Global Hack Week: INIT (2023)

Global Hack Week: INIT (2023)

Sunday July 3, 2022
12:00PM to Jul 10, 12:00PM EDT
Event is hosted online

Event Description

Spend a week with the hacker community as you celebrate the 2022 season and kick off the 2023 season.

INIT is a celebration for the start of the 2023 Hackathon Season! You can expect to complete challenges, hear about BIG community announcements, chat at hacker hangouts, enjoy fun live sessions, build technical projects, and make new memories.

Check out our website for more information!


  1. Complete our swag form -
  2. Update your address -
  3. Join Discord and a Guild -


Day Check In Devpost Form
Week-Long Check In
Day 1 Check In Devpost Form
Day 2 Check In Devpost Form
Day 3 Check In Devpost Form
Day 4 Check In Devpost Form
Day 5 Check In Devpost Form
Day 6 Check In Devpost Coming Soon Form Coming Soon
Day 7 Check In Devpost Coming Soon Form Coming Soon


We know what you’re excited for at Global Hack Week: INIT 2023. We’ve got some awesome stickers and swag ready to go for every participant. It’s simpler than ever for you to earn your swag.

After you’ve completed our registration challenges, you’ll have earned yourself:
- An MLH Sticker
- A Season Mascot Sticker
- An GHW: INIT Hexagon Sticker
- A Thank You Postcard

Check in each day and attend at least 3 live sessions to earn:
- A super secret set of bonus stickers!

If you still want more swag:
-After each live session we will raffle off a ticket that you can redeem for MLH tees and other swag later this season


One of the best parts of our community is that it allows people to meet and make connections with others, regardless of where you live. Form a guild of hackers grow your community.

Remember, sharing is caring - so use these to share the excitement with your local community, friends, and classmates!

Form a Guild -
Join a Guild -

Challenges and Points

Earn experience points for yourself by completing our challenges throughout GHW: INIT. Challenges aren’t the only way to earn points. You can also receive a point each time you check in for a live session, so the more you attend, the more points you’ll rack up. They can be as simple as posting on your social media or as advanced as building a project and creating a full demo video for it. We’ll leave it to you to choose which challenges you want to take on. Feel free to work collaboratively with others on these.

At GHW: INIT we will have plenty of challenges to keep you busy. Challenges will range from social challenges urging you to connect with other members of the community, technical challenges that will expand your coding skills, and design challenges to refine your skills as a creator and artist. Some of these challenges will be completed live on our twitch stream, so you can follow along and complete it with the community. We cannot wait to see all that you learn, build, and share.

Hosted by

Mary Siebert and Ryan Swift