Students will gather for 36h of dreaming, hacking and shipping on anything and everything. All projects are welcome, mobile, hardware, web, you name it. Throughout the hackathon we'll have introductory talks for first-time hackers as well as sponsor Tech Talks to help you out with your hacks!


In order to participate to this hackathon you may apply throught our website:! If you are not a student you can also participate as a mentor or volunteer.

Hackathon Sponsors


HackUPC 1st Place - Xbox Series S

HackUPC 2nd Place - Razer Huntsman V2 TKL Keyboard

HackUPC 3rd Place - Polaroid Now camera

[MLH] Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including an Auth0 branded Rocketbook and Rubik's Cube! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try, no credit card required, with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

[MLH] Best Sustainability Hack sponsored by Avanade

Avanade has put sustainable tech at the forefront of their ongoing mission! Sustainability is about conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources and focusing efforts to reduce and improve the environmental impact of technology, processes, and operations on our planet and society. For your hackathon project, we want you to make a genuine human impact using your ingenuity to address sustainability through an innovative use of technology. Demonstrate how you can create a more sustainable future and help the environment. As an added bonus, the team with the best sustainability hack will be rewarded with awesome lego sets!

[MLH] Best Domain Name from

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a branded prize for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

[MLH] Most Creative Use of GitHub

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

[MLH] Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computational tools used at over 100,000 businesses, government and university sites in over 190 countries. Use MATLAB and/or Simulink exclusively or integrate them into another tool for your next hack to win an exclusive MathWorks branded Wireless YoYo Speaker! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Optiver challenge - Making Markets to Make a Change

Bunge challenge - Mission to Improve the Agribusiness Markets

HP challenge - HP Inventory & Sales Forecasting (2)

IThinkUPC challenge - Build an AI Powered App (3)

Strands challenge - Build the bank experience you need (2)

Vueling challenge - Flight Fest

Capchase challenge - SQLillo Royale - Programmable Battle Royale challenge - Most innovative usage of our data

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jordi Gil de Bernabé

Jordi Gil de Bernabé
CTO & Co-founder at LOCALBOSS

Rael Garcia

Rael Garcia
Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Red Hat

Txell Llorach

Txell Llorach
eLearning Team Lead & Project Manager at 3ipunt Solucions Informàtiques

Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero
Post-graduate and master's studies vice-dean at UPC

Julian Brendl

Julian Brendl
Software Engineer at Optiver

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem that the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Idea & Innovation
    How good is the idea? Is something new? Is an application that is already on the market and does not add anything new?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?

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