About

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!

When?

November 2–3, 2019

Where?

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

Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, November 2
Time Event Location
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Student Check-In Davis 101
11:30 AM All Buses Arrive
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Opening Ceremony Knox 20
1:00 PM Hacking Begins
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM MOOG Tech Talk Davis 113A
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Team Formation Davis 338A
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Lunch Davis Hall
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM M&T Bank Workshop Davis 113A
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM M&T Bank Fireside Chat Davis 113A
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Jackbox Games Davis Hall
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM MOOG Fireside Chat Davis 113A
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Centene Tech Talk Davis Hall
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Fidelity Fireside Chat Davis 113A
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Cup Stacking Davis 101
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM ValueCentric Fireside Chat Davis 113A
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM ACV Auctions Tech Talk Davis 113A
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner Davis Hall
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM IBM Tech Talk Davis 113A
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Centene Fireside Chat Davis 113A
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Wegmans Tech Talk Davis 113A
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM IBM Fireside Chat Davis 113A
9:30 PM – 10:30 PM MLH Mini Event Davis Hall
10:00 PM – 10:30 PM ACV Auctions Fireside Chat Davis 113A
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Smash Tournament Davis 101
Sunday, November 3
Time Event Location
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Davis Hall
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Verizon Media Fireside Chat Davis 113A
10:00 AM Devpost Submissions Due
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch Davis Hall
12:00 PM Hacking Ends Davis Hall
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Judging & Expo Davis Hall
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Closing Ceremony and Prizes Davis 101
3:30 PM All Buses Depart Davis Hall

FAQs

I don’t have any experience, can I come?
YES! UB Hacking is a fantastic experience, no matter what your experience level is! Whether you’ve never written a single line of code, or you’ve made it to Google, you are welcome! We have a team of mentors, comprised of industry professionals and Computer Science and Engineering upperclassmen, who will be providing 24/7 support for any team over the weekend. We will also have a Slack channel set up to provide quick support to anyone in need!
Is it free?
YES! We will provide you with food, swag, and travel reimbursements all free to charge!
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 encourage that other majors join us! You must be at least 18 years old to participate. If you are 16 or 17 years old, but are a matriculated full-time student at the University at Buffalo, you may also participate.
Can you help me pay for transportation to UB Hacking?
We are really excited that we can offer our participants travel reimbursements! Please indicate the amount of reimbursement you would like when registering and we will reach out with more information. We will also be providing free buses to Rochester Institute of Technology, Binghamton University, University of Toronto, and McMaster University!
Do I need to have an idea or a team before the event?
Nope! We will be opening up a Slack workspace 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!
That’s okay! Feel free to reach out at contact@ubhacking.com if you have any questions. We want to help you learn and create something incredible!
Will food be provided?
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!
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. We’d also recommend bringing toiletries to keep yourself clean during the event!
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!
How many people can be on a team?
You can have up to four people on your team!

Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor of UB Hacking 2019, please reach out to us!
Our 2019 sponsors are listed below.

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Partners

Highlights from UB Hacking 2018