The Official University Hackathon at The University of Texas at Dallas!

The largest university hackathon in North Texas

A 24 hour event as we build apps, hardware and more at the UT Dallas campus. Whether you're a seasoned hackathon attendee or just getting started, we love to see what you can make.

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Prizes

$15,328 in prizes

First Place

Overall First Place. The winning team will get a Nintendo Switch for each team member.

Second Place

Overall Second Place. The winning team will get a $160 Apple gift card for each member (the perfect amount to buy Airpods if you want them)

Third Place

Overall Third Place. The winning team will get a mechanical keyboard for each team member.

State Farm Challenge (3)

"State Farm is more than just an auto insurance company. It’s a provider of solutions for your life, not just your stuff. State Farm is here to help life go right."
The challenge is to develop an app that fits this slogan. Use your creativity to tailor it to
what you think may fit. Your theme can be fun, it can be applicable to real life, or whatever your team dreams up.
There will be three winning teams of First, Second and Third The prizes will be
1. Google Hubs
2. PowerBeats headphones
3. Ultimate Ear Speakers

Citi Challenge

Best finance-related solution incorporating one or more Citi Ventures focus areas. Areas include AI and ML, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Edge Computing and IoT, XR, and Next-Gen Cryptography. Each member on the winning team will get a Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone.

Fannie Mae Challenge (2)

Create an app or website that helps potential home buyers pick their perfect neighborhood. There will be a first and second place team for this category. See the Fannie Mae team for more details.
FIRST PLACE
• $150 Gift Card
• Dinner - VP of Technology
• Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
• Heavy Brushed Twill Cap
• Additional FNMA branded items awarded
SECOND PLACE
• $50 Gift Card
• Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt
• Heavy Brushed Twill Cap
• Additional FNMA branded items awarded

JP Morgan Chase Challenge

JPMorgan Chase “Best Hack for Social Good”
- Hack on any social good topic you are interested in or passionate about.
- Prize: Each member of the winning team will win Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones

Best Use of Google Assisant (2)

Build the most innovative application using Google Assistant and the Actions on Google Platform.

Points will be added for highest quality conversational experience, interesting 3rd API usage, best incorporation of GCP, and most likely to make money (viable business model).

Prize: Google Home Hub

Best Use of Open Source

The team with best use of open source in their hack will win GitHub backpacks.

OIT Challenge #1 (2)

Winning team will get an Amazon Echo for each team member.
“Build for UTD Alexa Skill Challenge”

We want to add a UTD Alexa skill that can engage and delight our students, faculty and staff. Your challenge is to develop an Alexa skill that answers frequently asked questions by students at UTD. Use your creativity to tailor it to what you think may fit for the Comets.

OIT Challenge #2 (2)

Winning team will get an Amazon Echo for each team member.
“Build for UTD” - The challenge is to develop an application/service/solution for UTD. Use your creativity to tailor it to what you think may fit for the Comets.

Best UI/UX

Each team member will get a Big Design Conference ticket. Judged by Comet Marketing

MLH- Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Winning team gets a Google Home Mini for each team member

MLH- Best Domain Using Domain.com

Each member of the winning team gets a Raspberry Pi

MLH- Best IOT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Each member of the winning team gets a Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c

MLH- Best Use of Snapkit

Each member of the winning team gets a casio calculator watch

Mystery Challenge

??? The challenge will be live at Midnight Saturday

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Directors, Organizers, Volunteers, Mentors, Sponsors, Vendors, and anyone affiliated with operations behind HackUTD are NOT eligible to submit a project. 

All projects must be started at HackUTD. Prior ideas are fine, but no pre-existing projects. 

Maximum Team Size of 4 for prizes

All Team members must be added to the Devpost submission

Must be submitted before the 11am deadline(can work on updates until 12 when hacking ends) 

Requirements

Every Sponsor prize a hacker wants to be judged on must be tagged in the devpost submission.

Judges

Citi

Citi

MLH

MLH

State Farm

State Farm

JP Morgan Chase

JP Morgan Chase

UTD OIT

UTD OIT

Comet Marketing

Comet Marketing

GitHub

GitHub

Fannie Mae

Fannie Mae

UTD Faculty

UTD Faculty

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did you try to learn something new? What kind of projects have you worked on before? If you always do virtual reality projects, decide to switch up and try doing a mobile app or other category instead
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did you achieve everything you wanted?
  • Design
    Did you put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem you tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make people go "Wow"?