HackUMBC gives you 24 hours to learn new skills, make friends, create your wildest idea, and share it with the world.

Build the coolest software and hardware projects you can think of! You will learn useful skills, work with amazing people, and win awesome prizes along the way. We encourage all students of any skill level or major to join.

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Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack Technically interesting or difficult? Is it just a wrapper on an API, or were there real technical challenges to overcome?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Originality
    Is it a unique idea? Has it been done before? Does it do something novel, or at least take a new approach to an old problem?
  • Idea
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?