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Hackathon Starter Kit

A group of tools and resources to save time in a hackathon.

🔨 Tools:

Github Student Pack

If you're a student, GitHub gives students free access to the best developer tools in one place so they can learn by doing.


An open source and customizable programming IDE for just about anything.

Visual Studio

A full-featured and free IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, macOS, as well as web applications and cloud services.

Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code is a code editor redefined and optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.

Sublime Text

A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.


Pitcherific helps with preparing and rehearsing your pitches, so you don't have to be all shaky on stage.

Alexa Skills Kit

Voice enable any app or service with Amazon Alexa

🎨 Design


Ui Goodies

This site is dedicated to compiling and sharing useful resources for Designers and UI Developers.


Same as Pattern Tap but for mobile design patterns. (iOS and Android)

Stock Photos That Don't Suck

Finding great stock photos is a pain. You're left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you're working on. This is an ongoing list of the best stock photo sites that @dustin put together.

100 Days of Fonts

A great place to find beautiful combinations and usages of Google Fonts and color schemes.

User Inter Faces

A database of profile pictures for mockups and demoes (many can be used on live websites as well)!

Graphic Burger

An array of design resources such as: Mock-ups, UI Kits, Icons, Backgrounds, etc.


Picular is a rocket fast primary color generator using Google’s image search. If you ever needed the perfect yellow hex code from a banana, this is the tool for you.


UX Archive

One of the best Mobile UX websites. Can't figure out a certain User Flow for your mobile hack? UX Archive lists just about every flow or user task from the best apps out.

Really Good UX

A library of screenshots and examples of really good UX. Brought to you by Appcues.



Create simple click-through diagrams or highly functional, rich prototypes with conditional logic, dynamic content, animations, math functions, and data-driven interactions without writing a single line of code.


Create beautiful diagrams and designs with this powerful and easy to use app.


Create rich interactive prototypes with seamlessly communicate, gather feedback, and move projects forward


Ui Goodies: Icons

This site is dedicated to compiling and sharing useful resources for Designers and UI Developers.

Icon Moon

High-quality and varied icon fonts and icon packs.

Font Awesome

The world’s most popular and easiest to use icon set just got an upgrade. More icons. More styles. More options.

💻 Code


Hackathon Starter

A boilerplate for Node.js web applications

Express Starter

A boilerplate for Node.js web applications, which use RDBS (relational database system) with prefered PostgreSQL instead of overhyped MongoDB.



Collecting All Cheat Sheets

Cody House

A free library of very useful HTML, CSS, and JS nuggets with comprehensive tutorials.


A CSS3 Animation hover effects library. A quick and useful way to add a layer of polish to your interactions.

Start Bootstrap

Free Bootstrap starter templates for different types of sites. A good place to start and build upon.

Boot Snipp

Free Bootstrap code snippets for design elements. Similar to Pattern Tap but with provided code.


Reviewed high quality Bootsrap website templates created by Team TemplateMag


Learn by example: cssreference.io is a free visual guide to CSS.

Creative Tim

Premium Bootstrap themes, templates, UI Kits and more developed by Creative Tim.

Web Application Hosting


Heroku's fully-managed platform gives you the simplest path to delivering apps quickly.

Amazon AWS

Amazon Web Services offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.

Digital Ocean

Deploy, manage, and scale cloud applications faster and more efficiently on DigitalOcean.

Backend as a service

Firebase Database

The Firebase Realtime Database is a cloud-hosted NoSQL database that lets you store and sync data between your users in realtime.

Apache CouchDB™

Your web- and native applications love CouchDB, because it speaks JSON natively and supports binary data for all your data storage needs.

🎒 Education:


Free top-notch online courses in many STEM subjects

Ladies Storm Hackathons: Learning Resources

Learning material provided by Ladies Storm Hackathons

Every Programmer Should Know

A collection of (mostly) technical things every software developer should know.

📈 Business and Management


Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

Whiteboard Fox

Share a virtual whiteboard in real-time using any modern web browser

Canvas Sketch

App to sketch out a business model canvas

startup name check

Check and compare names for your next startup with ease. No BS, just information.

📁 References

Ny Hackathon: Hackathon Tools

We curate for the things you care about like, is it free and what cool stuff can I win?