Create what you're into. 24 hours of hacking & design — or mixing, learning, building games, creating concepts, and more.


  • HackUTD is open to everyone, everywhere 18+! (or 16+ if you're a student at UT Dallas). 
  • Team sizes of up to 4


To be elligible for prizes, submissions must:

  • Be created by teammates entirely during HackUTD, from 12pm Saturday March 26th to 12pm Sunday March 27th
  • Be created by a team physically present at HackUTD
  • External resources may be used (such as reference books, online resources, etc.) but the material submitted must be the work of the team alone
  • Third party libraries and APIs are allowed as long as they are available to the public or other HackUTD participants
  • We strongly discourage working off of your past existing projects. To be fair to other participants, please note in your submission if you are using old code.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,050 in prizes

HackUTD 1st Place

The HackUTD top prize, going to the best overall hack! 3 surprise prizes — find out at the Closing Ceremony!

Overall 2nd Place

The HackUTD 2nd place prize, going to the 2nd-place best overall hack! 3 surprise prizes — find out at the Closing Ceremony!

Overall 3rd Place

The HackUTD 3rd place prize, going to the 3rd-place best overall hack! 3 surprise prizes — find out at the Closing Ceremony!

Best UX Hack

A prize for the hack affording the best and most well-thought out user interface and experience to its users, courtesy of the UX Club at UTD.

Weeb Hacks (2)

A Set of otaku swag going to the most weeaboo hack at HackUTD, courtesy of Funimation & Zakariya Ahmed.

Best Domain Name swag bag for punniest domain name!

Best Developer tool

Best tool that helps developers wins Github Octacat trophies, courtesy of MLH!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Gopal Gupta

Dr. Gopal Gupta
Head of the CS Department, The University of Texas at Dallas

Zulfi Ahmed

Zulfi Ahmed
Senior Vice President IT Risk, MetLife

Michael Kaldawi

Michael Kaldawi
Marketing Co-Coordinator, HackUTD, Association for Computing Machinery at UTD

Judging Criteria

  • HackUTD Top 3
    Your project will be judged on uniqueness, complexity, coolness, and impact. Uniqueness - Is there anything else like it? Complexity - How much effort was put forth? Coolness - Does it make us go "wow"? Impact - Would people use it?
  • Best UX Hack
    Your project will be judged on the experience it provides its users. How much effort was put into its user interface & user experience?
  • Weeb Hacks
    Your project will be judged based on the following - How weeby is it? How technically difficult was it? Would a weeaboo use it? How many? Was it weeaboo-tested and certified?

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