hackUMBC 2022 will transform you into a retro world from October 1st-2nd (in-person) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County!

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

hackUMBC begins with just a weekend, but we hope you're ready to learn new 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. 

Learn more here @ hackUMBC.org. This step is mandatory


Create your Devpost submission on our hackUMBC 2022 Devpost before the hacking period ends (Sunday, October 2nd  12 PM EST)

  • Every team can only submit one project. Multiple submissions per team will not be allowed.

  • Every submission must include a GitHub link to any code written for the hack unless previous arrangements were made with the Organizers.

  • Every submission must be in person and be able to complete a demo in 2 minutes

  • Projects that are not here in person to demo will not be judged.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,605 in prizes

Best Hack - 1st Place

Win your team a books on the go or also known as Kindle Paperwhites.

You'll also receive an MLH Winner Pin, and a fast-track interview to the MLH Fellowship.

Best Hack Runner Up - 2nd Place

Win your team awesome portable monitors.

You'll also receive an MLH Winner Pin, and a fast-track interview to the MLH Fellowship.

Best Hack Runner Up - 3rd Place

Your not a true hacker till you get yourself a mechanical keyboard. What better then having a mechanical keyboard? Winning your team multiple mechanical keyboards

You'll also receive an MLH Winner Pin, and a fast-track interview to the MLH Fellowship.

First Time Hackers

Is this your first time hacking? Well maybe you can leave today with an extra bot.

Best Socially Beneficial Hacks

So you know how to hack for the better but do you have a better mouse? If not win your team a set of new Logitech mice.

Best Hardware Hacks

Okay now your down your hardware hack guess it is time to party with the JBL Flip 4 that your team just won.

Best Use of FinTech Technology

Earn yourself a new buddy to travel with you and extend your vision (aka a team of portable monitors).

Best Digital Forensics Related Hack

Have you been curious about ciphers or cyber win $75 Amazon Gift Card, Cipher Tech Swag Bags [Yeti Tumbler & Nike Hat].

Champion’s Heart

Using your technical ability to bring change in the world you will win BAH branded ice cooler and branded cups.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Branded Backpack
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

Fidelity Branded Wireless Charger
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Best use of Google Cloud

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, Android pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack.

Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera

Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboard
Hedera is a next generation blockchain technology that’s accessible from familiar programming languages like Java and JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3 development even more accessible to hackers like you! Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:






Eric Shirk

Eric Shirk

Diya Prajapati

Diya Prajapati

Gabby Khan

Gabby Khan

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Depth
  • Design
  • Potential
  • Presentation/Demo

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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