ZotHacks 2023 is Hack at UCI’s mini-hackathon geared towards beginners taking place on November 4-5th at Donald Bren Hall!
At this event, hackers will experience an introduction to hackathons and software development techniques applied to web-based projects. The event is free to attend. Technical workshops and prizes will be provided! Unfortunately, due to space constraints, ZotHacks is limited to ONLY UCI students who attend the event in-person.
Hacking begins Saturday morning at 10 AM and ends the same day at 10 PM. All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost.
Submission must be linked with a git repository or .zip file of the project.
$276 in prizes
Instant Pot Duo Plus
Wireless Gaming Keyboard
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Hack @ UCI
How technically impressive was the hack? Was thought put into the technologies — libraries, tools, etc. — used to build the project?
Is the project a good piece of software? Is the code relatively efficient and organized in a way that makes it easy for others to understand?
Does the project try to solve a problem? Tackling a problem with a realistic solution is what gives meaning to a project. Submissions should clearly articulate the problem and demonstrate how their solution can create a beneficial impact.
Did your team learn while making the project? ZotHacks is about learning something new and applying that knowledge to a practical project. Projects scoring high in Growth should be bold in their experimentation and usage of new tools.
How well have you presented your project on Devpost? The quality of your Devpost submission matters, reflecting the effort, detail, and clarity you put into showcasing your hack.
Your presentation is a vital aspect of your project's evaluation. How effectively can you present your project, both verbally and visually? Each team member should contribute, and the presentation should engage the judges and audience.