UB Hacking is the University at Buffalo’s official student-run hackathon. A hackathon is usually a 24-36 hour event during which students work individually or in groups to create projects, interact with new people, and have fun!

UB Hacking 2020 will be virtually held on October 24-25 . Students of all experience levels and backgrounds are invited to participate in our event! Be ready for a weekend full of action pack fun and learning to build innovative projects. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to put together something unforgettable!


What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a weekend-long event where students come together to learn the latest technologies & build innovative projects.
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 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!
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 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!
What is the cost to attend?
This event is free for all who attend! We’ll be providing the workshops, activites, and other digital tools!
Will there be swag?
Yes! In addition to digital swag, you will be able to earn points to receive physical swag after the event. More information coming soon!
Will hardware be provided?
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide hardware this year. However, If you have access to hardware and would like to use it in your project, you are more than welcome. If not, we'll be offering lots of other online resources and can't wait to see what you come up with!
Can I use past projects?
True to the spirit of hackathons, you may not submit your past projects to UB Hacking 2020. Similarly, you may not submit your UB Hacking 2020 project to other hackathons either. Only projects created during the event will be eligible for prizes
What are the prizes?
More information on prizes coming soon $$ 👀
I have more questions!?
Contact us at contact@ubhacking.com or any other social media we have!
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!


If you are interested in being a sponsor of UB Hacking 2020, please reach out to us!

Highlights from UB Hacking 2019