Hack the Earth 2020 is now online!


Themed around sustainability and the environment, Hack The Earth is a 36-hour weekend-long online hackathon where the brightest students invent and innovate new technology for the betterment of our planet. Environmental problems a massive challenge to the next generation and technology has a big role to play.

Let’s Hack the Earth.


Learn more at https://hacktheearth.ca




Participants: Hack the Earth welcomes any university, highschool students, and graduates who have graduated in the last 12 months in up to teams of 4!

Countries: Submissions not from North America may be inelligible for certain prizes due to shipping.




In your submission include:

  • Video demo of your hack. Keep it under 3 minutes. (Required)
  • A link to a public GitHub repository with a README.md with instructions for using your code. (Recommended)


Hackathon Sponsors


$CAD12,300 in prizes

First Place

300 CAD to any charity of your choice

Best Public Health Hack

For each team member:
- KZ ZSN Pro In-Ear Monitors
- Wolfram Subscription

Best Environmental Lifestyle Hack

For each team member:
- Vacuum Insulated Thermal Bottle
- Creative Tim Subscription

Best Pollution Hack

For each team member:
- Raspberry Pi Zero W Kit
- Wolfram Subscription

Best Climate Change Hack

For each team member:
- Google Home Mini
- Maple Soft subscription

Best Animal-Wellbeing Hack

For each team member:
- Custom Stuffed Animal
- 1Password Subscription
- Creative Tim Big Bundle

Best Natural Resources Hack

For each team member:
- Organic Pfennings Produce Basket
- Creative Tim Big Bundle

Best Other Hack

For each team member:
- XP-Pen G40S drawing tablet
- Creative Tim Big Bundle

Best Sustainable Technology Hack

For each team member:
- Herb Growing Kit
- Wolfram subscription

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Judging Criteria

  • Environmental Impact
    How big of an impact does the project have on the environment?
  • Design
    Is the project well-made and polished? Does it fulfill its intended purpose?
  • Technical
    How technically challenging is the project? Were the right technologies chosen for the task at hand?
  • Creativity
    Is the project fresh or unique? Is it something that already exists but with a new twist?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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