The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s 24-hour tech innovation marathon where students across the East Coast collaborate on new ideas to build mobile, web and hardware projects. HackUMBC invites diverse groups of students to enjoy a weekend of hacking, workshops, tech talks, networking, and other fun activities. At the end of 24 hours, participants’ projects are presented and judged for different prize categories from sponsors and other organizations.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,510 in prizes

HackUMBC: 1st Place

4 Nintendo Switches

HackUMBC: 2nd Place

4 Jaybird X3

HackUMBC: 3rd Place

4 - Google Home Mini

HackUMBC: Most Unique Hack

4 - Charging Solar Panels

HackUMBC: Best Design

4 - Wacom Tablet

ClearEdge: Best Application of Artificial Intelligence

Two pre-opening night tickets to "Solo: A Star Wars Story" per winning member.

Booz Allen Hamilton: Best Use of Data Visualization

4 - $200 Amazon Gift Card

Paypal: Best Price for Underbanked

Amazon Echo (4)

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jeremy Dixon

Jeremy Dixon
UMBC CMSC Undergraduate Director

Josh Massey

Josh Massey
SGA President

Judging Criteria

  • 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?

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