HackerPack

🖥️ What is HackUTD?

HackUTD is a weekend-long event where students build apps, hardware, and more. HackUTD provides a venue for self-expression and creativity through technology. People with varying technical backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively build a unique solution from scratch. Whether you're a frequent hackathon attendee or just getting started, we'd love to see what you can make.

💫 What's the Purpose?

Develop CS & non-CS student relations and skills through hacking challenges. Showcase new technologies through workshops and facilitate meetings with industry leaders who choose to participate in our hackathon!

🎉 Why attend HackUTD?

HackUTD is a student organized hackathon aimed at offering fellow students an outlet for self expression and welcoming everyone with or without experience! HackUTD hosts events that introduce key concepts and relevant topics that new hackers will find useful.

👯 Team Formation

Team formation will be happening virtually this year! Follow the instructions on the linked slide deck to meet people and make groups together. Of course, you might also consider going around ECSW and seeing who you might bump into :)

🔗 Team formation slide deck
💯 Submission & Judging Instructions

To submit your project, use devpost and create a submission in our Devpost before 12:00 PM on Sunday, November 14th. Include as much information as possible, so judges can look at your project before your presentation! To be considered for judging and prizes, you must submit a project on devpost by 12:00 PM.

Judging will work differently depending on if your team is hybrid, in-person, or virtual. *Additionally, if you are submitting a project to the Capital One ‘Best Financial Hack’ challenge, you must submit a 5-minute video to be considered.*

  • If you are not comfortable participating in in-person judging, you may also submit a 5-minute video.
  • If your team is in-person, a spreadsheet with booth numbers will be posted on the hackathon portal. Booths will be spread out throughout the building, in numerical order. Once you find your booth, judges will start coming around to hear your presentation and judge your projects.
  • If your team is virtual, we ask that you submit a video presentation, up to 5 minutes long. This presentation can cover whatever content you want, but ideally should encompass all aspects of your project. Judges will then be shown your video during the judging timeslot.

Lastly, if your team is hybrid, you get to choose how the presentation is done! It can either be done with the 5-minute video, or in-person, depending on your teams decision.

🔗 Check the devpost here!
🍕 Meals

Grab a bite while you're hacking! You can't get anywhere on an empty stomach.

Provided Meals - Free of Charge 🤩

DayCateringTimeLocation
Saturday LunchWafflelicious Food Truck, Yummy Pizza Food Truck12:00 pmPedestrian Promenade
Saturday DinnerJimmy John's7:30 pmRoom ECS 1.100, Main Community Commons
Saturday SnacksMystery item 👀12:00 amRoom ECS 1.100, Main Community Commons
Sunday BreakfastEinstein's9:00 amRoom ECS 1.100, Main Community Commons
Sunday LunchFreebird's12:00 pmRoom ECS 1.100, Main Community Commons

🍽️ On-Campus Restaurants

Student UnionSaturdaySunday
Starbucks (cafe)9:00 am - 3:00 pmclosed
Chick-Fil-A (take-out)10:20 am - 3:00 pmclosed
Panda Express10:20 am - 3:00 pmclosed
Parking Structure 3SaturdaySunday
Taco Bell Cantina (dine-in)8:00 am - 3:00 pm11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining Hall WestSaturdaySunday
Papa Johns (take-out)11:00 am - 11:00 pmClosed
The Market11:00 am - 11:00 pmClosed
NorthsideSaturdaySunday
7-ElevenOpen 24 HoursOpen 24 Hours
Northside Drafthouse & Eatery 11:00 am - 2:00 am11:00 am - 12:00 am
Pinto Urban Thai Dinner12:00 pm - 9:00 pmClosed
Starbucks6:00 am - 10:00 pm6:00 am - 10:00 pm

