hack.UVA is a 24-hour programming event where you, along with other developers, designers, and enttepreneurs work together to create a web or mobile application from scratch. 

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$2,500 in prizes


Best Desktop Hack

Best Mobile Hack

Best Hardware Hack

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 DevPost's built in team-finding feature to find those who need your skills (or have the skills you want).

How to enter

- Each teammate must create a DevPost 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


Abhi Shelat

Abhi Shelat

Michael Prichard

Michael Prichard
CTO of Willowtree

Margaret Rogers

Margaret Rogers
Pariveda Solutions

Ian Lenora

Ian Lenora
Pariveda Solutions

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 Rigor
    Does it showcase technical talent? Is the depth of implementation within the 36 hour time limit impressive?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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