Selfies have come a long way since MySpace & duck faces. I mean hello, we have selfie sticks now! But what's next? Drones? Custom bokeh? Satellite selfies?! Show us the next evolution in self-portrait tech.

What to build:

A new selfie experience that uses a web, mobile, or hardware hack.

Can I submit something I've already built?

Sure, but you must add something new for this hackathon.

Does it have to work IRL?

YES! Mockups and slideshows are boring. Show us something we can use. It doesn't have to be in the app store or open source, but we do have to be able to test it.

What's in it for me?

Our sponsor Twilio has generously donated a Sony a6000 Alpha hybrid camera and there are also loads of fun prizes coming.

I want to participate, but I don't know where / how to start. Halp!

No problemo. We've compiled a list of API suggestions, tutorials, and ideas just for this hackathon.

How can I find a teammate?

Head over to the participants page and reach out to a fellow hacker.

Seriously you guys, a hackathon about selfies?

#Yolo #SorryNotSorry

What's Summer Jam?

It's a series of 8 online hackathons that are open to everybody, everywhere! Check out the full schedule at


  • Your submission must include a web/mobile app or hardware hack.
  • You must provide access to and testing instructions for your submission.
  • Use any language, framework, library you want.
  • If you’re submitting an existing app / project, you must include a description of what you’ve added for this hackathon.
  • No malicious code — pls don't hack the gibson!

Hackathon Sponsors


Twilio Grand Prize - Take Your Selfies to the Next Level

Sony a6000 Alpha hybrid camera (+carrying case and memory card)

MLH Prize

Provided by MLH: Personalized MLH jerseys for the best student team and a chance to win direct entry, with travel reimbursement, to Hack for Planet for the best student project during Summer Jam!

All you can EaaS (5)

Provided by ChallengePost: Servers are expensive 'mkay? Save some cash with 'all you can EaaS': 1 year of your favorite subscription entertainment service. Choose from Spotify, Rdio, Netflix, Hulu or HBO Now.

Digital Ocean Credits - $100 (2)

Provided by Digital Ocean the top two teams each win $100 in digital ocean credits.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Matt Makai

Matt Makai
Developer Evangelist at Twilio

Nick Quinlan

Nick Quinlan
Commissioner at Major League Hacking

Daniel Bean

Daniel Bean
Writer for Yahoo! Tech

Alex Chung

Alex Chung
CEO at Giphy

Julie Regina

Julie Regina
Senior Interaction Designer at IDEO

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Stacy-Marie Ishmael
News Apps Editor at BuzzFeed News

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Idea
    Includes creativity and originality
  • Implementation of Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer
  • Potential Impact
    Includes the potential impact on users

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