MHacks III is a hackathon taking place in Detroit with 1,200 people this weekend

Posted Jan 17, 2014

This weekend in Detroit, around 1,300 students are going to come together to work on tech projects as part of an event called MHacks III. The last MHacks event brought in around 1,200 participants to the University of Michigan. This is the world’s largest student-run hackathon and it is coming to Detroit for the first time. MHacks is a 36-hour competition that started last February at the University of Michigan.

The first MHacks had around 500 students that worked on building mobile applications and websites. MHacks II took place at the Michigan Stadium in September.

MHacks III is going to take place Friday through Sunday at The Qube on Woodward Avenue. People as far as Poland are traveling to compete in this event. The event is being sponsored from tech companies all over the country. Detroit-based businesses like Quicken Loans and Opportunity Detroit are also involved in the event as sponsors and is offering mentorship. The grand prize for the hackathon is $5,000.