At UGAHacks, we help your ideas reach new heights. Log on and get hacking with us in this epic 36 hour hackathon, hosted in Georgia's quintessential college town, Athens.

Hackathons are all about exploring your ideas and bringing them to fruition. We've got mentors, workshops and mixers to help you get what you need and branch out, and fun events like video game tournaments when you're bushed and ready to unwind. We'll keep you well fed and watered all weekend. It's time to go out on a limb and find your roots!

This year we are excited for you to join us in our 6th annual hackathon and we cannot wait to see you Boot up Your Dreams and Build the Future!

 

 

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Prizes

$12,350 in prizes

Best Overall 1st Place

Design the most impressive project this year!

Best Overall 2nd Place

One of the best projects this year!

Best Overall 3rd Place

One of the best projects this year!

Best First Time Hacker

Best project for a new group of hackers!

Best Solo Hacker

Best project to come from a one man team!

Best Track Project

Best project that aligns with our main theme of Hardware!

CapitalOne - Best Financial hack

$200 Amazon Gift Cards. The best project chosen for the CapitalOne mini-challenge

NCR Challenge 1st Prize

Develop a disruptive and innovative solution that solves at least one of NCR’s most significant problems for Banks, Stores, or Restaurants

NCR Challenge 2nd Prize

Develop a disruptive and innovative solution that solves at least one of NCR’s most significant problems for Banks, Stores, or Restaurants

NCR Challenge 3rd Prize

Develop a disruptive and innovative solution that solves at least one of NCR’s most significant problems for Banks, Stores, or Restaurants

NCR Challenge Honorable Mention

Develop a disruptive and innovative solution that solves at least one of NCR’s most significant problems for Banks, Stores, or Restaurants

BlackRock 1st Prize

Developing a platform to address BlackRock's purpose and principles

BlackRock 2nd Prize

Developing a platform to address BlackRock's purpose and principles

StateFarm - Good Neighbor Challenge

Create a product that will benefit your community in a virtual environment. Whether it is a product geared towards personal improvement, fostering relationships, or cleaning up your local streets, a winning project will make a positive impact on your community.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Best Use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful computing, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See the full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants over the age of 18 to students who are within the first semester of post graduation will be eligible to attend our event.

Requirements

When submitting your project 

  1. Projects must be submitted before 9 A.M on Sunday February 7th
  2. You must opt-in for which criteria you would like to be judged for, everyone will be judged for overall prizes
  3. For the first round there must be a video submission along with your project in order to be considered onto round two. Videos can be sumitted through an unlisted video type on youtube or can be uploaded directly to devpost.
  4. Must answer these questions in your video:
     - What did you make? 
     - How did you make it? 
     - What's special about your project? What inspired you to make it? 
     - What's something new you learned in the creation of your project? 
     - How did you incorporate this year's theme into it? 
     - If you attended any workshops, how did you use that to your advantage? 
     - Anything else you'd like me to consider

Judges

Glen George

Glen George
Lead Director / UGAHacks

Michael E. Cotterell

Michael E. Cotterell
Lecturer / University of Georgia

William Hollingsworth

William Hollingsworth
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Manijeh Keshtgari

Manijeh Keshtgari
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Joan Zhu

Joan Zhu
SWE/ Apple

Kimberly Zai

Kimberly Zai
SWE/ Facebook

Penn Hansa

Penn Hansa
Director of Product & Corporate Strategy / SimplePart

Mohd Hasan (TJ)

Mohd Hasan (TJ)
Graduate Student/ University of Georgia

Jennifer Ly

Jennifer Ly
SWE/ Fiserv

Paul Hansa

Paul Hansa
SWE/ NCR

Jinyong Jeong

Jinyong Jeong
SWE/ NCR

Danny Lee

Danny Lee
SWE / Google

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive is the project? Did the project use a clever technique or use many components? Did it make you go “wow”?
  • Impact
    How important is this project to the target audience? Will solve a common problem?
  • Creativity
    Is this idea new and interesting? Has anything similar to this project been developed before?
  • Learning
    What did they learn from this? Did they learn a lot of new topics (maybe even soft skills)? This will be more of a question based category rather than observing their work.
  • Design
    Is the design and use of this project intuitive? Is there a learning curve to using it or were you able to understand it at a glance? Does the project have a unique look at feel to it?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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