*** Every participant should register from our website: hack.uiowa.edu *** 

HACKUIOWA is a 2 day non-stop hackathon, and it will be held at University of Iowa in the heart of downtown Iowa City, USA. The event is open to all university students that have a passion for creating things with technology!

Students will form teams to work on their project (or 'hack') up to 4 members. Projects are open format, which means that you can hack on web, mobile, desktop, or hardware applications. Company mentors will be available throughout the event for questions to make sure beginners and experts alike will have the help they need to successfully develop their project. All teams will demo their hacks at the end of the event and winners will be chosen by company mentors.

Free food, swag, travel support will be provided to participants.

Registration: hack.uiowa.edu

Contact: hack-uiowa@uiowa.edu

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$9,864 in prizes

1st Place

Oculus - Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset - 128GB

2nd Place

Nintendo - Switch 32GB Console

3rd Place

JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Bundle (Planned)

Water Theme

Peak Design Everyday Backpacks (Planned)

Hydroinformatics Theme

Peak Design Everyday Messenger (Planned)

Best Use of Mapbox API

Sphero BB-8

Best Use of JavaScript by Leepfrog

Sony - WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Over-the-Ear Headphones

Collins Aerospace Award

Ultimate Ears – Wonderboom 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Commercial Idea Award by JPEC

Airpods (2nd Gen)

Geoscience Award by IS-GEO

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

Best UiPath Automation Hack by MLH

Backpack + Interview for internship

Best use of Google Cloud by MLH

Google Home Minis

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com by MLH

Domain.com Backpack

Best use of Blockstack by MLH

Apple BeatsX Earphones

Best Use of XYZ Domain

Swag bags with pop sockets, webcam covers, water bottles, and drinking glasses.

Best use of Social Media (2)

2 movie tickets from Marcus Theaters

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age).
  • Teams: (Max. of 4)
  • Countries: United States


Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Keri Hornbuckle

Keri Hornbuckle

Qianjin Marina

Qianjin Marina

Radek Goska

Radek Goska

John Engel

John Engel

Jerry Mount

Jerry Mount

BongChul Seo

Ricardo Mantilla

Jon Arthur

Jon Arthur

Jesse Erger

Jesse Erger

Neil Coffman

Neil Coffman

Garrett Coffman

Garrett Coffman

Mathias Gran

Garrett Mainship

Garrett Mainship

Judging Criteria

  • Design and Presentation
  • User Experience and Functionality
  • Originality and Impact
  • Technical Complexity
  • Software Ethics

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