Weekend hack sessions 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.

UB ACM Hack Nights will have 3 prize categories for the Fall 2018 semester!

  • Most Polished Project
  • Hippest Hack
  • The Wildcard Hack

Teams of up to four people can submit a project to multiple categories for public voting during the Semester Finale! Winners of each category can have their choice of a prize from the pool. The teams will select their prizes in the order of the percentage of votes towards their projects in the category.

  • Dell SE2416HX 23.8" Screen LED-Lit IPS Monitor (3 available)
  • Syma X5C 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro HD Camera RC Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera (2 available)
  • Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable (3 available)
  • Amazon Echo Dot (3 available)
  • Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) & Zero Essentials Kit (2 available)

At the end of the semester, we run a large 12-hour Hack Nights 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:

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