The theme for Sprint 2 will be Ethical Data. You're over halfway through your Explorer journey! That's amazing! You've covered some new topics and tried some new technologies. Now lets practice that and do it all again with the 3rd sprint!


During this sprint, you'll work to achieve the following:

  1. A project associated with Ethical Data
  2. Apply feedback you received from Sprint 2
  3. Try a new technology you haven't used before
  4. Attend testing your project and writing your findings on Devpost


For this sprint, the theme will be Ethical Data. As technology accelerates ahead, it's important to think about the ethical side of technology, especially when working with huge amounts of users data. Can you think of a project that helps give users control of their data? Or maybe something that helps give anonymity to their data?

General Data Protection Regulation, also referred to as GDPR, is a regulation in EU law to help protect users data from companies. There's lots of room to build tools that help existing applications or new applications process data in a GDPR compliant way. Find out more about GDPR on the Information Commissioner's Office site.


You must be an Explorer Fellow of the MLH Fellowship (Batch 2) in order to be eligible to participate.


As you know, you have until the beginning of your hackathon final demos to work on your project. As part of your submission, you’ll need to complete the following:

  1. Publish your project on GitHub with an appropriate Open Source license
  2. Record a 3-5 minute video overview and demo of your project.

The full page can be found here.

Publishing Your Project on GitHub

Before demos the repository should be set to public and should have an appropriate README and LICENSE included. One of the criteria that you will be evaluated on is your use of Git and GitHub best practices, so also try to make sure your commit history is visible on the repository.

Recording a Demo Video

You can use something like OBS to record your screen to showcase your project. You don't need to make any slides, but instead show us what your project does (regardless of how polished it is). Upload this to YouTube afterwards but make sure it's unlisted or public.

Hackathon Sponsors


$200 in prizes

Top projects (4)

Charity Donation of your choice

Best use of the Internet Computer (DFINITY)

NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Yashika Sharma

Yashika Sharma
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.0 and Pod 2.1.1

Rashika Karki

Rashika Karki
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.2

Karan Sheth

Karan Sheth
Pod Leader, Pod 2.1.3

Will Russell

Will Russell
Program Manager

Judging Criteria

  • Coding Quality
    .gitignore, Linting, Useful comments, Logging instead print statement, File structure
  • Documentation
    What is the project, How can you start the project, How can you contribute to the project
  • Git Best Practices
    Good use of PRs, Good use of Issues, Good Commit Messages, add an appropriate license
  • Teamwork
    Working effectively as a team and improving on mistakes as they go
  • Learning
    Using tools and stuff they’re not necessarily familiar with, stretching themselves to try new things

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