Hack on the Hill (HOTH) is a 12 hour, beginner-friendly hackathon designed to give beginners a glimpse into what a real hackathon would be and feel like.

Hack on the Hill (HOTH) is a 12 hour, beginner-friendly hackathon designed to give beginners a glimpse into what a real hackathon would be and feel like. During HOTH, there are workshops, mentors, and amazing prizes for the best hacks. Whether you’re a hackathon veteran or you’ve never been to a hackathon before, Hack on the Hill is the best way to get involved with UCLA’s hacker community and get a feel for what it would be like to attend a real hackathon.

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Prizes

$624 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Amazon Echo Dot

2nd Place Overall

OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

3rd Place Overall

Tile Mate Key Finder

Best Mobile Hack

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

Best Design

USB Art, Design, and Graphics Drawing Tablet

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Must be a UCLA Student
  • Team Size: 1 - 4 people

Judges

Kevin Tan

Kevin Tan
ACM Hack Board Member / iOS Workshop Leader

Ky-Cuong Huynh

Ky-Cuong Huynh
Founder of Hackschool / Keynote Speaker

Nikhil Kansal

Nikhil Kansal
Vice President of ACM

Shannon Phu

Shannon Phu
Director of Hackschool Fall 2017

Kelvin Wong

Kelvin Wong
ACM Hack Board Member / Github Workshop Leader

Garima Lunawat

Garima Lunawat
President of ACM-W

Tyler Lindberg

Tyler Lindberg
President of ACM Interactive Studio

Judging Criteria

  • Improvement
    Did your team start from the bottom, now the whole team here? Jokes aside, we'll be evaluating your project based on your current skills (never coded in your life) to where you are now at the end of this hackathon.
  • Technical Difficulty
  • The Creativity of the Hack
  • The Pitch to the Judges
    How well did you sell your project to the judges? This is all about your enthusiasm and how well you can explain the project you built.
  • Marketability
    Is the app complete and ready for use? Or partially complete, but the idea is still there?