HackUMBC gives you 24 hours to build the coolest software and hardware projects. You will learn useful skills, work with amazing people, and win awesome prizes along the way! We encourage all students of any skill level or major to join.


You must currently be enrolled as a student and student-ID will be required at check-in to verify eligibility.


In your submission please include all team members, the API's and products you used, and screenshots or video of your project.

Hackathon Sponsors


Grand Prize

Thalmic Myos + Jamboxes + Leap Motion + Dell Venue Tablet + Yo-Yo

Silver Prize

Jamboxes + Leap Motion + Raspberry Pi B+ + Battery Charger + Aduino Leonardo


Jamboxes + Raspberry Pi B+ + 10000 MaH USB Battery Charger

Best Use of Leap Motion

Best use of Leap Motion will receive Leap Motions for each member of the team.

EduPal Prize

Best use of EduPal data will receive Moto 360 Smart Watches for each member of the team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack Technically interesting or difficult? Is it just a wrapper on an API, or were there real technical challenges to overcome?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Originality
    Is it a unique idea? Has it been done before? Does it do something novel, or at least take a new approach to an old problem?
  • Idea
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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