About the challenge

UniHacks is the annual 36 hour hackathon hosted by the NC School of Science and Math, open to all North Carolina students. Students will collaborate to build innovative software projects, explore new technologies, and have fun along the way. In short, this is your ticket to meet new friends and build cool projects, in 36 hours.


What to Build

Unihacks 2023 has four main tracks: Mental Health, Physical Health, Diseases. and Logistics. For more information on tracks, please visit the UniHacks website: https://unihacks.ncssm.edu.

What to Submit

  • 3-minute video pitching your project (including project demos)
  • Source code as a GitHub repository

  • Links to live demos of your "hack" (if applicable)

  • Project write-up on devpost

Hackathon Sponsors


$678 in prizes

RGB Lamp & Spotify Premium Gift Card

Mental Health track winner.


Physical Health track winner.

Water Bottle Blender

Diseases track winner.

Rocketbook & Everlasting Pencil

Logistics track winner.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Marc Baumbach

Marc Baumbach
Head of Engineering @ Seguno Software

Owen Sizemore

Owen Sizemore
Software Engineer @ WillowTree

Kathleen Hablutzel

Kathleen Hablutzel
Cybersecurity Analyst @ Bank of America

Austin Ellis

Austin Ellis
Research Scientist @ Department of Energy

Sergio Miranda

Sergio Miranda
Solution Architect @ Mendix

Eric Wilcox

Eric Wilcox
Computer Science R&D, S&E @ Sandia National Laboratories

Seth Hollandsworth

Seth Hollandsworth
Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Michael Martine

Michael Martine
Director Asset Engineering @ IBM

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Did the team take a fresh approach to an old problem? Does the hack tackle a unique aspect of the problem?
  • Impact
    Does the hack have clear real-world implications? How well thought-out is the concept? Does the hack adhere to its respective track?
  • Execution
    How well did the team translate their idea into a functional prototype? Is the hack well-designed?
  • Presentation
    Was the hack pitched in a compelling manner? How well did the team understand their chosen problem? Is the concept viable for an entrepreneur?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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