The Global Hackathon series is community-centered event. It is run by local event organizers around the world. New York is one of the 9 cities to participate in the first season of the hackathon series.

The first ever Global Hackathon series is kicking off with Artificial Intelligence. Whether you are an expert or a newbie in AI, we welcome you to join this event and work with your local innovator community to prototype and find solutions to real world problems.

Come and join your community and have fun!


  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams; Organizations (up to 100 employees)

Hackathon Sponsors


Best Twilio Hack

Best Clarifai Hack

Best Microsoft Cognitive Services Hack

Best Microsoft Graph API Hack


Best use of AI in the Workplace

How AI will change the way we work
Anything you can think of that can make the way we work more efficient by facilitating collaboration, access to data, analysis, etc.

Microsoft Graph API: allows access to all the data of Microsoft users: emails, calendar, documents, contacts, working groups, etc
Cognitive Services API: a series of artificial intelligence algorithms for vision, speech, language and knowledge.

Best Emotional AI Hack

Humans are usually very good at recognizing emotions through facial expressions, tones, gestures etc. But, what about computers? Probably not so much... yet.

Your challenge is to build a model (from scratch or on top of an existing model) that is smart enough to recognize various emotions through voice or facial expressions. Find a movie, speech, or any other video source, use your model to extract the appropriate content, and then transform the section accordingly. You may add sound, text, visual elements, alter the voice or video background...anything you’d like, the only rule is to make sure the process is automated and the result is fun!

Funniest Hack

Best First Time Hack

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Best Social Impact Hack

Dopest Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Challenges will be announced globally during the kick off of the event, and attendees can pick one of the challenges to work on either by themselves or with a team. After two days of hacking and prototyping, teams have the option to showcase their projects on stage. Your local audience will pick 3 winners, one for each challenge, prizes TBD.


Anthony Delgado

Anthony Delgado

Abhishek Mathur

Abhishek Mathur
Senior Product Manager at Clarifai

Sam Agnew

Sam Agnew
Developer Evangelist at Twilio

Vishal Srivastava

Vishal Srivastava
Director of Engineering at Clarity

Judging Criteria

  • Social GOOD
    1. Hack supports social good, diversity and/or inclusivity.
  • Disruption
    2. Disrupts the status quo for a problem, industry or demographic.
  • Complexity
    3. Challenge to build from a technical standpoint.
  • Innovation
    4. Product effectively solves a problem in an innovative way

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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