Build. Learn. Grow.

RevolutionUC is a student hackathon in which we invite students from across the midwest to partake in a weekend of code, community, and self-improvement. You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati and you don't have to be a computer science major or engineering student. We're looking for people who share our passion to do awesome things with technology.

You can find more information about RevolutionUC on the event's website

For information about the schedule for the event visit the schedule page from the event's website

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RevolutionUC is open to all college and high school students. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver, which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

View the FAQ page on the event's website ( or contact us for more details.


  • Be prepared to present your hack to multiple judges in four minutes
  • Demo the project you've been working on for the past 24 hours
  • Be proud of what you've worked on!
  • Tell us what all you've learned while hacking (in only four minutes!)
  • Checkout the judging criteria (Projects are judged based on creativity, learning, and functionality)
  • Tell us if you've used an opt-in or sponsor prize category when you submit on devpost
  • Be sure to tell us if you've used any of the MLH sponsored hardware for you hack

Make sure to submit your project by 12:30 pm on March 4th to assist in judging. Your project will remain editable until 1:30 pm. Use the table number at your current table when asked - the table number you write down is where you will be judged - don't move!

Submissions open as soon as hacking starts, at 1:30 pm on March 3rd, and ends when hacking ends, at 1:30 pm on March 4th. You must submit before 12:30 pm on March 4th  in order to be eligible for judging. You can and are encouraged to continue working on your project until hacking ends (1:30pm March 4th).

You may use your own laptop for your presentation. Projects will be evaluated in an exposition style by different judges who will visit your group if you submit your project. The top teams will present their project during the closing ceremonies.

Finalists will be presenting at 3:30 pm on March 4th when the Awards/Closing Ceremony begins in Zimmer Auditorium.

In addition to overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, we also offer sponsor prizes and category prizes that will be judged separately.




Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Did you build something novel? Something original?
  • Functionality
    What does your project do? How well does it do it?
  • Learning
    Did you step out of your comfort zone and try something new?