MetroHacks 2021, is expected to be one of the biggest hackathons ever hosted in the DFW Metroplex.

MetroHacks 2021 will be a beginner-friendly, 24-hour hackathon with a focus on applying cutting-edge technology in real apps, organized by the DFW hackathon team ASR-X and partnered with the DYVA (DFW Youth Volunteer Association). Talented students from across the world will spend 24 hours attending talks, workshops, and of course building incredible, world-changing technology for social good and innovative change.

MetroHacks is the sister-event to MetroCon, one of the largest conventions in the DFW metroplex serving local communities in Science and Technology, Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Investment, and Community Service. Since 2017, MetroCon has attracted thousands of participants each year.


2 minute video is required

Link to GitHub repository is required

Any other resources (PDF, Slides, link to site) optional but encouraged.

Hackathon Sponsors


$34,900 in prizes

1st Place (2)

$1200 cash for the team

2nd Place (2)

$800 cash for the team

3rd Place (2)

$400 cash for the team

Participation Perks (300)

Free $10 Amazon gift card awarded to each participant who submits a reasonable project and attends at least 75% of the workshops.

Free 1-Month access to all echoAR Business Plan features ($89 value)

Best AssemblyAI Project

Best project using the AssemblyAI API - $100 Amazon gift card per team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Neil Song

Neil Song
Captain for ASR-X | Executive Director

Anthony Wang

Anthony Wang
Artificial Intelligence for ASR-X | Head of Technology

Byron Li

Byron Li
Product Manager for ASR-X | Head of Communications

Jerry Chen

Jerry Chen
Design for ASR-X | Head of Promotions

Jennifer Xiao

Jennifer Xiao
IT Manager for Mary Kay Global

Jeffrey Liu

Jeffrey Liu
UT Sophomore | Amazon & Roblox Intern

Brandon Wang

Brandon Wang
Upenn Sophomore | HackMIT 2020 1st Place

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Impact
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Execution

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