12-hour, beginner-friendly hackathon designed to give beginners a glimpse into what a real hackathon would be and feel like.

Hack on the Hill (HOTH) is a 12-hour, beginner-friendly hackathon designed to give beginners a glimpse into what a real hackathon would be and feel like. During HOTH, there are workshops, mentors, and amazing prizes for the best hacks. Whether you’re a hackathon veteran or you’ve never been to a hackathon before, Hack on the Hill is the best way to get involved with UCLA’s hacker community and get a feel for what it would be like to attend a real hackathon.

View full rules

Eligibility

  • Participants: Must be a current UCLA student.
  • Team Size: 1-4 people.

Judges

No avatar 100

Liz Harrison
Product Manager, Hulu

No avatar 100

Mihir Mathur
President, UCLA ACM

No avatar 100

Yvonne Chen
President, UCLA ACM Hack

No avatar 100

Dmitri Brereton
President Emeritus, UCLA ACM Hack

No avatar 100

Shannon Phu
Board Member, UCLA ACM Hack / Director, Hackschool Fall 2017

No avatar 100

Breanna Nery
Board Member, UCLA ACM Hack

No avatar 100

Ankur Papneja
Director of Operations, UCLA ACM

No avatar 100

Howard Wang
Member, UCLA ACM Dev

Judging Criteria

  • Improvement
    Did your team start from the bottom, now the whole team here? Jokes aside, we'll be evaluating your project based on your current skills (never coded in your life) to where you are now at the end of this hackathon.
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Creativity of the Hack
  • Pitch to the Judges
    How well did you sell your project to the judges? This is all about your enthusiasm and how well you can explain the project you built.
  • Marketability
    Is the app complete and ready for use? Or partially complete, but the idea is still there?