UGA Hacks is a 36­+1 hour hackathon in which students from all across the southeast will gather to create something great. Students form teams to create ANYTHING their minds come to, gaining unique experience and connections. This one­-of-­a-­kind experience is open to anyone and comes with all the perks, including mentors, free food, video game competitions, social mixers, you name it. And the best part? Getting to show off your unique innovation and bumping up your street cred! Participating is as simple as registering on this website.

Good luck and Happy Hacking!


Teams can be no larger than 4 people. You must be present at time of the closing ceremony to receive any awards.


There is no constraints as to what you can make besides the hackathon rules.

Hackathon Sponsors


$370 in prizes

First Place Overall

Amazon Dot for each team member
First Place Medal

Second Place Overall

Raspberry Pi for each team member
Second Place Medal

Third Prize Overall

Chromecast for each team member
Third Place Medal

Best Use of AWS - Dell 1TB Hard Drive

Dell 1TB Hard Drive

Best Domain Name Registered with Swag Bag

State Farm: Best Hack for Social Good

As the saying goes: like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. And we want you to be there too! Build the most "neighborly" hack — any hack that helps other people to be eligible to win a Amazon Echo for each member of your team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You must have checked-in for the hackathon in-person.


Jared Bybee

Jared Bybee
Director of Thinc

Chris Garvin

Chris Garvin
Director of Lamar Dodd School of Art

Michael Cotterell

Michael Cotterell
Computer Science at UGA

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Ingenuity
  • Design & Intuitiveness
  • Business Feasibility & Presentation

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