HackUTA is The University of Texas at Arlington's first ever 24-hour hackathon, hosted by UTA students. It will take place in University Center on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st. All skill levels are welcome, so come learn, collaborate, hack, and have fun!


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$5,050 in prizes

1st Place Overall

2nd Place Overall

3rd Place Overall

Best Disaster relief project

Design a creative solution for helping people recover from a disaster.
A natural disaster or other crisis can happen at any time. In these situations, communications are often disrupted and emergency responses can be overloaded. With these considerations in mind, create a solution to help people survive, communicate during, or recover from a disaster.

Prizes: $100 amazon gift card per team member (up to 5) + an on-site interview

Brought to you by Allstate.

"You're In Good Hands" Challenge

Allstate prides itself on keeping its customers in good hands. Design a solution that can help make every day life, feel a little better. Whether big or small, your submission should have a positive impact on the user's lifestyle.

Prizes: $100 amazon gift card per team member (up to 5) + an on-site interview

Brought to you by Allstate.

Best app that connects people together

Match is an industry leader for connecting people together and building relationships all over the world. Their +1 labs in Dallas needs your help to solve one of their everyday challenges.
Create an application that connects people together.
Brought to you by Match.

Best Startup Idea

The top project that has the potential to become a startup will have a chance to work with TechFW to develop a business plan and run through their accelerator program for free! You will also receive tickets to their big event coming up in October.

Brought to you by TechFW

Best Computer Vision Project

Best application with Computer Vision wins a drone.

Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Best application of Computer Vision with Machine Learning.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Best use of AWS in your project! Examples include EC2, S3, EB, etc. They have a ton of great tutorials!

Brought to you by AWS

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Coolest, witties, funniest best .com domain name.

Win Rasberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Brought to you by Domains.com

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Best IOT hack using an 410C Dragonboard.
410C Dragonboard for each team member.
Don't worry, it's a new one!

Best .tech domain

Feature your cool hackathon project on your free .tech domain name. Make sure to make your full .tech domain your official team name and mention the URL while submitting it on Devpost!

Prize: FREE .tech domain and 1 team will stand the chance to win the .tech Category Prize - $200 Amazon Voucher

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Secret

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