Dream big. Make it happen.

HackUMBC gives you 24 hours to learn new skills, make friends, create your wildest idea, and share it with the world. Whether you wish to build a website, dabble with Photoshop, create a robotic arm, or develop a game, it's up to you to decide what to learn!

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Judges

John Park

John Park
Lecturer Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

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TIm Oates
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

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Nilanjan Banerjee
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack Technically interesting or difficult? Is it just a wrapper for an API, or were there real technical challenges to overcome?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Originality
    Is it a unique idea? Has it been done before? Does it do something novel, or at least take a new approach to an old problem?
  • Idea
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?