Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

Feb 8 - 10, 2019



At UGAHacks, we help your ideas sprout to life. Log on and get hacking with us in this epic 36 hour programming sleepover, hosted in UGA's expansive Lamar Dodd School of Art building.

Hackathons are all about exploring your ideas and bringing them to fruition. We've got mentors, workshops and mixers to help you get what you need and branch out, and fun events like karaoke and video game tournaments when you're bushed and ready to unwind. We'll keep you well fed and watered all weekend. It's time to go out on a limb and find your roots!

Don't worry if you aren't a CS major, or don't feel comfortable coding! We have many workshops for you to attend, mentors to spruce up your project, and supportive teammates waiting for your arrival! Hackathons are about fertilizing your knowledge and we're here for your growth!


Stumped and don't know what to code? Don't worry - challenges have your back.

Challenges are projects geared around using a specific theme or tool. The best project built around each challenge will receive a prize.

Come find out what challenges we'll announce that we and our sponsors have in store for you!



Registration Open


Registration Close


Hackathon Start


4:00PM E11 and E07 parking decks open
5:00PM Check-in opens
6:30PM Opening Ceremony
7:15PM Dinner & check-in closes
8:15PM First-time Hackers / Team-building (N100)
9:00PM Collaborative Coding Workshop (N100)
9:00PM UL IMS – Panel of Payments Technology Experts (N104)
10:00PM Fiserv- Digital payments SDK API Workshop (N100)
12:00AM Sleeping room opens
9:00AM Breakfast
10:00AM PwC - Cybersecurity Tabletop Game (N100)
12:00PM Web Apps Workshop (S150)
2:00PM Lunch
3:00PM HPCC - Data Analytics Workshop (N100)
3:00PM Tyler Yox - Voice Assistants Workshop (N104)
4:30PM Small Satellite - Workshop (N104)
5:30PM Daniel Bohannon - Obfuscation, evasion, and detection (N100)
5:30PM MLH - Cup Stacking (N104)
6:45PM Resume tips and interview prep (N104)
8:00PM Dinner
9:15PM Paul Hansa - Git Workshop (N100)
9:15PM Hardware Workshop (N104)
10:30PM Karaoke (Auditorium 150)
10:30PM Smash Ultimate Tournament (Room N104)
12:00AM Sleeping room opens
9:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM Submissions Due
10:00AM Expo (Auditorium Hallway)
11:45AM Judging
1:00PM Closing ceremony


Join UGA for its 4th annual hackathon!

This year is about fostering and growing the new generation of coders -- Sowing the Seed for the Next Generation of Coders.

UGAHacks will be following the MLH Code of Conduct. By participating in UGAHacks, you are agreeing to follow the Code of Conduct throughout the duration of the event.

Hope to see you in February!



The Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. We're very excited about the very large venue upgrade this year, and we'll have plenty of room for sleeping bags, so feel free to stay all weekend!

Who can sign up?

All university students! We welcome all undergraduates and graduate students of all skill levels to attend. Professionals and other guests are welcome to attend as mentors or volunteers.

How much will it cost to sign up?

Nothing! The entire event and its amazing perks are free for all participants, including meals and snacks to keep you powered throughout the weekend, as well as workshops to help you get started and sharpen your hacking skills.

What should I bring?

Enthusiasm! Laptops, phones, chargers, and other tools you might need for your project are also important! If you're staying overnight, be sure to bring the necessary toiletries and a sleeping bag. Additionally, please bring your official student ID or government ID (no photocopies allowed).


Can I start working on my project before the event?

No. All UGAHacks projects must begin at the hackathon. You are not permitted to begin a hackathon project before this event. Feel free to bring ideas, but no code!

What if I don't have a team or idea?

Don't sweat it! You're free to join any existing team or form a new one when you get there. We'll also provide ample opportunities for hackers to meet each other and brainstorm some amazing ideas.

How many people can I have on my team?

There is no hard limit, but we recommend teams be at most 4 people, as we only have prizes for 4 people per team.

Will you be offering travel reimbursements?

Yes, we will be offering travel reimbursements! Please make sure to note it on your registration and we will reach out to you upon acceptance. University of Georgia students are not eligible to receive travel reimbursements.

Where will I sleep?

We'll have designated sleeping areas for hackers, but they will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. You're welcome and even encouraged to bring a sleeping bag!

Can I volunteer / mentor at UGAHacks?

We love your enthusiasm! Volunteers and mentors can apply via the registration form above! If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact us at - Be sure to mention it in the subject. See you soon!

I have more questions?

That's not actually a question, but if you've got one then we'll be happy to answer it! Reach out to us at



Interesting in sponsoring us?

By sponsoring UGAHacks, your company will have the opportunity to inspire new programmers while also reaching out to and recruiting the rising stars of the tech industry. Please reach out to our sponsorship team for more information.

Sponsor Packet PDF