At UGAHacks, we help your ideas sprout to life. Log on and get hacking with us in this epic 36 hour hackathon, hosted in Georgia's quintessential college town, Athens.

Hackathons are all about exploring your ideas and bringing them to fruition. We've got mentors, workshops and mixers to help you get what you need and branch out, and fun events like karaoke and video game tournaments when you're bushed and ready to unwind. We'll keep you well fed and watered all weekend. It's time to go out on a limb and find your roots!

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$5,710 in prizes

UGAHacks 4 First Place - MSI Optix MAG24c

Come sprout your ideas to life at UGA Hacks 4!
Each winning team member will receive an MSI Optix MAG24 Curved Gaming LED Monitor.

UGAHacks 4 Second Place - HS110D FPV RC Drone

Come sprout your ideas to life at UGA Hacks 4! Each winning team member will receive an HS110D FPV RC Drone.

UGAHacks 4 Third Place - CORSAIR K68 Mechanical Keyboard

Come sprout your ideas to life at UGA Hacks 4! Each winning team member will receive an CORSAIR K68 Mechanical Keyboard.

Best Payments Technology Project - Nintendo Switches

Attend UL's workshops: Panel of Payments Technology Experts / Payments Technology Ecosystem in Atlanta and Impacts of UL IMS. For the best payments technology project, each winning team member will receive a Nintendo Switch

The Fiserv Challenge - Amazon Echo (2)

Attend Fiserv's electronic payment SDK workshop! Each winning team member to most innovatively use Fiserv's SDK will receive an Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)

UGAHacks 4 First Time Hacking - CORSAIR K68 and Glaive mouse

It was your first time at a hackathon. You braved the stormy seas and you made it to the venue. You stuck with your project for 36 hours. And now you show it to your judges. Maybe you don't have a project as grand as the winning team. But you persevered alone and turned in a cool, working project. CORSAIR understands that and gives you the K68 and Glaive mouse. We hope to see you next year!

Best Use of Snap Kit - CASIO watches

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform - Google Home Minis

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

Best Domain Registered with - Raspberry Pis & PiHut Essential Kits

Register a domain using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

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Michael E. Cotterell

Michael E. Cotterell
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Eman Saleh

Eman Saleh
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Michael Scott

Michael Scott
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Sachin Meena

Sachin Meena
Lecturer / University of Georgia

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive is the project? Did the project use a clever technique or use many components? Did it make the judges go “wow”?
  • Completion
    Does the project work? Did your team achieve the goal for the hackathon?
  • Creativity
    Is this idea new and interesting? Has anything similar to this project been developed before?
  • Learning
    What did you learn from this? Did you learn a lot of new topics (maybe even soft skills)? This will be more of a question based category rather than observing your work.
  • Design
    Was this a well designed and thought out project or something that was hastily put together at the last minute? Was the project properly scoped given the time frame?

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