Who are we?

UB Hacking is the University at Buffalo’s official student-run hackathon. Our hackathon is a 24 hour event during which students work individually or in groups to create projects, interact with new people, and have fun!

500+ Hackers | 100+ Projects

$6500 Prizes

Don't want to hack?

Be a Mentor!

Mentors are a combination of industry professionals and UB CSE faculty who are here to help you with our hackers' projects! Our mentors have a wide range of specializations, so they can assist with any project our hackers can come up with.

*Non-students only*

Be a Volunteer!

Volunteers help make our event run! All of our volunteers are UB students that work with our Leads to set up and take down our event along with other logistical plans.

Be a Judge!

Judges are a combination of industry professionals and UB professors who are here to learn more about our hackers' projects! They help us decide the winners of our many prizes.

*Non-students only*


What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a weekend-long event where students come together to learn the latest technologies & build innovative projects.
What if I don’t know how to code?
No worries, UB Hacking is the perfect place and time to learn! We welcome attendees from all skill levels and technical backgrounds. We’ll have introductory workshops for you to learn new skills, industry mentors to help you out, and great tools to build your first project. Whether you’ve never coded before or have lots of experience, there’s a place for you at UB Hacking!
Who can attend?
If you’re currently a college or high school student, you’re welcome to register! We accept participants on a rolling basis and you will be notified when you are accepted.
What do I need for this event?
You just need a device that can connect to the internet and a willingness to grow and learn to get in on the action!
Do I need to have a group?
Nope! You can be a lone wolf, come with a team (no more than four people), or join other hackers at UB Hacking. Additionally, we’ll have team building activities to help you find the right teammates!
What is the cost to attend?
This event is free for all who attend- we’ll be providing the workshops, activities, and other digital tools! Just bring a laptop!
Can I use past projects?
True to the spirit of hackathons, you may not submit your past projects to UB Hacking 2022. Similarly, you may not submit your UB Hacking 2022 project to other hackathons either. Only projects created during the event will be eligible for prizes.
Will there be swag?
Yes, there will be swag!
How can I become a sponsor?
If you'd like to sponsor, please send us an email at sponsorship@ubhacking.com and our team will get back to you promptly!
I have more questions!?
Contact us at contact@ubhacking.com or any other social media we have!


If you are interested in being a sponsor of UB Hacking 2023, please reach out to us!

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Highlights from UB Hacking 2021

Meet the Team!