LIQUID HACKS 2.0 / NOVEMBER 5-13, 2021

Liquid Hacks, founded in November 2020, is Team Liquid’s annual hackathon series where gamers and hackers alike can come together to bring their own value into the esports and gaming space. We aim to redefine how people in esports explore various realms of knowledge that are out there given the tools and resources that are available. In other words, we’re hacking esports education.

We encourage everyone of all skill levels to apply. Join as a team or compete solo - we’d love to see you there. Good luck!

THEMES

TEAM LIQUID

Team Liquid is all about being the best esports org in the world, and that means smoking out the competition with new and innovative projects that keep the fans on the edge of their seats. We want to give them the opportunity to add their legacy to the Team Liquid name by creating software or hardware that shows their love for the org.

COMPETITIVE ESPORTS

Competition is the core of esports. Professional esports players are hungry for the next big win, and they’ll do whatever it takes to get it. Rally your team to build a project that could help aspiring esports pros to be at their best in their career - and stay that way.

ACCESSIBILITY

Gaming is for everyone - and we really do mean everyone. The theme of accessibility is all about changing the way that games are played - from the controller to the interface - so that more people can share the experience of gaming with their friends (and soon-to-be friends!).

EDUCATION

The classroom has changed significantly, and students are finding other ways of obtaining their education. Building technology that professors and faculty can use to engage their students will not only give a fresh perspective on the way education is taught, but also inspire a future generation to keep learning.

AGENDA

All times are Pacific Time

Every session will be livestreamed on twitch.tv/teamliquid

NOV 5 / FRIDAY
16:00
Opening Cermony
17:00
Hacking Begins
18:00
Workshop / Into to Javascript with Liquid+ Devs
NOV 6 / SATURDAY
07:00
Workshop / Liquipedia Database API
08:00
Workshop / Build your first Website
10:00
Workshop / Exploring Retro Gaming Techniques
11:00
Panel / The History of Liquipedia
12:00
Workshop / Implement your first Discord Bot
14:00
Fireside Chat / Hyrule to High School: Leveraging Video Gamers in Secondary Education
15:00
Workshop / Make your own Virtual Avatar
18:00
Workshop / Code like Trinity from “The Matrix"
NOV 7 / SUNDAY
08:00
Workshop / How to Create your own Wiki
11:00
Panel / Ask the Devs! A Liquid+ Q&A
14:00
Workshop / Learn React/Next.js and Enchant your Websites to Efficiency V
16:00
Panel / Access in Competitive Gaming
NOV 8 / MONDAY
08:00
Workshop / IMC Newsroom
09:00
Panel / Pencils Down, Controllers Up: The State of Esports in Today’s Classroom
10:00
Fireside Chat / 5G Technology & Its Benefits for Gaming and Beyond
11:00
Fireside Chat / The Athlete’s Journey: Collegiate Athlete and Pro Athlete
12:00
Panel / Broadcasting in College Esports
15:00
Workshop / The Art of Content Creation
18:00
Workshop / Coding Fast, Trading Faster
NOV 9 / TUESDAY
09:00
Fireside Chat / Experiences for All: Accessibility and Universal Design in Gaming
10:00
Panel / Passion to Profession: How K-12 & HiEd Experiences Can Help Launch Your Esports Career
12:00
Workshop / Programming the Future: Solidity, Ethereum, and the Future of Finance
14:00
Workshop / Trading 101
NOV 10 / WEDNESDAY
Work day for participants
NOV 11 / THURSDAY
Work day for participants
NOV 12 / FRIDAY
19:00
Judging period begins
NOV 13 / SATURDAY
12:00
Judging period ends
15:00
Closing Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

A hackathon is a social engineering competition where attendees can come together to build software or hardware projects based on various themes. Attendees (known as “hackers”) have a chance to win prizes provided by sponsors and also attend workshops, panels, and fireside chats!

Applicants ages 13+ from North America (excluding Quebec), Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Applicants ages 13-17 will require parental consent - please check our application form for more details.

Although we aim to provide as many participation opportunities as possible, there are legal issues unique to each country that unfortunately prevent us from hosting a truly global event. We will be looking into providing global access for future hackathon and makeathon events.

Yes, of course! Liquid Hacks is not only an opportunity to build and create, but also to learn. We’ll be hosting multiple workshops geared towards beginners. Even without coding experience, there are a ton of ways you can contribute to a project, such as creating the project idea, making graphics, or developing a marketing strategy!

Participants can compete in a team of up to four (4) people. Feel free to work individually as well! Additionally, there is a #team-formation channel in our Discord server where you can find other participants with shared interests to collaborate with!

Submit your application at tl.gg/liquidhacks2021 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Don’t worry! A few days before our event, we’ll send out an event guide with all the information you’ll need to make the most out of this event!

Yes! Liquid Hacks is more than just a coding event. All week long we’ll be hosting panels, workshops, fireside chats, mini events, a career fair, and more!

Once accepted, Liquid Hacks participants will receive an invitation link via email.

All projects must be submitted to our Devpost page by Friday, November 12th at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. All members of your team must be registered on Devpost and added to your project page before the deadline. More detailed instructions on project submission will be provided in our event guide.

No, we require all Devpost submissions to be projects that were started and made during our event and uniquely for Liquid Hacks 2.0.

No, each team is only allowed ONE (1) project submission. Participants competing solo are also limited to ONE (1) project. Additionally, participants are only allowed to compete in one team.

You will be contacted shortly after the closing ceremony by an admin and will be asked to provide information in order to receive the prize.

Send us an email at hackathon@teamliquid.com and we’ll be happy to answer!

Contact

Janet FangCo-Founder Liquid Hacks
Vivian NguyenCo-Founder Liquid Hacks