Over 500 students from over 20 countries will gather for 36h of dreaming, hacking and shipping on anything and everything. All projects are welcome, mobile, hardware, web, you name it. Throughout the hackathon we'll have introductory talks for first time hackers as well as sponsor Tech Talks to help you out with your hacks!

Hacking starts at 9:00 PM on Friday and end at 9:00 AM on Sunday. All submissions must be made through Devpost.


Only hackers who recieved a ticket and confirmed attendance are eligible to participate in HackUPC Fall 2016. If you attended and hacked at HackUPC Fall 2016, then you are eligible to make a submission. 


Hack, submit to Devpost and show your work during demo time from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the venue. Only hacks who do demo are elligible for prizes. Build something awesome.

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Prize

To be announced

2nd Prize

To be announced

3rd Prize

To be announced

Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

GFT: Change the future of banking

GFT Challenge: Use a dataset of more than 10 million of banking movements and the open data of Barcelona's city hall and get ready to change the future of banking.

Prize: MIP Robot

Opentrends: Use IoT platform not only for smartcities

1 parrot minidron + 1 Raspberry Pi for each team member

Best usage of HP API

1 printer for each team member

Coolest use of Twilio API

Philips Hue Starter-kits

Best usage of Skyscanner API: 1st prize

100 € voucher for travel and FastTrack for Skyscanner interview process

Best usage of Skyscanner API: 2nd prize

Fast track in Skyscanner interview process

Best usage of Skyscanner API: 3rd prize

Fast track in Skyscanner interview process

everis: Solidary Robotics


Altran: Catalonian Mobile Coverage data

Surprise prize!

GFI: Mobile Syncronized Patters

Twilio: Coolest use of Twilio API

Philips Hue Starter Kit

.tech best domain

Bloomberg favourite's hack

Dron for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Josep Sanjuas

Josep Sanjuas
CEO - Network Polygraph

Nicolas Grenié

Nicolas Grenié
Hacker in Residence - 3scale

Dario Nieuwenhuis

Dario Nieuwenhuis
CTO - Verse

Borja Auría

Borja Auría
Executive Manager - Kernel Analytics

Dmitry Skorinko

Dmitry Skorinko
CTO - Glovo

Agustín Leyenda

Agustín Leyenda
Software Engineer - Microsoft

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.
  • Disclaimer
    These criteria will guide judges but ultimately judges are free to make decisions based on their gut feeling of which projects are the most impressive and most deserving.

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