Check out the newest experience addition to the GitHub Global Campus and the Student Developer Pack—Hackathon in the Cloud! Access the best virtual event tools in one place at no cost.

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Are you a Hackathon Organizer?

Make managing your virtual hackathon events even easier with the new Hackathon in the Cloud Experience!

Learn how to organize, promote, and communicate your next codefest or hackday. Whether you’re hosting your first or you’re a pro, the Hackathon in the Cloud Experience gives students the tools to help empower student hacker communities.

What can you do with the Hackathon in the Cloud Experience?


Created by Major League Hacking (MLH), this series of guides detail software solutions that manage various aspects of a codefest or hackathon, developed from elite student hackathon organizers from around the globe.

Review HackMIT’s Virtual Hackathon guide that empowers hackathon organizers to create efficient systems and check out the HackMIT repository hosted on GitHub.

Event promotion

Launch your hackathon event through the creation of GitHub Pages. Once launched, offers like Typeform and Mailgun will help you promote your event by using the tools to create registration forms, survey participants and send, receive, and track emails.

Launch your hackathon event through the creation of GitHub Pages, where you can build your hackathon website from scratch.

Use Typeform to survey, send forms and collect the information of hackathon participants.

Send, receive, and track email effortlessly with Mailgun’s intuitive features.

Communication and Collaboration

Keep your community connected by using GitHub Discussions, a collaborative communication forum for the community around an open source project.

Jumpstart your real-time collaboration with VS Code Live Share and GitLens, the #1 Git extension for VS Code providing auto-linking and rich hover information for GitHub pull requests and issues. These tools will help you track who committed what and when during an event.

Redeeming the Hackathon in the Cloud Experience!

The Hackathon in the Cloud Experience is part of the Student Developer Pack. Not a member yet? It’s available for all verified students ages 13+, and anywhere in the world where GitHub is available. Join today using your school-issued email, student ID or other proof of academic enrollment. Becoming a member allows you to learn how to use real-world development tools.

Planning an online event? Join the pack today to unlock the Hackathon in the Cloud Experience and more!