Introducing SwampHacks: an 18-hour hackathon where the only objective is to make something AWESOME.

Join the Association for Computing Machinery, the UF Software Development Club, and Women in Computer Science Engineering for this inaugural event. Entry is completely free, and FOOD and PRIZES will be provided! The event starts at 8pm on March 13th and goes through the night until 2pm on the 14th. Solo participation is allowed, but teams of no more than 5 members are encouraged. So grab your best graphic designers, startup enthusiasts, and rockstar programmers, and show up ready to hack the night away!


Any team of up to 5 participants who are physically in attendance of the event may submit a project.


  • Must be a software product or prototype.
  • Must be original to the event. Projects whose implementation has begun before the event are not allowed. Project ideas conceived before the event are however allowed.
  • Teams of only up to 5 may submit a project.
  • Every member of your team must be onsite during the development of your project, and you may only submit a project if you actually attend the event.

Hackathon Sponsors


$970 in prizes

Pebble Smartwatch (3)

A bluetooth smartwatch for the mobile user that just needs more mobility.

Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit (2)

Microcontrollers for dummies. Oh the things you can build!

Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (2)

Laptop not small enough? Have a computer that can fit in the palm of your hand!

Leap Motion Developer VR Bundle (2)

Touch the future. Make the future.

6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter (2)

Amazon might not be able to make them work, but we can.

Big Nerd Ranch Programming Guides and Codeschool Subscriptions (4)

Learning doesn't have to end when the hacking does.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Lisa Anthony

Dr. Lisa Anthony
Assistant Professor at the University of Florida

Dr. Juan Gilbert

Dr. Juan Gilbert
Associate Chair of Research for the CISE Department at the University of Florida

Lindsey Tropf

Lindsey Tropf
CEO of Immersed Games

Curtis McMillen

Curtis McMillen
Director of Software Development at Infinite Energy, Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Practical Application
    How is the hack useful?
  • Design (UI)
    How awesome does it look?
  • Creativity/Novelty
    How original is this idea?
  • Quality of Implementation
    How well does it work?
  • Intuitiveness (UX)
    How easy and natural does using it feel?
  • Final Pitch
    How well did you convince the judges that your hack is the best?

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