Hack @ UCI is scheduled for January 13th-15th, 2017 at the the Student Center in UC Irvine. The third 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.


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


  • You must be at Hack @ UCI to work on a project for submission
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins
  • You cannot steal another team's source code
  • A devpost must be submitted for the project to be considered
  • Please comply with all instructions from Hack @ UCI organizers and volunteers


Hackathon Sponsors


$2,350 in prizes

Best Education Hack

Corsair Mechanical Keyboards

Best iOT Hack

Amazon Echo Dots

Best Data Science/Information Hack

Cylance Prize Pack

Best Social Hack

Pariveda Solutions Prize Pack

Volunteers Choice


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mike Strange

Mike Strange
Pariveda Solutions

Joey Shih

Joey Shih
Pariveda Solutions

Sharron Zhao

Sharron Zhao

Andy Palumbo

Andy Palumbo

Zach Lanier

Zach Lanier

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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