing game that allows for that: the possibilities are endless. Work with your Pod Leaders to come up with ideas!

Reminder: only use assets and material that you have the right to use. You can find assets with a license that will let you use them for education, or you can have a go at making your own assets!


You must be an Explorer Fellow of the MLH Fellowship (Batch 2) in order to be eligible to participate.


As you know, you have until the beginning of your hackathon final demos to work on your project. As part of your submission, you’ll need to complete the following:

  1. Publish your project on GitHub with an appropriate Open Source license
  2. Record a 3-5 minute video overview and demo of your project.

The full page can be found here.

Publishing Your Project on GitHub

Before demos the repository should be set to public and should have an appropriate README and LICENSE included. One of the criteria that you will be evaluated on is your use of Git and GitHub best practices, so also try to make sure your commit history is visible on the repository.

Recording a Demo Video

You can use something like OBS to record your screen to showcase your project. You don't need to make any slides, but instead show us what your project does (regardless of how polished it is). Upload this to YouTube afterwards but make sure it's unlisted or public.

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Gaming Mouse

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SteelSeries Arctis 1 Gaming Headset to every member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Yashika Sharma

Yashika Sharma
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.0 and Pod 2.1.1

Rashika Karki

Rashika Karki
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.2

Karan Sheth

Karan Sheth
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.3

Will Russell

Will Russell
Program Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Coding Quality
    .gitignore, Linting, Useful comments, Logging instead print statement, File structure
  • Documentation
    What is the project, How can you start the project, How can you contribute to the project
  • Git Best Practices
    Good use of PRs, Good use of Issues, Good Commit Messages, add an appropriate license
  • Teamwork
    Working effectively as a team and improving on mistakes as they go
  • Learning
    Using tools and stuff they’re not necessarily familiar with, stretching themselves to try new things

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