hack.UVA is a 36-hour programming event where you, along with other developers, designers, and enrepreneurs work together to create a web or mobile application from scratch. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,920 in prizes

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize


Best Game Related Hack - Xbox One


Best Graphics/Image Processing Hack - GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card


Best Crypto-currency Hack - 1,000,000 DogeCoin


Best Use of Kloudless API - 1 Parrot A.R. Drone


Best Use of SendGrid API - Vacuum Tube Alarm Clock Kit


Best use of Twilio API - 4 Chromecasts


Best Use of OSF API - One Raspberry Pi for each participant


1,000,000 EduCoin
(NOTE: currency in EduCoin)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Teams can be anywhere from one to four people. If you are looking for teammates before the challenge, use ChallengePost's built in team-finding feature to find those who need your skills (or have the skills you want).


- Platforms: (iOS, Android, Web / Mobile Web, Mac, Windows, hardware hacks)

- Must include both submission and (screenshot or video)

- Must select which sponsorship prizes you are going for

How to enter

- Each teammate must create a ChallengePost account

  • Assign a teammate to a draft submission

- Make your app (any platform is accepted)!

- (Optional) Take a screenshot of your demo

- Submit your app

- Attend the demo fair

- Wait for judging announcements and final demos


Steve Huffman

Steve Huffman
Co-founder of Reddit and Hipmunk

Ben Taitelbaum

Ben Taitelbaum
Coshx Labs

Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes
Director of HackCville

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the hack just another generic social/mobile app? Does it add an element of novelty or a fresh approach to a classic problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack well designed? Usable in its current state? Does the user experience appear to be smooth?
  • Technical Vigor
    Does it showcase technical talent? Is the depth of implementation within the 36 hour time limit impressive?

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