Winter WonderHack is a 36-hour hackathon that takes place at Michigan Tech. Students from across the midwest come here to show their passion for making #something. As it would happen, attendees will also get to enjoy the world-famous Winter Carnival ice sculptures, along with events surrounding the MTU Career Fair!


Current students and those who have been a student within the past year are eligible. Teams may be one ot four people. All work submitted for consideration must be completed at the location and over duration of the event.


Select the categories, resources and technolgies used in your submission and upload a description of the purpose and function of you project. This may be in the form of a video, presentation, images or other media. Keep it brief - e.g. limit videos to no more than three minutes - and general. Judges will be visiting your project at the expo.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,520 in prizes

Most Novel (4)

Most Sophisticated (4)

Most Practical (4)

Student Life (4)

Projects in this category solve a student-centric problem, regardless of the size of impact.
Presented by Handshake

Drone Racing

Most practical use of mechanical and electrical technology (4)

This prize will be awarded to the team that creates the most industrially practical project with a focus on autonomy.


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$30 Gift Cards for each team member

Best Health Hack (4)

Use your skills and knowledge to create a method that improves an aspect of the health care industry. This can relate to members, doctors, providers or a combination of the three. For example, getting members to stick to a medication adherence program can drastically improve their quality of life. Stop by with questions!

Winning Teams Prize - Sphero SPRK+®

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Nathaniel Shapiro

Nathaniel Shapiro
Winter WonderHack

Judging Criteria

  • Novel
    Quality and innovative nature of the idea / demo
  • Practical
    Utility of the idea / demo
  • Deep
    Compelling and challenging use of the technologies and tools

Tell your friends

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.