Create. Connect. Inspire.

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.

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Prizes

$10,440 in prizes

1st Place Overall (Sponsored by Vincit)

Nintendo Switch Lites for all members of the team. Sponsored by Vincit!

Hackers Choice

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) (2)

2x $1K Grants for each winning team.

Eligibility

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. 

Requirements

Submissions must be linked with a git repository or a .zip file of the project.

Judges

Jeremy Yang

Jeremy Yang
Twilio SendGrid/HackUCI Alum

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    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"?
  • Design
    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.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work as intended? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Originality
    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?