• Around 40 teams consisting of 4-5 people per team

  • These teams optimally consist of 3 developers, 1 UX/designer and 1 technical mentor assigned

  • The goal of Project 34 is to build something cool in 34 hours that is an extension of the out-of-box thinking that was Salvador Dali and Leonardo DaVinci

  • On Sunday, May 3rd hackers finish their code by 5 p.m. and we will have 2 hours for judging and presentations

  • Judges will hear a brief pitch from each team, ask questions and take notes (10 mins. total for each team)

  • Judges give the projects a score of 1 to 10 for each judging criteria and the top 5 teams will be able to present to the judges and potentially to the wider public audience attending The Dali for the judging/awards ceremony.

  • We will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes as well as a bunch of prizes and great swag from our partners

  • There will be food the entire time

  • There will be an evening food/cocktail/entertainment reception following the announcement of the winners at The Dali outdoor courtyard for all participants

Hackathon Sponsors


$15,265 in prizes

Vectorform Dev Backing

The winning solution will receive 2 full weeks of development backing from Vectorform to bring their solution fully to life

Champagne Gold Moto 360

Champagne Gold Finish, Stainless Steel Case, and 18 mm Metal Slim Band

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • This is a student-focused hackathon with college/university undergrads, grads and recent graduates (up to 1 year post-grad) being the primary attendees.
  • Professional developers and designers that register will be disbursed across teams as technical mentors

  • If you can get to The Dali for the hackathon - train, plane, bike, bus or automobile - you are welcome.




Salvador Dali was many things beyond just a painter - he was a sculptor, chef, author and writer, architect, fashion designer, theater set designer, film maker, inventor and much more!  You are encouraged to let your imagination soar using the above as a guide to develop a solution that embraces the spirit of Salvador Dali in some fascinating, intriguing, surreal digital experience!

As a sanctioned hackathon through Major League Hacking - an entire palette of hardware will be shipped to The Dali Museum and hardware labs will be set up for hackers to check hardware out of to utilize in addition to their laptops and smartphones. 

Vectorform will also bring Google Cardboard to be available to hackers as well.


How to enter

  • Register each individual team member using the "Register for this hackathon" button at the top of this page.

  • Teams must consist of 2-5 team members - a technical mentor will be assigned to each team.

  • Use the message button to recruit additional team members.

  • All individuals will be vetted by the Project 34 team.


Jason Vazzano

Jason Vazzano
CEO, Vectorform

Edward Wrenbeck

Edward Wrenbeck
CTO, Vectorform

Marcin Kleczynski

Marcin Kleczynski
CEO, Malwarebytes

Dr. Hank Hine

Dr. Hank Hine
Executive Director, The Dali Museum

Kathy Greif

Kathy Greif
Marketing Director, The Dali Museum

Andrea Ayala

Andrea Ayala
Deputy Director, The Dali Museum

Denis Edwards

Denis Edwards
CIO - Kforce

Stu Sjouwerman

Stu Sjouwerman
CEO - KnowBe4

Steve Baker

Steve Baker
Director of Innovation - DTE Energy

Kevin Foreman

Kevin Foreman
Director of Product Development & Vision - Vectorform

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Achievement
    This criteria will be based on the team's ability to demonstrate solving a technical problem and on the ability to get a working demo completed within the allotted time.
  • Most Ubiquitous
    Solutions will be judged on their pervasiveness and universal application and impact
  • Design
    Overall aesthetic appeal of solution, user interface and flow of design
  • Most Disruptive
    Most innovative and groundbreaking solution with the ability to turn the space/industry for said solution on its head.
  • Most Surreal
    In the spirit of Dali and the movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – presentations will be judged upon the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur.

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