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9:00 PM EDT on August 13th to 9:00AM EDT on August 15th, join us at ULHacks, a 36-hour virtual hackathon where you'll have the opportunity to create a project that empowers learning. All high school and university students are welcome, regardless of your skill level!

We believe that learning is an invaluable skill. No matter your career or your field, the rapid innovation over the past few decades have demonstrated the need to adapt your skills to ever-changing technology—or they risk falling obsolete.

The secret to evolving your skills for the modern age lies in perfecting the foundational skill of learning, which has never been more crucial to a successful future. 

Luckily, technology has made learning more accessible than ever. It has empowered people to create and share tools and projects that empower others to learn a subject more quickly and effectively. At ULHacks, we want you to leverage today’s technologies to create these projects: projects that empower learning.

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In order to be eligible for prizes, you must submit your project to Devpost and your submission must contain all of the following elements:

  • Your project must relate to the theme of "empowering learning"
  • Video Demo

    • 3 to 5 minutes long

    • Should include an explanation of your project:

      • What problem does it solve?
      • How does your project solve this problem?
      • How does it work? (make sure to demo the functionality)
    • Keep the judging criteria in mind when you make your video
  • Source Code

    • Must be publicly accessible

    • Optimally hosted on a public Git repository (e.g. GitHub, GitLab)

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$CAD15,800 in prizes

1st Place Prize

- $250 DigitalOcean credits for each member of the winning team
- 1 Huawei Watch Fit for each member of the winning team

2nd Place Prize

- $125 DigitalOcean credits for each member of the winning team
- 3 pieces of ELEGOO Owl Smart Robotic Car Kit & 2 Pieces of ELEGOO Arduino UNO basic Starter Kit

3rd Place Prize

- $100 DigitalOcean credits for each member of the winning team
- EdTech Bundles for each member of the winning team

Top 6 (6)

- Each team member from the top 6 projects will each recieve a Wolfram Award—a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best High School Hack

- A guaranteed spot at Hack the North 2021 for each member of the winning team
- $25 AoPS coupon for each member of the winning team
- A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition + a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each member of the winning team

Note: To qualify for the Best High School Hack, your team must consist of only high school hackers (including Class of 2021 graduates)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Vadim Atamanenko

Vadim Atamanenko
Founder | Project manager, MightySAP LLC

Dima Chebanov

Dima Chebanov
Lead Software Engineer at Rubius

Anna Vasyukova

Anna Vasyukova
Lead Product Designer @ Circa

Veronika Golubeva

Veronika Golubeva
Senior Data Engineer at Sber

Roman Blinov

Roman Blinov
Developer at DataArt

Vladislav Gukasov

Vladislav Gukasov
Software Engineer, Akma

Roman Ivanov

Roman Ivanov
Senior Java Developer at Sber

Sergei Golitsyn

Sergei Golitsyn
Senior Software Engineer at a Zillion Whales

Maksim Luzgin

Maksim Luzgin
DevOps Engineer at InCountry Inc.

Smaranjit Ghose

Smaranjit Ghose
MS Data Science graduate at Columbia University

Dmytro Budym

Dmytro Budym
Software Development Engineer in Test, airSlate

Maksim Kuznetsov

Maksim Kuznetsov
Senior Python Developer

Nikita Vasilev

Nikita Vasilev
Senior Data Engineer at Inno.tech

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    How original is the idea? How useful is the idea for its target audience? How thought out is the idea? Could this idea work in a real-world use case?
  • Presentation & Functionality
    How clearly is the project’s functionality explained in the submission (video + Devpost)? How clearly is the project’s functionality demonstrated in the submitted video?
  • Design
    How visually appealing is the user interface? How easy to understand/use is the user interface?
  • Technology
    Was the hack actually implemented (versus just being a design)? How technically impressive/complex was the hack?

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