Hack at UCI is the largest collegiate hackathon in Orange County, and we continue expanding and improving our event every year. Our focus? – Enhance the community around us by giving students the platform to unleash their creativity in an environment of forward thinking individuals.

For Hack at UCI 2023, we plan to unite an even more diverse and talented group of developers to build the technology of tomorrow!

Hack at UCI 2023 will be 100% in-person during the day (not overnight) from February 3rd through February 5th. Free workshops, socials, food, and swag will be provided!


Submission must be linked with a git repository or .zip file of the project. The three main judging criteria of technology, quality, and purpose are outlined in the Judging Rubric [Hacker's View].

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,407 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Best Overall Hack [Runner-Up]

JBL Pulse 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Real Estate Related Hack (CoStar Group)

Apple Airpods (CoStar Branded)

Best Use of CockroachDB Serverless (Cockroach Labs)

$100 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Use of Twilio API (2)

1st Place: $75 Amazon Gift Cards
2nd Place: $75 Twilio Credit (Per Person)

Best Use of Google Cloud API

Google Cloud Branded Backpacks

Best Financial Literacy Hack (PIMCO)

$40 Amazon Gift Cards

Best AI Hack (AI@UCI)

$25 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Health Hack

Kalorik® 8 Qt Digital Touchscreen Air Fryer

Best Beginner's Hack

Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant and Wireless Charging Dock

Note: Each team member must have attended no more than 1 prior hackathon to be eligible

Best Meme/Joke Hack


Hacker's Choice

InfinityLab InstantGo 10000mAh Wireless Power Bank

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Hack at UCI Sponsors and Partners

Hack at UCI Sponsors and Partners
Misc. Companies and Organizations

ICS Faculty and Staff

ICS Faculty and Staff
University of California, Irvine

Hack at UCI Directors and Organizers

Hack at UCI Directors and Organizers
Hack at UCI

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    The hack is a full-bodied, seamless unison of technologies that utilizes a comprehensive full-stack without any major bugs that hinder the project.
  • Quality
    The hack is designed thoughtfully with regards to functionality and user experience, lessening the potential complexity of the system while allowing users of the project to fulfill its intended purpose.
  • Purpose
    The hack is a realistic solution to their chosen problem, and hackers are able to articulate and demonstrate how their solution can create a beneficial impact.

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