ZotHacks 2021 is Hack at UCI’s fourth mini-hackathon geared towards beginners taking place on November 20th 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 11 AM and ends the same day at 11 PM. All submissions MUST be made here on Devpost.


Submission must be linked with a git repository or .zip file of the project.

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$445 in prizes

First Place

Amazon Echo Dot 2020

Second Place

50 Ft. Smart LED Lights

Third Place

Lava Lamp

Hacker's Choice

Starbucks Giftcard

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


ZotHacks Organizers

ZotHacks Organizers

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was thought put into the technologies — libraries, tools, etc. — used to build the project?
  • Quality
    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?
  • Purpose
    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.
  • Growth
    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.

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