Biweekly hack session at UB. Build awesome projects.

Hack Nights are biweekly hack sessions in Davis Hall, University at Buffalo. Build awesome projects and connect with your fellow UB ACM peers.

Traditional 24-36 hour hackathons are great for students to focus and build amazing projects in a sprint. In fact, UB Hacking is so successful it is now ran as an independent event! We've seen great projects from hackathons, and hope to see them productionize and mature over time.

Here's where Hack Nights come in. We want to encourage students to work on long-term projects. During Hack Night, we turn Davis 101 into a coworking space for students to work on projects. Hack Nights are eight hour sessions on every other Saturdays during the semester.

At the Hack Night semester finale (May 5th!), we will be taking project submissions on anything students have worked on over the past semester. Everyone attending will be voting for their favorite projects, and the projects with the highest votes will win prizes!

The following are the categories and their prizes; these are the currently confirmed categories to win, and we might add new categories throughout the semester! Each team member gets one of the listed item for the category they win, up to 4 items per team.

  • Most Useful Lifehack: Amazon Echo Dot
  • Best Hardware Hack: Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) & Zero Essentials Kit
  • Funniest Hack: Syma X5C 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro HD Camera RC Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera
  • Best Design: Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
  • More coming soon!

At the end of the semester, we run a large 12-hour Hack Night event where participants can present a project they've worked on any time after the previous semester finale. We provide prizes to winners and list them on our site here! Check out the past winners right here:

Want to send your resume to our sponsors? Visit https://ubdevs.com, create an account, and submit your resume! Once submitted, sponsors will have access to your resume for recruiting purposes.

There's no way we can run Hack Night without sponsors who see value in what we do for students.