HackNC 2022 will serve you from November 4th to November 6th at UNC-Chapel Hill!

HackNC is a weekend for students of all skill levels to broaden their talents. Your challenge is to make an awesome project in just 24 hours. You will have access to hands-on workshops and demos from our sponsors, as well as exciting talks about the awesome things happening right now with computer science and technology - not to mention all of the free food, shirts, stickers, and swag!

HackNC begins with just a weekend, but we hope you're ready to learn new skills, make friends, and foster ideas here that flourish. Ready to register? You'll need a laptop and your fanciest thinking cap - everything else is on us. Begin your journey by registering now at hacknc.com. This step is mandatory.


  • Create your Devpost submission on our HackNC 2022 Devpost and attach a video/demo (maximum 2-minute long) before the hacking period ends (Sunday, November 6th at 11 AM EST)

  • Every team can only submit one project. Multiple submissions per team will not be allowed.
  • Every submission must include a GitHub link to any code written for the hack, unless previous arrangements were made with the Directors.
  • Every submission must include a max. 2-minute long demo video showcasing the features of the project.
  • We cannot guarantee that judges will fully watch your video if they’re longer than 2 minutes.
  • Projects without a demo video will not be judged. These videos will be shown to our judges and if your project ends up winning a general category or track prize, it may be played/published on our social media channels.
  • We cannot accept projects that have been submitted to other hackathons.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,260 in prizes

HackNC General - 1st Place

Full HD Monitor

HackNC General - 2nd Place

Smart Speaker

Best Game Hack (2)

Mechanical Keyboard

Best UX Hack (2)

Drawing Tablet

Best Mobile Hack (2)


HackNC Beginner - 1st Place

Full HD Monitor

HackNC Beginner - 2nd Place

Smart Speaker

Meme Competition - 1st Place

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Meme Competition - 2nd Place

Tile Bluetooth Tracker

Meme Competition - 3rd Place

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

Best Financial Hack (Capital One)

Amazon Gift Cards

Best Customer Experience Hack (Genesys)

Amex Giftcards + Swag

Best Junior Hackers (Infosys) (3)

Guaranteed Final Round Interview with Infosysʼ #1 ranked InStep Internship! Hackers must be in their Junior year.

Best Infosys Hack (Infosys)

Win Infosys InStep Goodie Bag, including Amazon Fire Stick and a Tile Keyfinder

Best Agricultural Innovation Award (John Deere)

$100 Electronic Visa Gift Cards

Best use of Google Cloud (MLH)

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. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, Android pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack.

Most Creative Use of Twilio (MLH)

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com (MLH)

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack 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!

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity (MLH)

At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Yicheng Wang

Yicheng Wang

Avisek Mishra

Avisek Mishra
Credit Suisse

Robbie Young

Robbie Young

Brian Clifford

Brian Clifford

Richard Wu

Richard Wu

Chris Diehl

Chris Diehl

Parker Place

Parker Place

Judging Criteria

  • Application/Impact
    Does the project have any feasible application and/or have a social impact that goes above and beyond? Will this help the community with a real problem they are facing? Can this be implemented? Will people find value and use your project?
  • Functionality/Quality
    Is the project free of major bugs? Does it look appealing? The UI/UX doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but if we're having a hard time understanding the project by looking at it, there may be a problem.
  • Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution or creation we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Technical Complexity
    The team should display a good level of knowledge in terms of the technology they’ve used in implementing their project.
  • Presentation
    The team is able to fully present the functionalities of their project, including what they wish to expand on in the future.

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