HackUCI 2020 is scheduled for January 31st - February 2nd, 2020 at the Student Center Pacific at the University of California - Irvine. The sixth iteration of Orange County's biggest college hackathon is upping the hackathon to new extremes, with the hundreds of promising hackers coming together to tackle real-world problems using the latest in hardware and software. Teams start working on their projects after the Friday evening kickoff and will continue working till early Sunday morning. All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost. Videos are optional but highly encouraged.
If you applied to HackUCI 2020, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackUCI 2020. If you attended and hacked at HackUCI 2020, then you are eligible to make a submission.
Submissions must be linked with a git repository or a .zip file of the project.
$10,440 in prizes
1st Place Overall (Sponsored by Vincit)
Nintendo Switch Lites for all members of the team. Sponsored by Vincit!
AirPod Pros for each member of the team.
Best Devpost Submission
Echo dots for each member of the team.
Best Joke Hack
Trophies and Notebooks for each member of the team.
Best VR/AR Hack
Google Daydreams for each member of the team.
Best UI/UX Hack
Google Home Mini's for each member of the team
Best Web/Mobile App Hack
Echo Show 5's for each member of the team.
Most Polished Game
Corsair Keyboard + Razer Gaming Mouse for each member of the team.
Best Use of Twilio API
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid for each member of the team.
Best IoT Hack
Raspberry Pi 4's for each member of the team.
Best Health Hack
Fitbits for each member of the team.
Best Cyber Security Hack
Portable chargers for each member of the team.
Best Life Hack
XP-Pen Note Plus for each member of the team.
Best Education Hack (Sponsored by Ardent)
3Doodler Create + 3D Printing Pens & Amazon Giftcards for each member of the team.
Best Use of Sketch
Sketch Licenses for each member of the team.
Best AI Hack (Sponsored by AI@UCI)
Timbuk2 Backpacks for each member of the team.
Best Infrastructure Hack (Sponsored by Bentley Systems)
Oculus Go VR Headsets for each member of the team.
Best Entrepreneurial Hack (Sponsored by 1517)
2x $1K Grants for each winning team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Twilio SendGrid/HackUCI Alum
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
Does the hack work as intended? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team try to create something innovative? Did they use a chosen technology in an new way? Is this something that has been seen at a hackathon before?