University at Buffalo's annual 24-hour student run hackathon!

UB Hacking is University at Buffalo's official student-run hackathon. Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements. Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend! 

To learn more, visit ubhacking.com.

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Prizes

$3,050 in prizes

First Place

The winning team receives $1000.

Second Place

The winning team receives $500.

Third Place

The winning team receives $250.

Best Freshman Hack

This prize is for teams that are completely made up of freshmen hackers. The winning team receives $200.

Lead a Newbie Prize

This is for teams in which at least half of the members have never been to a hackathon before. This means if you have 2 people, one must be a newbie and for teams of 3 or 4, 2 people must be newbies. The winning team receives $200.

Best Hack that Improves or Works to preserve the Environment

This prize is sponsored by M&T. The winning team will receive one $100 Amazon gift card per team member.

Best Data Hack

This prize is sponsored by ACV Auctions. The winners will receive $250 of credit for GCP or AWS, whichever they prefer.

Best Life Enhancing Hack

This prize is sponsored by Valuecentric. The winning team will receive a 3D printer.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this hackathon you must be a current student at a college or university.

Judges

Mark Kneitinger

Mark Kneitinger
M&T Bank

Dennis Hannon

Dennis Hannon
M&T Bank

Dan George

Dan George
M&T Bank

Mark Hjalmarson

Mark Hjalmarson
M&T Bank

Ethan Blanton

Ethan Blanton
University at Buffalo

Jennifer Winikus

Jennifer Winikus
University at Buffalo

Matthew Hertz

Matthew Hertz
University at Buffalo

Meg Arnold

Meg Arnold
Bloomberg

Joe Peacock

Joe Peacock
ACV Auctions

Reid Gershbein

Reid Gershbein
ACV Auctions

Michael Collins

Michael Collins
Fidelis Care

Matthew Gaczewski

Matthew Gaczewski
Fidelis Care

Rajeev Sood

Rajeev Sood
Fidelis Care

Kyle Suero

Kyle Suero
MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How innovative is the project idea? Does this project offer a new solution to a problem? This category is meant to recognize those projects which are unique and haven't been done before.
  • Usefulness
    Would you use this product? Do you see how this product would be useful to others? This category is meant to recognize those projects which you can see as being very helpful or enjoyable to its target users.
  • Technical Challenge
    How complex or difficult is the technical problem this project addresses? This category is meant to recognize those projects which showcase superior skill in development.
  • Polish
    Does this product run fairly smoothly even after only 24 hours of work? Do you find it easy to use? This category recognizes those projects that are practically ready for beta testing after only 24 hours of hacking.