RevolutionUC is a 24 hour student hackathon where students from around the world come together for a weekend of learning, coding, community, and fun. Join us in our passion to create amazing things with technology!

Please register on our website first to participate in our hackathon. To register and learn more about RevolutionUC visit https://revolutionuc.com/

For information about our schedule visit https://revolutionuc.com/schedule

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$6,580 in prizes

1st Place Overall

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
Nintendo Switch
Google Nest Hub Max
Oculus Quest 2
Phillips 27" 4K Monitor
Beats Studio 3 Headphones
Apple Watch SE (GPS only)

2nd Place Overall

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case
Roku Smart Soundbar
Phillips Hue Starter Kit
Google Pixel Buds
Apple TV 4K
Blue Yeti Microphone with pop filter

3rd Place Overall

MLH Pin and 1 of the following:
Google Home Mini
2TB External Hard Drive
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo
Roku Ultra
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

Best Education Hack

1 of the following:
Google Home Mini
2TB External Hard Drive
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo
Roku Ultra
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

Best Design Hack

1 of the following:
Google Home Mini
2TB External Hard Drive
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo
Roku Ultra
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

Most Creative Hack

1 of the following:
Google Home Mini
2TB External Hard Drive
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo
Roku Ultra
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

Most Useless Hack

1 of the following:
Google Home Mini
2TB External Hard Drive
Raspberry Pi 4
Amazon Echo
Roku Ultra
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Speaker

1st Place Capture the Flag

$50 Giftcard

Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Wolfram) (20)

All winning teams will receive two-years of Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (MLH)

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 (MLH)

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 Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (MLH) (2)

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

Best use of DataStax Astra (MLH)

Apache Cassandra is one of the most widely used database technologies in modern computing with a proven track record of scalability. Just ask Apple, Netflix and eBay. Build a hack using DataStax Astra’s Cassandra-made-easy service and gain in-demand skills along with a chance to win Blue Snowball Microphones for you and your whole team. It’s easy to sign up with 5GB free and no credit card needed. Start becoming a Cassandra expert today!

Best use of AR/VR (EchoAR)

Amazon Gift Card

Most Innovative Grad Hack (EECS-GSA) (3)

Teams must have all UC students (minimum 1 grad student-Masters or PhD required in the team)
1st prize: $50/member
2nd prize: $25/member
3rd prize: $15/member

The top three teams chosen by our judges will receive the prizes. The winning amounts will be submitted directly to each member's Bearcat cards. All members of the winning teams must provide their email-IDs and M-numbers to receive the prizes.

Show Me the Money! (Fifth Third)

You will be provided 5,000 records of real (anonymized) Fifth Third consumer customer banking data. Your goal is to turn this data into insights through visualization. What would a consumer banking customer want to know about their spending habits? How might they save more money? What does financial wellness look like? These are just a few of the insights that could be offered through data visualization. ​ You may use web or mobile platforms for your visualization.​

$1000 Gift Card to split among the team

Making the Customer's Life Easier (84.51)

This is one of the core principles that drives the direction of everything we do at 84.51°. For this challenge, show us what this means to you. Present some innovative solution that will make life easier for a Kroger shopper. Be creative and put yourself into the shopper’s shoes.

Bonus Points: incorporate one of the sample data sets available from www.8451.com/area51, or APIs from https://developer.kroger.com, into your solution.

$100 Gift Card for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

RevolutionUC is open worldwide to all college and high school students 16 or older. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website (https://revolutionuc.com/faq) or contact us for more details.

Requirements

Submit a video for your project AND be prepared for Live Judging.

Video Submission

  • Include in your Devpost submission
  • All videos must be 3 minutes or less, no exceptions

Live Judging

  • Be prepared to present your hack in under 5 minutes
  • You will be assigned several time slots between 1:30 - 3:30 PM EST on Sunday, February 21st to present to different judge groups
  • Demo the project you've been working on for the past 24 hours
  • Be proud of what you've created!
  • Tell us what all you've learned while hacking
  • Check out the judging criteria (projects are judged based on creativity, learning, and originality)
  • Tell us if you've used an opt-in or sponsor prize category

Please have your Devpost submission in by 12:00 PM on Sunday, February 21st to facilitate judging.

Your project will remain editable until 1:00 PM EST on Sunday, February 21st.

Judges

Kristian Snyder

Kristian Snyder
GE Aviation

Judging Criteria

  • Learning
    Did you learn something new? Have you attempted something you haven't before? Did you challenge yourself?
  • Execution
    How well did you achieve what you set out to do? How polished is your project? Are the features you included functional and thorough?
  • Originality
    Did you think outside of the box? If it's been done before, what did you change? How did you improve it?

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