UQCS Hackathon 2021

Friday 10th September – Sunday 12th September

49-301, Advanced Engineering Building.

The much awaited UQCS Hackathon is back & better than ever! Taking place from the 10th to 12th of September, this is a great time to learn a new framework, develop your programming and/or design skills, and win some money. Use the link above to buy tickets - make sure to buy them before 22nd August to get a LIMITED EDITION Hackathon 2021 t-shirt for ONLY $5 and early bird tickets for only $10!

If you aren’t familiar with how the UQCS Hackathon works, it’s pretty simple:

  1. Form your team 👭👬
  2. Build something cool 💻
  3. Eat free food 🍕
  4. Present what you have made 🎤
  5. Win prizes 🏆

In the past people have built websites, desktop apps, games, hardware, and even robots and if you’ve never been to a Hackathon before, don’t worry as we’ll be running a talk beforehand walking through what to do at your first Hackathon. Make sure to hit going on Facebook and to buy your tickets now!


Some past projects are on our showcase page.

UQCS Showcase


Early bird student tickets are just $10 (or $15 including a limited edition t-shirt). Otherwise, tickets are $15 for students and $20 for non-students (non-students are not eligible for prizes). As usual, we will be supplying breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Hackathon too, so make sure to grab your tickets so we can know how many people to cater for. See you there!


We'll have $2500 in prizes up for grabs across ten categories:

$1000 - Best Overall

The creators of the best project (as determined by our celebrity judges) will take home a whopping $1000 dollars (not to mention bragging rights)! This prize is proudly sponsored by TechnologyOne.

$500 - Best Overall Runner Up

The second placed team (as determined by our celebrity judges) will take home $500.

$200 - Best Newcomers

The best team consisting entirely of students in their first or second semester of university (in any discipline) will find themselves the proud owners of $200 to distribute between themselves.

$200 - People's Choice

After presentations have concluded on the Sunday night, you'll have the chance to vote for your favourite project, the project with the most votes will take home 200 big ones.

$100 - Best Interdisciplinary Project

UQCS likes to mix things up. The best project demonstrating skills or solving problems from other disciplines (hardware, science, math, and dare we say it... humanities) will be eligible for $100 cash.

$100 - Best Design

The creator(s) of the project demonstrating the coolest visual design will take home their choice of $100 to spend on turtlenecks or a pirated PDF copy of Banksy's art book Wall and Piece.

$100 - Best Game

Be it a game or a gaming related project there's $100 in it for the gamers as well. May the brightest mechanical keyboard win!

$100 - Best Community Project

The best project (as determined by our celebrity judges) aimed at helping a philanthropic or community organisation, or addressing a social justice problem will earn a nice $100 reward (who said being nice didn't pay off?).

$100 - Best Presentation

While the project is import, so is the presentation. Why not ditch the slide deck for something with a bit more pizzazz.

$100 - Most Masochistic

The project that caused the most pain for its creators will earn them $100. It's not enough to make up for a weekend of self-inflicted misery, but it helps.


There are a few rules you'll need to follow to be eligible for prizes:

  • Teams must use some form of version control, in a new repository.
  • Projects cannot be started early.
  • Teams must consist of only students (from a university in QLD).
  • Prize winners must be uploaded to the UQCS Showcase before payout.