Major League Hacking 2023 Hackathon Season
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Build the Future at Garuda Hacks.

Garuda Hacks 3.0 is a global 48-hour virtual hackathon where the world's greatest talents compete to solve the world's most pressing challenges using technology.

Win various prizes, receive certificates, and get prioritized job applications at Indonesia's top technology companies.

Held Virtually, August 26-28 2022
Finalist Round - September 1-3 2022 (more info in FAQ)

Open to both Indonesian citizens and non-citizens.

What's new at GarudaHacks?

Don't feel like coding but still want to participate in GarudaHacks? No worries! We are launching our new pitch competition tracks! This no-code alternative will have a dedicated judging panel and its set of exclusive prizes! You may only submit a “hack” or a “pitch”, not both, but you may freely switch between submitting either one up until the end of the submission period!

Check out the project tracks or FAQ sections to learn more.
Submit a hack:
  • 2 minute demo video
  • Link to GitHub repository with the code
Solve an issue in:
Rural development, health, or social good
Submit a pitch:
  • 5 minute pitch video
  • Max 15-slide pitch deck
Solve an issue in:
Rural development, health, or social good

Choose Your Project Track!

NEW: Each of the following 3 tracks will have no-code alternatives, the pitch competition tracks, where participants submit a 5 minute pitch video. Check out FAQ section for more info!


Whether your approach is preventive or curative interventions, what you create can save and improve lives, allowing people to better themselves and others.

How do we:

  • Educate people on healthy living practices?
  • Improve access to health regardless of socioeconomic status?
  • Raise awareness, and create conversations on mental health?

Social Good

We believe that your solutions can create opportunities for Indonesians, regardless of creed, ethnicity, or gender, to survive and thrive.

How do we:

  • Create fair and humane opportunities for all?
  • Educate people on systemic bias within society and improve equality?
  • Create a society where all Indonesians can thrive together?

Rural Dev

The government’s efforts brought internet connectivity to millions of Indonesians for the first time. This is just a stepping stone in rural development.

How do we:

  • Integrate Indonesians living in rural areas into the digital economy?
  • Showcase the creativity and diversity of Indonesia’s culture to the world?
  • Raise awareness and accelerate development to developing parts of Indonesia?

~$20 000 Worth of Prizes

No hackathon event is complete without the prizes to recognize your hard work!

Stand a chance to win cash, a pitching session with Silicon Valley investors, an invitation from startup accelerator programs, and many more.

Best Health Project

1st place prizes:
- Team cash prize: $500
- $250 DigitalOcean credit
- The Wolfram Award for each member
- Axure RP Team Edition

- Tickets to Pinnacle 2023

Best Social Good Project

1st place prizes:
- Team cash prize: $500
- $250 DigitalOcean credit
- The Wolfram Award for each member
- Axure RP Team Edition

- Tickets to Pinnacle 2023

Best Rural Dev Project

1st place prizes:
- Team cash prize: $500
- $250 DigitalOcean credit
- The Wolfram Award for each member
- Axure RP Team Edition

- Tickets to Pinnacle 2023

Best All-Girls Hack

1st place prizes:
- Team cash prize: $300
- $125 DigitalOcean credit

Runner-up prizes:
- Team cash prize: $200

Honorable Mention prizes:
- Team cash prize: $100

Best Pitch

Best Health Pitch prizes:
- Team cash prize: $300

Best Social Good Pitch prizes:
- Team cash prize: $300

Best Rural Development Pitch prizes:
- Team cash prize: $300

The Wolfram Award

Award letter to our top 12 teams include:

- 1 Year Subscription of Wolfram | One Personal Edition
- 1 Year Subscription of Wolfram | Alpha Pro

Participants do not need to use Wolfram tech to be eligible for this award

Best Use of Cohere AI

$1000 worth of credit for Cohere AI

Chance to write a blog about the project to be featured online.

Chance to present about the project in a Cohere community event.

Best Web3 Project by Polygon

The project must be built on the Polygon platform

1st place prizes:
- Team cash prize: $500

Runner-up prizes:
- Team cash prize: $300

Honorable Mention prizes:
- Team cash prize: $200

Best Use of Linode Cloud

Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit

Use any one of Linode's wide array of cloud products and take your hack to the next level! Whether you're looking for data storage, compute power or hosting, Linode has what you need and the complimentary credits to get you started.

Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub Octocat Puzzle & Sticker bundle

Sign up for GitHub Global Campus and make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera

Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboard

Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev

Anker Wireless Charger Bundle

AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future.

... and many more on our Devpost page

Build your dream project.

Garuda Hacks challenges your creativity, innovation, and skills by facilitating an immersive environment for innovators!
Participants will receive free access to various premium tools and softwares to help build their project.
Free domains for all teams
Free 1 month access to Business Plan
Free 1 month access to Wolfram|One
$100, 60-day trial for all teams
... and many more

Learn from experts.

With professionals from the tech industry as our guest-speakers, our workshops will open new channels and expand your knowledge.
Participate in workshops covering topics such as software engineering, product design, to startups.

Win prizes and get recruited.

Rise to the top and win various prizes like money, a pitching session with Silicon Valley investors, a spot in a startup accelerator, and many more.
Winners will also stand a chance to receive a prioritized job application process to Indonesia's top technology companies.
At Garuda Hacks, we believe in creating an inclusive, accessible, and conducive creative space. All Garuda Hacks participants are expected to abide to Major League Hacking (MLH) Code of Conduct to help create a positive hackathon experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have a lot of questions, so check below for some of the most common questions we’ve received.

For further questions, you may also contact us at

A hackathon is a programming competition in which competitors use technology to build innovative projects within 48 hours. There will be opportunities to win cool prizes, learn from our key-note speakers, and network with our sponsors.
Garuda Hacks 3.0 will be hosted on August 26-28 2022, completely virtually. All you need is to create a Discord account to communicate with our Garuda Hacks community.
Everyone can participate! We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about Hackathons, programming, and the tech industry to join Garuda Hacks!
Nope! You can learn along the way or team up with experienced programmers. Skills such as designing, business planning, and etc are all going to impact the projects in various ways! Also, check our new pitch competition tracks!
Attendees must abide by the Major League Hacking (MLH) Code of Conduct. We want to respect each other and keep Garuda Hacks a safe environment for all participants. We will also release a handbook closer to the date of the event.
The top 3 hacks for each project track (excluding pitch competition tracks) will qualify to the finalist round where each team takes another 48 hours to enhance their hacks and prepare a slide deck that they will pitch live on the Demo Day. More info included in handbook.
You can apply as an individual or as a team (up to 4 participants max). If in any case, you are looking for team members, you can form teams with other participating hackers at the beginning of our event. Don’t worry, we will help you pair up with other hackers!
Nothing at all!
You must submit your project’s video demonstration through Devpost. Additionally, it is optional for you to submit your project’s live website too.
We welcome all software, hardware hacks that align with our tracks, as well as pitch videos for our pitch competition tracks.
For each of the 3 project tracks, we have additional no-code tracks as alternatives where participants submit a 5-minute pitch video, much like a pitch competition. One project cannot qualify for both a pitch competition track and a regular track. More info is included in the handbook.