Hacking begins at 6pm on Friday, May 13th 2022. All projects must be submitted by 6pm on Sunday, May 15th 2022. 


Any college student aged 16 or older in the Puget Sound may register for the hackathon. All registered individuals must provide a valid .edu email address. Register here:

Students may work in teams of up to 5 people; collaboration is strongly encouraged, but teams of 1 person is still allowed.

To be eligible for prizes, you must do the following:

Judging Criteria and Winner Selection

  • User Experience
    Does this project delight the end-user? Is it funny, whimsical, or otherwise pleasing?

  • User Interface
    Is the user interface (where applicable) easy to use, intuitive, and pleasing to the eye?

  • Technical Complexity
    Is the project's code and implementation advanced?

  • Innovation
    Does this project combine technology and code in a unique and functional fashion?

  • Impact
    Does this project create an impact on users, communities, and current events?

  • Track
    Does the project adhere to the track prompt?

Code of Conduct

Do not abuse, attack, or harass others. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, infringing or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. If such content is posted (publicly or privately), it will be removed, and the poster will be permanently banned from the workspace. Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the workspace administrators. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The admin team is obligated to maintain confidentiality regarding the reporter of an incident. Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include: 

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
  • Focusing on what is best for the community
  • Showing empathy towards other community members
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include: 
    • The use of sexualized language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
    • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks · Public or private harassment
    • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
    • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant homepage, climpred, ClimateGrad and xgcm. For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see Contributor Covenant.