HackUCI 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 HackUCI 2021, we plan to unite an even more diverse and talented group of developers to build the technology of tomorrow!

In light of current events, HackUCI 2021 has had to make many changes to accommodate every Hacker virtually. We are in the process of making many changes to ensure that all attendees can experience the excitement and joy of HackUCI from the comfort of your home!

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$45,991 in prizes

Stay Home / Social Distancing Hack

Year subscription of Disney+ or Netflix, Boba Guys Matcha Boba Kit, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Social Good Hack

Mini projector, $100 to a non-profit of choice, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Sustainability Hack

32oz Hydro Flask, Boba Guys Stay Vibrant Limited Edition Boba Kit, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Shop Small Hack

$100 Doordash Gift Card, $50 Etsy Gift Card, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Education Hack

$100 Grubhub Gift Card (sponsored by ZyBooks), Piazza Tumbler (sponsored by Piazza), CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit, and and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best UI/UX

Nanoleaf Panels, Figma Swag (sponsored by Figma), and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Health Hack

Air Fryer, VOID RGB Elite Wireless Headset (sponsored by CORSAIR), and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Most Polished Game (CORSAIR)

RGB Plat Keyboard, Scimitar RGB Elite Mouse, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Funniest Hack

26.6" x 18.9" "This is Fine" Dog Metal Print by Displate and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Hacker's Choice [Runner-Up]

$50 Amazon Gift Card and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Hacker's Choice

Apple iPad (10.2 inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Security Hack (CrowdStrike)

$75 Amazon Gift Card and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best Use of Sketch

Sketch Software License, private workshop with Sketch designers, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Female Empowerment Hack (WICS)

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best Use of Twilio

Logitech Webcam and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

AI Hack (AI@UCI)

Beats Flex Wireless Earphones and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Google Cloud Platform Hack (2)

Google Backpack and Water Bottle (1st Place) or 1:1 Resume Review with a Googler (Runner-Up) and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best Use of VoiceFlow

Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini, VoiceFlow swag, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Entrepreneurial Hack (MAISS)

$25 Amazon Gift Card and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best Overall Hack [Runner-Up]

$200 Amazon Gift Card and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Best Overall Hack

Samsung Smart Monitor, Sony XM3 Headphones, Logitech MX Master, All Expenses Paid Ticket to Pinnacle - the Olympics of Hackathons, and Wolfram subscription for each team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

If you applied to HackUCI 2021, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackUCI 2021. If you attended and hacked at HackUCI 2021, then you are eligible to make a submission. 

Requirements

Submission must be linked with a git repository or .zip file of the project along with a video demo that emphasizes the three main judging criteria of technology, design, and purpose. A full rubric is available at: https://tinyurl.com/hackuci2021-rubric. Videos must be 5 minutes or less.

Judges

HackUCI Sponsors and Partners

HackUCI Sponsors and Partners
Misc. Companies and Organizations

ICS Faulty and Staff

ICS Faulty and Staff
University of California, Irvine

HackUCI Directors, Organizers, and Sponsors

HackUCI Directors, Organizers, and Sponsors
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.
  • Design
    The hack is designed with scalability and longevity in mind and tames the potential complexity of the system while allowing users of the project to do its purpose efficiently.
  • Purpose
    The hack is a realistic solution, and hackers are able to articulate the problem and demonstrate how their solution can create a beneficial impact.

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