HackUCI 2018 is scheduled for February 2nd-4th, 2018 at the the Student Center in UC Irvine. The fourth 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 HackUCI 2018, recieved an offer to attend and went on to confirm that you will do so, you are eligible to attend HackUCI 2018. If you attended and hacked at HackUCI 2018, then you are eligible to make a submission. 


  • You must be at HackUCI 2018 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 HackUCI 2018 directors, organizers and volunteers

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,625 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

The best Overall Hack will be determined by all the organizers and judges and the team that wins it will be given $500 to split amongst each other.

Best Health and Wellness Hack - Kareo

Bags of lots of cool stuff.

Best Social Hack - Pariveda Solutions


Best Use of SendGrid API - SendGrid

Echo Dots for the whole team.

Most Polished Game - Gigabyte (3)

Gaming Keyboards - Aorus K7s

Most Addicting App - Templarbit

Apple branded goodies.

Best Hack with .TECH Domain - .TECH

$300 in Amazon Gift Card vouchers.

Best Entrepreneurial Hack

- Most business viable product
- 30 seconds to 1 minute pitch at expo about:
1) meeting a market demand
2) presenting a plan to make money!
- $25 mystery gift cards for each team member

HP Maharaja Honorable Mention

For a project that was great but we didn't have enough prizes to award the team, an Honorable mention from our very own HP Maharaja(Heran Patel/Alumni).

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




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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