The largest university hackathon in North Texas

Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more at the beautiful UT Dallas campus. Whether you're a seasoned hackathon goer or just getting started, we'd love to see you there.


Directors, Organizers, Volunteers, Mentors, Sponsors, Vendors, and anyone affiliated with operations behind HackUTD are NOT eligible to submit a project. 

All projects must be started at HackUTD. Prior ideas are fine, but no pre-existing projects. 

Maximum Team Size of 4 for prizes

All Team members must be added to the Devpost submission

Must be submitted before the 11am deadline(can work on updates until 12 when hacking ends) 


Every Sponsor prize a hacker wants to be judged on must be tagged in the devpost submission.

Hackathon Sponsors


$31,232 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Switch Lite

2nd Place

Gaming Monitor
AOC C24G1 24" Curved Frameless Gaming Monitor, FHD 1080p, 1500R VA Panel, 1ms 144Hz, FreeSync, Height Adjustable

3rd Place

Polaroid Camera

Best Use of Amadeus API & Best Use of Amadeus API for Social Good (2)

American Airlines Flight Engine (3)
Each team member (max 4 members) will receive prizes according to the following
1st Place - 50,000 AAdvantage Miles
2nd Place - 35,000 AAdvantage Miles
3rd Place - 25,000 AAdvantage Miles

CBRE: Best Hack to Drive Energy Efficiency in a Commercial Building (2)

$50 gift card for each member

Cognizant: Best Text Objectivity Analysis (4)

1st Place- Airpod Pro
2nd Place- Apple TV
3rd Place- Beats EP Headphones
We're in an election cycle and are continually being bombarded with political statements. In an effort to help readers be able to develop their own opinions based on available content, we want you (the hackers) to develop an API that will help a content consumer understand what is objective and what might be subjective in text. This might work by having a plugin in your browser that when activated, scans the text and highlights subjective/emotive parts of it with a view to helping the reader better analyze the information contained within. The end goal is to be able to analyze any text and highlight non-objective aspects for it so that readers can form their own opinions in a more fully informed manner.

CoreLogic: Best way to extract (OCR) pay information from a paystub

Complexity is the variety of paystub types
Prize TBA

Best Use of ESRI Technology

$250 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of the team(up to 4)

FannieMae: FinLiteracy and DataScience (4)

Datascience Challenge
1st $150 Gift Card
2nd $50 Gift Card
FinLiteracy Challenge
1st $150 Gift Card
2nd $50 Gift Card

JPMorgan Chase: Best Hack for Social Good (2)

Bose Soundlink Wireless Headphones

Best visualization website with TaxAct API

Amazon Echo Dots
Details can be seen here

Cyxtera: Develop an innovative solution to a real world problem (2)

1st - XBox One S (4)
2nd - Raspberry Pi (4)

OIT Challenge: Build an Alexa skill for students at UTD (2)

We will be offering $20 AWS Promotion credits for 50 teams/participants and the following prizes.
Build for UTD-Make an Alexa skill for students at UTD
1st Prize
Upto 4 Participants - Amazon Echo Plus
Upto 4 Participants - $50 AWS Credits

2nd Prize
Upto 4 Participants - Amazon Echo Dot
Upto 4 Participants - $25 AWS Credits

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Student Government: “Virtual Reality for UTD Application” UTD STUDENTS ONLY (3)

Only UTD Students are eligible for these prizes due to Student Government rules
1st Prize
o Oculus Go VR Headsets- 64 GB
2nd Prize
o JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speakers
3rd Prize
o Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker

MLH- Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Home Minis

MLH- Best Domain Using Backpacks

MLH- Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

Branded MongoDB AirCharge Plus

MLH- Best UiPath Automation Hack

UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack

MLH- Best Use of Twilio

$50 Gift cards for each member on the team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How difficult is the hack
  • Design
    How was the user experience
  • Learning
    Have you worked something similar or is this new?
  • Completion
    Does it work

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