Boot Up Your Dreams and Build the Future!

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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$3,550 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 yea!

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!

Art Contest 1st Prize

Best Art Project that comes from our Art Competition!

Art Contest 2nd Prize!

One of the best projects that come from our Art Competition

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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


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.


Glen George

Glen George
Lead Director / UGAHacks

Michael E. Cotterell

Michael E. Cotterell
Lecturer / University of Georgia

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?