• Hack on the Hill (HOTH 9) is a 12-hour beginner-friendly hackathon designed to be your first hackathon experience. Due to the recent spread of Covid variants, HOTH 9 will take on a hybrid format, with both an in-person and online offering. 

  • During HOTH, you'll get to:

    • learn from workshops

    • receive technical help from mentors

    • meet new people while participating in fun social activities. 

Plus, there’ll be prizes for the best hacks!

  • Event Details:

    • When: February 26th, 2022, 8 AM to 11 PM

    • Where: Covel Grand Horizon Room (in person) / ACM Hack Discord (online)


To submit a project, you must include

  • A video no longer than 3 minutes that presents your project . We recommend including:
    • An overview of what your project is

    • How your project relates to the theme

    • What you used to make your project

    • A demo/preview of your actual project

    • Any especially noteworthy features

  • A response to the Project Overview

  • A link to your code, preferably a Github repo

  • After the project overview, in "Additional Info" you will be asked to select which prize track you’d like to submit your project. You may only choose one of the following:

    • Education

    • Equity

    • Health and Wellness

    • Sustainability


  • Anything you submit must be built solely during the hacking period of HOTH.

  • Submissions must be from teams of 1 to 4 individuals, all of whom were accepted to the event, have registered on Devpost, and are not workshop instructors, mentors, or organizers.

Hackathon Sponsors


$840 in prizes



Health and Wellness


You Do You

Best Overall

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Christina Tong

Einar Balan

Asha Kar

Jody Lin

Eric Yang

Eugene Lo

Eugene Lo


Nareh Agazaryan

Jakob Reinwald

Alex Xia

Maggie Li

Thomas McGall

Shannon Phu

Connie Chen

Galen Wong

Shirly Fang

Kelvin Wong

Kelvin Wong

Rajeshwari Jadhav

Nathan Zhang

Anakin Trotter

Judging Criteria

  • Idea
    A project without an idea is just code. While there’s no one way to define a “good” idea, we’ll be on the lookout for creativity and/or the potential to expand further.
  • Adherence to Theme
    HOTH 9’s theme is “A Better Future with Tech.” Create something that can make a positive impact on the world or improve someone’s quality of life, based on the 4 prize tracks!
  • Demo
    You worked hard on your project, now it’s time to show it to the judges and convince them that it’s the best! We’re looking for concise demos that give us a clear understanding of the project and its journey during HOTH.
  • Technical Complexity
    Although your project was completed within a short span of 12 hours, ​​we hope you were able to progress your coding abilities and try something new. You never know what you might achieve with a different approach and/or different tools!
  • Functionality
    Considering HOTH 9 is only 12 hours, perfection is unrealistic. However, try your best to get your project to a state where it has 50% or more of its intended functionality and is ready to show off to others!

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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