HackNC 2019 will take place on October 12th and 13th in Woollen Gym at UNC-Chapel Hill!

HackNC is a weekend for students of all skill levels to broaden their talents. Your challenge is to make an awesome project in just 24 hours. You will have access to hands-on workshops and demos from our sponsors, as well as exciting talks about the awesome things happening right now with computer science and technology - not to mention all of the free food, shirts, stickers, and swag!

HackNC begins with just a weekend, but we hope you will whet skills, make friends, and foster ideas here that flourish. Ready to apply? You'll need a laptop and your fanciest thinking cap - everything else is on us. Get started now.


You must be 18 or older (unless you are a UNC-CH student) to attend. There is no strict team size limit, but be aware that most prizes will be given out in sets of 4.


Build anything your heart desires!

Hackathon Sponsors


$60,697 in prizes

1st Place

Oculus Go(s)

2nd Place

JBL Flip 5(s)

3rd Place

Logitech G900 Wireless Mouse (Mice)

Best UX (2)

Presented by CapTech
$100 Gift Card(s)

Best Use of Machine Learning in Commercial Real Estate (2)

Presented by CoStar
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Selfie Drone

Best Financial Hack

Presented by Capital One
$250 Amazon Gift Card(s)

Best Health Hack (2)

Presented by Allscripts
Levitating Wireless Speakers (x2)
Amazon Echo Auto (x2)

Best Real Life Application

Presented by American Tire Distributors
$75 Amazon Gift Card(s)

Best Hack Empowering Minorities

Presented by CS+Social Good at UNC-Chapel Hill

Wolfram Award (29)

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro for each team member (up to 5 per team)

Best Beginner Hack

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Powerbank(s)

Most Innovative Hack

Rocket Smart Notebook(s)

Best Hardware Hack

Programmable LED Light Strip(s)

Best Game

Redragon K552 RGB Mechanical Keyboard(s)

Greenest Hack

Kale Mug(s)

Mystery Prize (3)

Shhhhh... it's a secret

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Presented by MLH
4x Custom Domain.com Backpacks

Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Presented by MLH
4x Custom UiPath/MLH Backpacks and Opportunity for a UiPath 2020 Internship Interview with High Recommendation

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

Presented by MLH
4x Aircharge Plus

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Presented by MLH

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Austin Wang

Austin Wang

Shreya Gullapalli

Shreya Gullapalli

Nikhil Vytla

Nikhil Vytla

Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day

Yang Chen

Yang Chen

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    The project idea is new, innovative and original.
  • Impact
    The project can be widely used to benefit people, the team explains how anyone can use their project for greater good.
  • Technical Implementation
    The project implementation is well-thought out and technically sound.
  • Design and Polish
    The project presents at least a minimal user interface, further point awarded for sleek designs.
  • Presentation
    The team is able to fully present the functionalities of their project, including what they wish to expand on in the future.

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