Over 500 students will gather for 36h of dreaming, hacking and shipping on anything and everything. All projects are welcome, mobile, hardware, web, you name it. Throughout the hackathon we'll have introductory talks for first time hackers as well as sponsor Tech Talks to help you out with your hacks!

Hacking starts at 9:00 PM on Friday and end at 9:00 AM on Sunday. All submissions must be made through Devpost.

Hackathon Sponsors


HackUPC - 1st prize

Kit drone hackable
JetBrains 1 year subscription

HackUPC 2nd prize

Leap Motion
Raspberry Pi 3 B

HackUPC - 3rd prize

Arduino kit

Between Challenge: SmartLocation to save lives

Smartphone with GPS technology can be a very useful tool to save lives in emergency situations.

Prize: MIXMART Sports Camera 360º

EVERIS Challenge: Help people with AI

Help people with Artificial Intelligence

Prize: Chromecast

Scalingo Challenge: The coolest Hack Hosted on Scalingo

Host your project on Scalingo

- Nerf blasters for the team
- Credit to host your future projects
- Scalingo swag

Signaturit Challenge: Best use of Signaturit API (2)

API: https://docs.signaturit.com

Prize: Raspberry Pi 3

Esri Challenge: Improve Blablarcar search algorithm

Create an application that uses Esri’s Technology that…
Takes the users from A to B
Optimise drivers routes
Check to see if there’s any passengers along the way
Where those passengers need to be dropped off

Prizes:Mini drone

Best hack by Bloomberg

Prize: A.R. Drone 2.0

FIB API Challenge

Build something with the new FIB API: api.fib.upc.edu

Prize: Goolsky JJRC H37 Mini Selfie Drone con Cámara

ShapeWays Challenge: Best 3D printing hack

Prize: voucher 25€ to print 3D objects

Best .tech domain

Best use of .tech domains

Prize: 50$ Amazon Gift Card

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$30 AWS Credit


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dario Nieuwenhuis

Dario Nieuwenhuis
CTO - Verse

María-Ribera Sancho

María-Ribera Sancho
Professor - FIB - UPC

Nicolas Grenié

Nicolas Grenié
Hacker in residence - 3scale

Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew Mackenzie
Director Software Engineering - Red-hat

Toby Oliver

Toby Oliver
CTO - Typeform

Josep Sanjuas

Josep Sanjuas
CEO - Talaia

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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