UB Hacking is University at Buffalo's official student-run hackathon. Students are invited to gather at our event to create cool and innovative projects within 24 hours and showcase their achievements. Just bring your laptop (and other personal hygiene products) and we'll prepare the food and swag for a memorable weekend!


November 3–4, 2018


Davis Hall, at the University at Buffalo (see the map below).
Address: Davis Hall, White Rd, Amherst, NY 14260

Highlights from UB Hacking 2017


The schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, November 3
Time Event Location
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Check in Davis 101
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Opening ceremony Norton 112
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Team Formation Workshop Davis 338A
1:00 PM Hacking starts Davis Hall
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch Davis Hall
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Workshop: Build an Alexa Skill [Sponsored by M&T] Davis 338A
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Workshop: "Design Thinking" by M&T Bank Davis 113 A
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Fireside Chat [CUBRC] Davis 230
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Limbo Davis 338A
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Fireside Chat: AWS Lambda 101 [M&T Bank] Davis 230
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Workshop by ACV Auctions
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Fireside Chat [Wegmans] Davis 230
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Major League Hacking - "!light" Davis 113 A
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Fireside Chat [Bloomberg] Davis 230
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Fireside Chat [ACV Auctions] Davis 230
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner TBD
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Talk - Hindsight can be 50/50 [Jay Freeman] Davis 113A
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Cup stacking TBD
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Fireside Chat [Utilant] Davis 230
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Deploying to Google Cloud Davis 113A
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM Scavenger Hunt TBD
11:30 PM – 12:59 AM Kahoot/Trivia Davis 101
Sunday, November 4
Time Event Location
12:00 AM – 12:59 AM Midnight snack TBD
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast TBD
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch TBD
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Expo
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Judging Davis Hall
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Closing ceremony Davis 101


Who can participate in the event?

All undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline are allowed to participate in our hackathon! You don't need to be a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major to join the event. In fact, we highly recommend that you join us and maybe learn a little about how to code! For consent reasons, however, participants must be at least age 18.

How do I sign up my team?

Team sign up will occur during the hackathon and we will be sure to announce all of the details once you’ve arrived. Make sure that everyone on your team registers themselves.

What do I need to bring?

You will need your school ID as a form of identification. You will also need to bring your own equipment (computers, chargers, etc.) for working on your project during the hackathon and presenting at the end of the event.

Is there food?

Yes! We will provide food, snacks, and drinks for you all throughout the weekend, free of charge. Please note any special arrangements or dietary restrictions on your application so we can make sure to get you something you can eat!

Uhhhh, do I need to have an idea or team before the event?

Don't worry if you don't have an idea or a team planned before the event; a lot of people don't! We will be opening up a Slack channel once registration has closed so you can talk with other attendees and pitch ideas. On top of that, we will set aside some space for participants looking for teammates at the beginning of the hackathon.

Help! I have no idea what I'm doing!

We have a team of mentors, comprised of industry professionals and CS/CEN upperclassmen, who will be providing 24/7 support for any team over the weekend, who needs help with planning how to start an idea or solve a nasty bug. We will have a Slack channel set up to provide quick support to anyone in need!

Why do I need to provide a resume?

We ask that you provide a resume because our sponsors recruit from the event and want to see all of the cool projects that you have worked on and any work experience that you have. Show them why you are awesome and why they should hire you!

Can you help me pay for transportation to UB Hacking?

We are really excited that we can offer our participants travel reimbursements! Please indicate that you need reimbursement when registering and we will reach out with more information. We will review reimbursements on a case-by-case system this year.

I forgot to register...can I still attend?

Unfortunately we can't open the registrations again but we will have an option for waitlist registrations on Saturday. We suggest students arrive in Davis 101 before 10AM. We will start handing out waitlist tickets at 10 AM and checking them in from 1 PM (while spots last). You don't need to bring anything additional for this process.
NOTE: This does not guarantee a spot!

Instead, you can choose to volunteer! If you're interested, please fill out this form!


If you are interested in being a sponsor of UB Hacking 2018, please reach out to us!

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