How can I make next year's list?

Each of the MLH Top 50 hackers was nominated by members of our community and carefully reviewed by the MLH team. The 50 selected were able to effectively communicate the ways in which they made an impact on the hacker community, the innovative work they’ve made, how they have inspired other hackers, and why their story is unique. 

While the nomination cycle for MLH Top 50 is currently closed, there will be another wave opening up later this year for the 2021 Season. In the meantime, here are a few things that you can do to stand out:

  • Attend Lots of Hackathons: One of the best ways to stand out is to go to lots of hackathons. While you're there, you'll meet lots of hackers, organizers, sponsors, and MLH staff who might nominate you for the list next year.

  • Work on Interesting Projects: Submitting projects at hackathons is a great way to build a portfolio and showcase your work. When we're reviewing nominations, this is one of the first things we look for.

  • Organize a Hacker Gathering: We love to see community members giving back and inspiring others. Organizing hacker events like workshops, hackathons, and meetups with MLH's support is another great thing we might notice.

If you'd like to be notified when we open the next cycle of nominations, fill out the form below: