About MecSimCalc

MecSimCalc is a website that allows users to create and share Python web applications in minutes for free with no experience needed in HTML, CSS or JavaScript. Simply create inputs using drag and drop, write some code in Python and then output with the simple text/HTML output editor. Once created, your app will be available on the website for others to find via URL or by embedding it onto your own website!

About the Challenge

Between March 18th-March 25th, 2023, by creating an application on MecSimCalc based on the theme, you can get the chance to earn $100!  Participants are encouraged to join anytime between the week (March 18th- March 25th, 2023).

Get started

You can get started by joining our discord and subreddit to find out more: Discord Link Reddit Link


What to Build

After joining our Discord and SubReddit, you must create an app on https://mecsimcalc.com/ and tag it as "Comp03182023". The theme for this hackathon will be "Formulas/help for an exam".

What to Submit

You will submit a publicly available app on MecSimCalc, any other platform or file will not be accepted. Submissions will be submitted via a link to the MecSimCalc app in our discord server along with a description of the app. Afterwards, submit your project to the DevPost website.

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$CAD100 in prizes

$100 CAD

$100 for the submission with the highest score. Will be sent using PayPal, e-transfer or Wize.

DevPost Win (5)

A DevPost win for the top 5 apps.

Blog Post and Certificate (5)

The top 5 scoring apps will receive winning certificates and will be immortalized in a blog post on MecSimCalc. https://docs.mecsimcalc.com/blog/

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Daren Trinh

Daren Trinh

Weichen Qiu

Samer Adeeb

Keish Chandel

Tyler Heokstra

Yahya Al-Shamali

Kyle Wiskel

Kyle Wiskel

Yenosibina Makanjuola

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness (Out of 5)
    How big is the market for this app? Are there other apps like this out there? If so, how does this one compare? Is this something that will be used often? Is it intuitive and easy to use? Did they follow the prompt/theme?
  • Complexity (Out of 5)
    How detailed is this app? Complexity of algorithms used? Variety of functions/libraries used? How creatively was this app done?
  • Appearance (Out of 5)
    How does the app look? Is it clean and easy to understand? Is the documentation and wording sufficient?
  • Execution (Out of 5)
    Does the app work? Are there any problems with the app? Could it be done better? What improvements need to be made? Is this something that someone would be able to use?
  • Views (Out of 3)
    How many views did it get? (250/500/1000 views) (Award 3 stars max)
  • Bonus (Out of 1)
    Did they attend the information session? Refer to the attendance sheet. (Award 1 star max)

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