How Did I Participate In My First Hackathon Ever ? | Major League Hacking 2021

How Did I Participate In My First Hackathon Ever ? | Major League Hacking 2021

How Did I Participate In My First Hackathon Ever ? | Major League Hacking 2021 Saumya Ranjan Nayak

Hey there! so recently I took part in my first hackathon organized by Major League Hacking and this how it went .

How did I end up Hacking on a New Year Weekend ? :

So, I got a mail about the New Year New Hack Day Hackathon and as you know like most of the programmers I didn't have anything exciting to do on the New Year's weekend so I signed up for it.


Ending Up In A Team :

Then I followed the instructions and joined MLH's discord server and until now I thought I will do something on my own and not with a team mainly because I didn't know anyone to team up with. But then when I was going through the discord server's channels I saw a channel to introduce yourself and also make teams with strangers .

So, I saw someone asking for a Flutter developer and I knew I was not that good but I thought who am I to judge myself let's get in and see what happens and not loose such an opportunity, so I responded to him and in no time we were four people in a team.

The Execution :

As, the time was less than 24 hours we hopped on video call and after exchanging some ideas we ended up finalizing that we will make a fitness app which would track the user's steps and show the progress to the user and also the user would be ranked against his/her friends . It also has levels as you complete a specific number of milestone steps .

And ya I also named the app - FitYear and everyone found it great so we finalized it .

I pitched that I would make the three intro screens that would show up the first time user opens the app and I would also edit and upload the presentation video that I did edit and upload just thirty minutes before the deadline . Everyone liked the video ! 

Here's the pitch video :


My teammates did a great job by making the UI and connecting it to the Google Firebase backend which made the app more dynamic .
Here's the Github Link for the project and if you like it then do Star🌟,Fork 🍴 or Watch πŸ‘€ it .

The Result :

So, as the hackathon was about simple projects from around the world the result came around approximately after 3 hours of submission and guess what we did not win the hackathon but after all I think it was a great way to start the year and also a confidence booster for the year ahead .But I guess we will get some schwags like stickers for presenting our app in the competition . 

That's how my first hackathon went, you can also share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to read those. 

I just realized this is the first blog of 2021. 

Happy New Year & Have a great 2021 !! ✔️🧑 


Saumya Ranjan Nayak

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