The University of Miami IEEE is proud to bring you UHack, a 24-hour hackathon. UHack will take place at the beginning of Engineering Week, from Saturday, February 20th, to Sunday, February 21st. Taking place in the Ballrooms of the Student Activity Center at the University of Miami, we are open to any student in the area who would like to take a break from their ordinary classes to make something fun and compete for some great prizes from our amazing sponsors. All for FREE.

This year, we are going to FIND THE DEVELOPER IN U and focus on building projects that can improve one’s lifestyle. This is completely open-ended, you can use any platform, framework, language, or hardware device you desire and configure it however you want for the benefit of making something better. You can start from scratch or hack something previously created in order to change/improve its functionality or purpose. If you want to make a real-life life-hack, this is the place to be!

For further information, feel free to reach out!

Giovanni Pascotto Bonin



Are you a student? Are you bachelors level or below? If you've answered yes to these questions, then I'm happy to say you can hack along with us.

UHack is open to any and all students who would like to participate, as long as you actually are a student. You do not need to be an engineer or a computer science student, or a programmer. YOU DO NOT have to attend the University of Miami. In fact, you do not even need to attend a university; we know there are students in high schools who learn app development early and UHack welcomes them too :)

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,600 in prizes

1st Place (4)

Each member of the winning team (up to 4 members) will receive a Dell Venue 8 tablet! Please note that more prizes will be added soon!

2nd Prize (4)

Each winner in 2nd place will win a 27-inch Dell monitor

3rd Place (4)

Each team member (up to 4) will receive 4 drones. Sponsored by Twitter.

Best Developer Tool

Earn Octocat Statues from Github for the best hack that developers can use.

Most Innovative App hosted on AWS. (4)

1Tb harddrives for each member of the team.

Punniest Domain made using

Sparkfun Redboards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

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Stephen Murrell

Stephen Murrell
Professor at the University of Miami

Judging Criteria

  • Most Innovative
    This criteria is awarded to the application/program that proves to be the most original and creative while producing results that can be useful to people. Please note that more judges will be added soon!
  • Most Complex
    This criteria is awarded to the application/program that employs concepts deemed more complex in nature. This can be accomplished by using advanced algorithms, complex infrastructures, or an impressive design that leads to an useful application.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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