Uncommon Hacks is UChicago's annual inter-collegiate hackathon, which is being held on February 15-16 this year. 


We require all participants to be 18+ by the date of the event (February 15, 2020)


We accept submissions from teams of up to 4.

Hackathon Sponsors


Most Uncommon

The winning hack is a well balanced, well designed, technically impressive, and innovative project that is complete with a little "interesting" surprise?

Most Creative

Is the idea unique, compared to other ideas seen in the real world and / or when comparing to other projects within the Hackathon? Does it solve a problem, no matter how silly? Does it have great UI/UX design?

Most Technically Impressive

Does the product function completely? How much of the functionality was written by the competitors themselves as opposed to open source code/APIs (self written is better)?

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Best IoT Hack

The winner of this prize will win an Amazon Echo, sponsored by CDAC (The Center for Data and Computing) at the University of Chicago.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


A panel of expert judges

A panel of expert judges

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria TBD

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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