DubHacks is a 24-hour collegiate hackathon held at the University of Washington in Seattle. We bring together undergraduate students of all backgrounds to inspire individuals to develop creative tools to solve society’s biggest issues.

We believe in empowering and enriching humanity. We connect people and new perspectives to promote inclusion, diversity, and accessibility. We build solutions for problems worth solving, together

Hackathon Sponsors


Best use of Microsoft technology

Wins Surface Pros (max of 4)

Google API Prize (2)


Best use of storytelling (+ Marvel API)

Wins Sphero Droids

Help people live safer, more secure lives leveraging Liberty Mutual’s Shine API

Win Beats Headphones

Best use of BlackRock API

Wins drones

MLH - Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Wins $250 AWS Credit (US Only) + Amazon Gift Cards (MX, CAD, EU)

MLH - Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Wins Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Accolade - Best Healthcare Hack

Wins $50 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Transportation-Related Hack

Challenge the convention of our current transportation system towards the ever-growing ride-sharing world

Wins Apple AirPods and backpacks with Lyft swag

Challenge 1

Reimagine a tool of today to cultivate equity and access for everyone tomorrow.

Wins 1 3D printer, 2 Kinects, 3 Raspberry Pi and 1 drone.

Challenge 2

Enable someone on the other side of the world to live life like you do.

Wins 1 3D printer, 2 Kinects, 3 Raspberry Pi and 1 drone

Challenge 3

Craft sustainable experiences that break down barriers for your local communities.

Wins 1 3D printer, 2 Kinects, 3 Raspberry Pi and 1 drone

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ed Lazowska

Ed Lazowska

Candance Faber

Candance Faber
City of Seattle

Vidya Srinivasan

Vidya Srinivasan

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
  • Execution and Usability
  • How well you fulfill your challenge

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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