Create. Connect. Inspire.

HackUCI 2019 is scheduled for February 15th-17th, 2019 at the the Student Center in the University of California - Irvine. The fifth 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 hacks after the Friday evening kickoff and continue working till Sunday morning. All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost. Videos are optional but highly encouraged.

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If you applied to HackUCI 2019, recieved an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackUCI 2019. If you attended and hacked at HackUCI 2019, then you are eligible to make a submission. 


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


HackUCI Organizers

HackUCI Organizers

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?