Date: February 17-18th 2024

Hosted by the Washington State University's Association of Computing Machinery, we're thrilled to announce the CrimsonCode Hackathon 2024! This dynamic, 24-hour coding marathon is an exhilarating opportunity for coders, developers, and tech enthusiasts to come together and innovate.


What to Expect:

  • 24-Hours of Coding: Immerse yourself in a day-long coding spree. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there's something for everyone.
  • Interactive Workshops: Join our bite-sized workshops tailored for a quick boost to your coding journey.
  • Fun Activities: Take a break and engage in entertaining activities designed to keep your spirits high and foster a sense of community.
  • Fantastic Prizes: Compete for amazing prizes in various categories. It's not just about winning; it's about creating something extraordinary.
  • Delicious Food: Stay fueled throughout the event with a variety of food options to keep your coding energy high.
  • Community and Networking: Connect with fellow tech enthusiasts, share ideas, and build lasting relationships in the tech community.

Get ready to code, create, and connect at CrimsonCode 2024. Let's come together to celebrate technology and creativity in an exciting and friendly environment!

Register Here

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,600 in prizes

CrimsonCode Main track winner (6)

Most Creative Adobe Express Add-On

Wacom Wireless Drawing Tablet & JBL Go3 Speaker
Adobe Express is an AI-first, all-in-one content creation app that makes it fast, easy and fun to design and share videos, images, PDFs, flyers, TikToks, logos and more. Best of all, it’s free to get started.

Add-ons in Adobe Express are simply extensions and integrations that are built upon very powerful APIs. These APIs provide access to the user’s document, connections to third-party tools, and so much more. You can extend the functionality of Adobe Express using add-ons to unlock new capabilities and workflows. Check out these add-ons to see what other cool ideas developers have implemented!

For this hackathon, we want you to build a creative add-on for Adobe Express. Users are looking for add-ons that involve assets like stickers or icons, work with presentations and data visualization, and work in roles like marketing and e-commerce. Build an Adobe Express add-on this weekend for a chance to win a Wacom Wireless Drawing Tablet and JBL Go3 Speaker for you and each member of your team!

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry

Hack from Home kit
GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best Use of Auth0

Wireless Headphones & Battery Pack
Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Auth0 is free to try, doesn’t require a credit card, and allows for up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today and use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win a pair of wireless headphones and a battery pack for you and each member of your team!

Most Creative Use of Redis Cloud

Libre Mini Computer with Redis Stack Server Pre-Installed
Redis Cloud is the easiest way to build and scale real-time applications - Period! It includes Redis Stack, adding indexing, querying, full-text search, JSON, time-series, and probabilistic data structures to the already-rich set of features of Redis.

Redis Stack works with all of your favorite programming languages and can be added to any existing application. It’s the easiest way to build real-time applications that scale and perform.

Show us how you’ve used Redis Cloud in a way that showcases your unique and specific data structure needs and each member of your team could win a personal, portable Redis Stack server IOT hardware unit to keep developing on the go. Find out why Stack Overflow Developers have voted Redis their “most loved and admired” noSQL database for years-running by rolling Redis into your MLH Hackathon project.

Sign up for your free Redis Cloud account, and head over to the MLH jump off page on Redis University for more info and docs links. Enter coupon code MLHFall2023 to claim your Redis Cloud credits and get started for free!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
  • Polish
  • "Wow" Factor
  • Usefulness
  • Originality & Creativity
  • Adherence to Theme

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