Utah's largest and most popular hackathon is back! This year from the comfort of your own home.

HackTheU is Utah's largest and most popular hackathon! Work with the greatest and brightest students from around the world to make your imagination come to life with the power of technology, this year from the comfort of your own home. The next big thing comes from you, and we're offering over $10,000 in prizes for you to build it here!

Visit https://hacktheu.org for full information

How To Participate:

#1 Registration

Please register at https://apply.hacktheu.org/

We will not be judging any devpost submissions from attendees who are not registered. Please check in on our chat platform the day of the hackathon!

#2 Join Chat

Join us on our chat platform at https://chat.hacktheu.org/

We will be hosting workshops, games and providing mentorship here. You can log in with the account created during registration.

#3 Ceremonies

Our opening and closing ceremonies will be live streamed on twitch.

Opening: 5-6 PM MST, October 16th

Closing: 7-8 PM MST, October 18th

#4 Team Matching We will be matching attendees with teams on our chat platform throughout the hackathon in #find-a-team
#5 Mentoring We will have mentors available to help with a wide range of technologies. Find them on our chat platform throught the hackathon in #ask-mentors
#6 Projects Submit your projects here on devpost and ask in #help if you have any questions. More details below.

Project Submission Guidelines

As we cannot meet in person, our judges will not be able to talk with you while we're judging your project. Please make your devpost submission as thorough as possible!

We will also only be judging registered participants who have made contributions during our hackathon, so please make sure you attach some proof of this (such as a github repository with commit history).

A few more tips:

  1. What problem are you trying to solve? Let us know how your project solves it! 
  2. How far did you get into your project? What technologies did you use? Who contributed to what parts? Try including a github link if you can!
  3. What does your project look like in action? We are partnering with domain.com and google cloud to provide hosting and domains; you could try linking a live version, providing a link to an app, or taking a video of your project!

View full rules

Prizes

$7,570 in prizes

First Best Overall

Apple iPad Pro for each team member

Third Best Overall

K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Black w/ Speed for each member

Galileo API competition

Oculus Quest 2 for each winning team member

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 compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Best Beginner Hackers

Our best team of beginners will take home arduino starter kits to continue hacking on at future events. Teams must be at least 50% first time hackers to be eligible.

Best Jugaad (or Most Awesomely Useless Hack)

The most useless, silly, and creative hack will take home arduino starter kits too!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals (over 14 years in age); Teams (up to 4 members)

Requirements

As we cannot meet in person, our judges will not be able to talk with you while we're judging your project. Please make your devpost submission as thorough as possible!

We will also only be judging registered participants who have made contributions during our hackathon, so please make sure you attach some proof of this (such as a github repository with commit history).

A few more tips:

  1. What problem are you trying to solve? Let us know how your project solves it! 
  2. How far did you get into your project? What technologies did you use? Who contributed to what parts? Try including a github link if you can!
  3. What does your project look like in action? We are partnering with domain.com and google cloud to provide hosting and domains; you could try linking a live version, providing a link to an app, or taking a video of your project!

Judges

Mei Walker

Mei Walker
Chief Director

Judging Criteria

  • Gavel Judging
    Projects will be judged on creativity, completeness, relevance to prize category, and technical quality.