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
  • 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 1:30 pm April 9th, your project will remain editable until 2:30pm.

Submissions open as soon as hacking starts, at 2:30 pm  on April 8th, and end when hacking ends, at 2:30 pm on April 9th. You must submit before 1:00 pm on April 9th in order to be eligible for judging. You can and are encouraged to continue working on your project until hacking ends (2:30 pm on April 9th).

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 4:30 pm on April 9th when the Awards/Closing Ceremony begins in Old Chem 525.

Finalists will have access to a mini-display port, VGA hookups, an HDMI cable, a computer with a web browser, and a document camera for their presentations. These presentations will determine the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place projects.

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


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Maurice Abney

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Chris Crowell
Chris Crowell

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Bjorg Prodan

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Nicholas Restifo
Kinetic Vision

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Gaganpal S Dhaliwal
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

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Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

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Chuck Zimmer
University of Cincinnati

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Fred Annexstein
University of Cincinnati

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How did your team innovate or use new methods to develop your solution?
  • Learning
    What new technologies did your group learn from this activity? Did you learn more about tools you've previously used? How did this project improve your skills as a programmer/engineer?
  • Functionality
    What does your project do and how well does it perform?