Software and hardware


Twilio builds "software that communicates with everyone in the world." They provide "Building blocks to add messaging, voice, and video in your web and mobile applications." Twilio's API will be available to you to implement in your ideas. Twilio will also provide a workshop during the hackathon, to tell you all about how to work with their API.

Twilio provides five extra prizes for the group that uses the Twilio API in a creative and innovative way. The prizes will be 5 WowWee MiP Balancing Robots!

MLH will provide the following extra software:

  • AWS
  • GitHub Education Pack


MLH will host a hardware lab during HEX. What hardware will be available can be found during the event at this website. This is a list of what they will bring:

  • 2 Amazon Echo
  • 1 Amazon Fire Phone
  • 2 Arduino 101
  • 2 Base Shield
  • 1 Dell Tablet
  • 1 Grove Starter Kit
  • 7 Intel Edison
  • 5 Leap Motion
  • 1 Muse Headband
  • 2 Oculus Rift
  • 2 Pebble Time
  • 2 Samsung Gear VR

MLH will provide extra prizes for a number of things:

  • Category: Best Domain Name from
  • Prize: $50 of Domain Credit

Amazon Web Services
  • Category: Best Use of AWS
  • Prize: $30 Amazon Gift Cards

Hack Harassment
  • Prize: Hack Harassment Battery Packs
  • Category Prompt: Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment
  • Category Language: Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.