UB Welcomes You

UB Hacking is University of Buffalo's official student-ran hackathon. Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements. Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend!

Save the Date!

November 5-6th, 2016
Davis Hall, University at Buffalo pin_drop
Check In Opens 11am
Registration closes October 23, 2016

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Saturday 11/5/2016
11:00am Check in
12:00pm Opening Ceremony
1:00pm Hacking Begins
1:30pm Lunch from Wegmans
6:30pm Dinner from Kabab and Curry

Sunday 11/6/2016
12:00am Late Night Snack
7:30am Breakfast from Dash's
11:30am Lunch from Eastern Pearl
12:00pm Judging Begins
1:30pm Closing Ceremony


Who can participate in the event?

All undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline are allowed to participate in our hackathon! You don't need to be a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major to join the event. in fact, we highly recommend you to join us and maybe learn a little about how to code! (Minimum age is 18, for consent reasons.)

How do I sign up my team?

An email will be sent regarding official team sign up information as we approach the event date. Until then make sure your entire team registers and sit tight!

What do I need to bring?

You will need your school ID as a form of identification. You will also need to bring your own equipment (computers, chargers, etc) for working on your project during the hackathon and presenting at the end of the event.

Is there food?

Yes! We will provide food, snacks, and drinks for you all throughout the weekend, free of charge. Please note any special arrangements or dietary restrictions on your application so we can make sure to get you something you can eat!

Uhhhh, do I need to have an idea or team before the event?

Don't worry if you don't have an idea or a team planned before the event; a lot of people don't! We will have a team-meetup and idea-congregation segment at the start of the hacking, so you'll be able to start on a project in no time!

Why do I need to provide a resume?

We ask that you provide a resume because our sponsors recruit from the event and want to see all of the cool projects that you have worked on and any work experience that you have. Show them why you are awesome and why they should hire you!

Help! I have no idea what I'm doing!

We have a team of mentors, comprised of industry professionals and CS/CEN upperclassmen, who will be providing 24/7 support for any team over the weekend, who needs help with planning how to start an idea or solve a nasty bug. We will have a Slack channel set up to provide quick support to anyone in need!

Travel reimbursement?

Yes there will be! At this moment (9/21/16) we will offer at most $100 in travel reimbursement.



1st Place

$1000 to Winning Team

2nd Place

$500 to Winning Team

3rd Place

$250 to Winning Team

Best Freshmen Hack

$200 to Winning Team

Most Creative Hack (M&T)

Bluetooth Speakers

Most Entertaining Hack (ValueCentric)

Amazon Echo + 3 Amazon Echo Dots

Best Healthcare Hack (Fidelis Care)

$100 gift card per person

Most Time-saving Hack (Softrek)

$250 Amazon gift card (split amongst team)


This event would not be possible without the help of every each one of our sponsors! When you have time, please check out their table during our event.