Create. Connect. Inspire.

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.

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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




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?