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].
$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
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
InfinityLab InstantGo 10000mAh Wireless Power Bank
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Hack at UCI Sponsors and Partners
Misc. Companies and Organizations
ICS Faculty and Staff
University of California, Irvine
Hack at UCI Directors and Organizers
Hack at UCI
The hack is a full-bodied, seamless unison of technologies that utilizes a comprehensive full-stack without any major bugs that hinder the project.
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.
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.