494 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 4

Winners are announced.

starts on:
Oct 06, 2018, 08:00 AM
ends on:
Oct 07, 2018, 01:10 PM



  • Do I need to pay any money to register for the Hackathon? No. You do not have to pay anything to anyone to register yourself for any Hackathon on HackerEarth.

  • Do I need to have any specific qualifications to be a participant for the Hackathon? If you love to code, you are more than welcome to participate in the Hackathon.

  • How do I submit what I have made for the Hackathon? You have to develop the application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

  • Do we need to have the entire idea fully working? The entire idea need not be fully implemented however, the submission should be functional so that it can be reviewed by the judges.

  • How is the environment? Will your environment support any language? Will you provide any IDE and DB for us to work on ideas? You have to develop the entire software application on your local system and submit it on HackerEarth in tar/zip file format along with instructions to run the application and source code.

  • Does one have to be online and available for the entire duration of the Hackathon? No, one does not need to be logged in on HackerEarth or be online for the entire duration. You can develop the application on your local system based on the given themes and then submit it on HackerEarth, on the specific challenge page.

  • Since there is no specific technology mentioned, are there any restrictions on using number of pre-built libraries? There is no restriction to use any language, technology stack, or libraries. You can use any of them to create the web/mobile application.

  • Do I need to give a demo for the product that I have built? If you want you can submit a small presentation or video that demos your submission, however it's not mandatory, and only good to have. In case you are one of the winners, you might be invited to demo your application at a physical event, details of which will be shared with sufficient advance notice.

  • A fully developed application need to have a solid backend for data storage like SQL, SharePoint etc. since its online, is it accepted to show only the proto type of it? Yes it's absolutely fine to submit just the prototype. If you use any database like MySQL or PostgresSQL you can also submit a database dump along with your submission. However you are allowed to submit just the prototype.

  • If it is a team submission, does that mean all team members will have access to work at the same time? Yes, all team members can login from their account and do application submission on HackerEarth.

  • Who will own the IP(Intellectual Property) Rights to the product that I have built? The developer/developers of the web/mobile application will have all rights and own the IP of the product. However, all code needs to be in public domain (open source) so that it can be evaluated by the judges.

  • Will there be a place to sleep? We will have dedicated rooms for sleeping. Just bring a sleeping bag or an airbed with you.

  • What if I don’t have a project or idea? A great place to start is to look at the available Project Ideas which can help to inspire your project. You can also look for people who need help with a project on the Facebook Group.

  • Should I bring extra hardware? Yes, you may bring additional hardware if you have a project in mind.

  • What should I prepare prior to the event? It’s a good idea to setup your computer with some development software such as an IDE (i.e. Android Studio, XCode), a version control tool (i.e. Git). You don't want to spend a large chunk of time downloading software at the event, do it beforehand!

  • Should I start my project before the hackathon? No. All work on projects should be done at the event. You can read up on different APIs and frameworks but all code should be written during the HACKUIOWA.

  • Who can participate? Any college or university students are welcome to participate! If you are passionate about programming and are interested in new technologies, we want you to join HACKUIOWA!

  • How many people per team? Maximum 4 students per team and they don’t have to be from the same school as yours. You may also hack solo if you wish.

  • How will my project be judged? Both Academy and Industry experts will browse the demos at the end of the event, asking questions and choosing their favorites. From these selections, the best-of-the-best will be compared and a select few will get the chance to present in front of everyone at the closing ceremony.

  • Didn't find answer to your question? Please reach us via Twitter, Facebook or email us at bigdata@uiowa.edu.

  • Where and when is HACKUIOWA? Date: October 6-7th, 2018 Address: Iowa Memorial Union 125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA 52245

    • Main Event: 2nd Floor Ballroom - Room 243
    • Nap room: Lucas Dodge - Room 256
    • Classroom: Northwestern - Room 345
  • What to bring:

    • Laptop and charger
    • Cellphone and charger
    • Sleeping bag
    • Small pillow
    • Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
    • Extra clothes
    • Optional
      • Power­bar
      • Ethernet cable
      • USB key
      • Good old-fashioned pen and paper!
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