UCLA ACM Hack's most popular event Hack On The Hill (HOTH) is back, now accepting twice as many people! HOTH is a 12 hour, beginner-friendly hackathon designed to introduce students to the world of hackathons and building cool things. If you haven't been to one before, don't worry – this event is just for you. Did we mention there will be cool prizes?

We'll have workshops throughout the day to give you the skills needed to build a project and mentors to help you along the way so you can turn your ideas into a reality. It doesn't matter if you've never written a line of code – all you need is the desire to learn something new.

Event information and details can be found on our blog post. Check out the UCLA ACM Hack website!


This hackathon is intended for beginners who have been two 0-2 previous hackathons. You must be a current UCLA student to attend, but you don't have to be a CS major! Just bring your passion for learning, mind, and energy.


As this is a beginner hackathon, anything goes! Bonus points for good use of APIs, design, novelty, functional features, and teamwork.

Hackathon Sponsors


$720 in prizes

[First Place] Amazon Echo Dot

[Second Place] Cyber Acoustics 2.1 Speaker System

[Third Place] Tile Mate Key Finder

[Best Mobile Hack] Anker Astro E3 Ultra Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger

[Best Design Hack] USB Art, Design, and Graphics Drawing Tablet

[Best Web Hack] AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamp + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

The application and RSVP deadline have already passed. If you've RSVPed, you can simply sign up for the hackathon normally and submit your hack.


Dmitri Brereton

Dmitri Brereton

Brandon Liu

Brandon Liu

Akhil Nadendla

Akhil Nadendla

Ky-Coung Hyunh

Ky-Coung Hyunh

Judging Criteria

  • General Judging
    Hacks that combine the best of all categories will be judged.
  • Design
    We're looking for the best-designed product, whether it be a webpage, mobile app, or any kind of hack. We take into consideration color scheme, layout, typography, responsiveness, and several other factors.
  • Mobile
    Hacks that qualify for this criteria include Android and iOS apps. We're looking for functionality, novelty, use of platform APIs, utility, ease-of-use, and various other factors.
  • Web
    Web apps, websites, and servers quality for this criteria. We look for functionality, novelty, use of APIs, utility, ease-of-use, ease-of-navigation, and several other factors.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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