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.


  • Participants: Any University or High School Student that has registered for RevolutionUC. You must be present to be eligible.
  • Teams: 1-4 Members


Build something awesome. The hack must be a finished submission and have not been worked on prior to RevolutionUC.

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Place

Dell Venue Tablets, Courtesy of MLH

2nd Place

Bluetooth speakers, courtesy of Bearcat Hackers

3rd Place

Spark Core development kits, courtesy of Bearcat Hackers

Hacking UC, by UC Engineering Tribunal

Chromecasts, courtesy of UC Engineering Tribunal. The winner of this prize will be chosen by members from the Engineering Tribunal.

Best Use of AWS

Dell Portable Offline S3 Instance (1TB External Harddrive), courtesy of MLH

Best use of Strap API

$100 Gift Cards, courtesy of Strap

Best High School Hack

Portable Battery, courtesy of Bearcat Hackers. This prize will have preference to teams with high schoolers as the majority of the team.

Best Newbie Hack

Amazon Firesticks, courtesy of Bearcat Hackers. This prize will have preference to attendees who are attending RevolutionUC as their first hackathon.

Best Mobile Hack

Mini Quadcopters, courtesy of Bearcat Hackers

Best Pebble Hack

Pebble Steel Smartwatches, courtesy of MLH

Finalist Position for the 2016 KPCB Fellows Program

Criteria for the KPCB Fellows Challenge:

- Clearly addresses one of the Build for Good challenges
- Submitted to RevolutionUC challenge post and to
- Offers a really scalable solution to the challenge
- Realistic and implementable by the nonprofit
- Creative approach to the problem
- Gives the nonprofit a good starting point to run with the solution

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:



Software Developer @ Intuit


Co-Founder @ Neep


Software Developer @ Strap


Software Developer @ Zipscene


CEO @ HelloParent

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    Would the application have real social impact? Can it change the world, or at least help someone in your community? Does the project have a wow factor?
  • Innovation
    Is the solution novel? Does it solve a problem in a creative or never-seen-before way?
  • Technical Achievement
    Did the participant(s) solve a hard technical problem? Did they get a working demo completed within the allotted time?

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