UB Hacking is University at Buffalo's student-run hackathon. Students from different backgrounds with any-level of experience are welcome to join us as they build fun, innovative projects over 24 hours.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$6,500 in prizes

UB Hacking First Place

The first-place team will receive a total of $1500

UB Hacking Second Place

The second-place team will recieve a total of $1000

UB Hacking Third Place

The third-place team will receive a total of $500

UB Hacking Best Freshman Hack

UB Hacking Failure to Launch Prize

Best project that doesn't actually end up working but was demoed

UB Hacking Spirit of the Hackathon Prize

Best submission that embodies what a hackathon should be

UB Hacking Best AI/ML Hack

UB Hacking Best Blockchain Hack

UB Hacking Best Hardware Hack

UB Hacking Best Web UI/UX Usability Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

 UB Hacking Organizers

UB Hacking Organizers

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    This category is meant to recognize those projects which are unique and haven't been done before. How innovative is the project idea? Does this project offer a new solution to a problem?
  • Usefulness
    This category is meant to recognize those projects which you can see as being very helpful or enjoyable to its target users. Would you use this product? Do you see how this product would be useful to others?
  • Technical Challenge
    This category is meant to recognize those projects which showcase superior skill in development. How complex or difficult is the technical problem this project addresses?
  • Polish
    This category recognizes those projects that are practically ready for beta testing after only 24 hours of hacking Does this product run fairly smoothly even after only 24 hours of work? Do you find it easy to use?

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