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9 Hours left until submission deadline! Reminder: Demo videos are required!

Hello hackers!

9 HOURS to go until the submission deadline, which is Sunday August 23 at 10:30 AM Eastern Time!

Reminder that 1.5 hours was added to the 36 hour hacking period in order to give you all time to prepare and submit a demo video along with your project.

You are required to submit a video that demos your hack. Submissons without a video will be disqualified. The guidelines for the video are as follows:

Guidelines for Hack Submissions 

  • Max 5 minutes in length 
    • Tell us what your hack does
    • Demo your hack
  • Guiding Questions
    • What made you want to build this hack?
    • What was the most challenging part of the hack?
    • What is your tech stack? 
    • Refer to Judging Criteria to optimize what should and should not be in the video
  • File format
    • Video must be in English
    • TeamName_HT62020
  • Where to submit?
    • Devpost - Video Link
    • Make sure your video URL is from a platform that Devpost supports (YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). If your video is not hosted on one of these platforms, you'll receive a red error message that says, "Must be a valid YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku url."

Note: Don’t spend too much time editing the videos. Production quality of your videos won’t affect the judging (unless we absolutely can’t see or hear your video).

Video-making best practices from Devpost

If your team is willing, we'd love to see a team picture - which you can submit through file upload!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please send a message on Discord or email