🚗 Off-Campus Restaurants

NameDistance From CampusSaturdaySunday
Salata1.5 miles11:00 am - 9:00 pm11:00 am - 3:00 pm
QDOBA1.6 miles11:00 am - 9:00 pm11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Raising Cane's1.7 miles10:00 am - 1:00 am10:00 am - 1:00 am
Whataburger1.9 miles24 hours24 hours
Skyrocket Burger2 miles11:00 am - 9:00 pmclosed
Pizza Hut2.1 miles10:00 am - 12:00 am10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Rosa's Café2.3 miles6:30 am - 11:00 pm6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Smoothie King2.4 miles8:00 am - 9:00 pm10:00 am - 8:00 pm
TocoToco Boba Tea2.9 miles10:00 am - 11:00 pm10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Velvet Taco3.3 miles11:00 am - 2:00 am11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cafe Brazil3.8 miles24 hours24 hours
OMG Tacos4.2 miles11:00 am - 2:45 am11:00 am - 1:45 am

*Off Campus Restaurants with UTD Student Discounts: https://sg.utdallas.edu/discount/#dining

⌨️ Hacking Spaces
There's a lot of places around campus to hack. Here are some of our favorites that we want to share with you.

3D Searchable Map of UTD : here

ECS West

1️⃣ Floor 1

  • Collaboration Rooms: 1.330, 1.340

2️⃣ Floor 2

  • Collaboration Rooms: 2.305
  • Classrooms: 2.325
  • Study Area: 2.100, 2.115, 2.160, 2.164, 2.336, 2.369
  • Student Lounge: 2.475

3️⃣ Floor 3

  • Collaboration Rooms: 3.305, 3.321
  • Study Area: 3.330, 3.160, 3,115
  • Student Lounge: 3.475

4️⃣ Floor 4

  • Collaboration Rooms: 4.305
  • Classrooms: 4.325
  • Study Area: 4.330, 4.336, 4.125, 4.115
  • Student Lounge: 4.475

Other Hacking Spaces On Campus

  • ECSS and ECSN Lobbies
  • Plinth Staircase
  • Sciences Building/Courtyard
  • Student Union Lounge
  • Student Services Building
👥 Clubs and Organizations
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WIN Stem

Win STEM at UT Dallas is a charitable, service-oriented organization aimed at supporting and recruiting ambitious women to pursue STEM careers through building confidence, community engagement, and opportunity guidance.
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UTD BlockChain

UTD Blockchain is a club that focuses on creating awareness about blockchain technology and it's application in various industries like finance, supply chain, and e-commerce to name a few. We want to help people to get involved in blockchain and other financial technologies from the very start. Our club gives a lot of importance to preparing our students to succeed on a professional level by exposing them to both engineering and business regardless of their majors.
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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE is a student run branch of IEEE whose purpose is to provide current undergraduate students with an opportunity to enrich their learning experience and connect with local industry professionals. We provide students with an environment that allows them to socialize through IEEE events and enables them to develop professional skills through tech talks and personal interactions. By sustaining a close community of passionate young engineers, we hope to encourage excellence among our members and enhance the character of the engineering profession at large.
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Entrepreneurship Club

The mission of Entrepreneurship Club is to promote the entrepreneurship spirit on campus by empowering students to collaborate, create and most importantly become change makers. We do so by promoting local startup events, inviting guest speakers, hosting pitch competitions, and we’re constantly trying to expand the impact of our club both on campus and off campus.
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Google Developer Student Clubs

Google Developer Student Clubs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a GDSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.
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Artificial Intelligence Society

The Artificial Intelligence Society is one of the largest computer science organizations at the University of Texas at Dallas. We are a team of passionate individuals, devoted to bridging the gap between people's awareness and the world of AI. Our mission is to promote artificial intelligence education at UT Dallas and in the surrounding communities.
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Student Game Developer Association

The SGDA serves to promote game development, create a growing community of students and professionals involved in the games industry, and host events related to video game development and its many facets.
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UTDesign Makerspace

The mission of UTDesign Makerspace is to provide an environment of innovation, collaboration, and education where Makers can develop their skills and projects among their peers with access to current and next-generation technology.
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180 Degrees Consulting

180DC at UT Dallas provides UT Dallas students with opportunities to develop professional consulting skills by bringing together UTD's top talent to solve challenging, real-world problems. Our members make a real impact, gain practical experience, and exercise leadership in one of the most competitive careers in business.
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Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is a professional business fraternity. Our motto is “Shaping People, Shaping Business,” and we are committed to developing business leaders and professionals one student at a time.