• Sunday 10/24 @ 10 AM PDT - Initial submission deadline
    • Your Devpost submission must be created by this time:
    • You may continue to edit your submission after this time until the final deadline.
  • Sunday 10/24 @ 11:15 AM PDT - Hacking ends!
    • Your Devpost submission must be complete by this time. You should not make any edits after this point.
    • Your teams in Discord (see the #team-setup channel) must be finalized.


Whether we've been exploring and creating from our rooms at home, on the way to work, or in our campus dorms, we've each found our own individual spaces during this pandemic. Let's reconnect, piece by piece.

At DubHacks '21, attendees bring their individual spaces and ideas together while reconnecting with old friends and meeting online ones for the first time. Our tracks, mentors, sponsors, and hackers are pieces to the puzzle that make up the DubHacks community. We hope to empower our students to build impactful tech solutions, foster a community for learning and experimentation, and seek to advance diversity and equity in the tech industry.

To keep our puzzle pieces safe, this year's hackathon will be virtual <3

Claim your piece of the puzzle!


To participate in DubHacks '21, you must be officially registered through our site (not just Devpost)! Check your email for communication from our team.

Hackathon Sponsors


$22,746 in prizes

Downtown Track Winner

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the health and wellbeing of our communities, we look towards technology to enable our social systems and bridge gaps in resources and information. Over the past year, technology has been utilized to break down barriers and connect people to the resources they need and the communities they lean on.

Topics to consider: Healthcare, Sustainability, Social Connectivity (using technology to foster meaningful connections), Economics, Politics

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Standing Desk, iPad Air 64 GB, Monitor, Gaming Chair

Campus Track Winner

Education and work have been transformed by the pandemic. Being equipped with ever-evolving technology has allowed educational institutions and workplaces alike to revolutionize the ways in which we learn, work, and develop as professionals.

Topics to consider: Education, Work From Home, Productivity Tools, Professional Development.

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Standing Desk, iPad Air 64 GB, Monitor, Gaming Chair.

Studio Track Winner

Throughout the last year, people have found new ways to channel their creativity and imagination, whether it be through social media platforms, food, gaming, or more. How will these outlets further transform as we begin to exit the pandemic and how can we critically understand the need for their accessibility?

Topics to consider: Arts, Entertainment, Food, Culture, Fashion and Beauty, Gaming, Outdoor/Physical Activities.

Each winning team member may choose one of the following prizes: Standing Desk, iPad Air 64 GB, Monitor, Gaming Chair.

Downtown Track Finalist (3)

Campus Track Finalist (3)

Studio Track Finalist (3)

Best Use of Figma

Brainstorm, design and prototype your submission with FigJam and Figma, the tools that the pros use. You can get a free Figma Professional plan when you verify your student email on The submission that uses Figma in the most meaningful way will win a Figma Swag box for each team member.

Slalom Build (dub)Hack for Climate Solutions Challenge

Inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Slalom Build's own 2021 Hack for Climate Solutions, Slalom Build challenges creative programmers, big picture thinkers, and enthusiastic leaders to collaborate on our most pressing sustainability challenges. These included the pursuit of zero emissions, effective waste management. These included the pursuit of zero emissions, effective waste management and reduction programs, and protecting the environment and the biodiversity of our communities. In all, 150+ hackers in 21 teams across 4 countries brought their brainpower to bear on this important issue.

For Slalom’s Hack for Climate Solutions Challenge, we will award a choice of the following options to each member of the winning team: LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian Razor Crest Set, $120 Amazon Gift Card, Donation in name to one of Slalom’s climate-focused nonprofit partners, VertueLab in support of cleantech startups and climate innovation

Facebook's Best Hack for Social Good

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. We'll be looking for the best project that uses technology to create more meaningful connections.

Prizes: Members of the winning team each get an Oculus Quest 2

Cybersource Visa Build Better, Together Challenge

At Cybersource, we know people are at the heart of every transaction. So we put people at the heart of everything we do. We believe in fostering inclusive, equitable teams and embracing diversity as a way to build better solutions and businesses together. Through the Cybersource Visa Build Better, Together Challenge we'll award the team who makes the best use of Cybersource Visa API during DubHacks to tackle societal issues, especially pertaining to diversity and equity.

Join our workshop at 1 PM to learn more on how to use our API!

The winning team will receive a $2000 charitable donation, mentorship opportunities, project video presented to Visa executives, and a $500 Visa gift card for each team member.

Microsoft Cloud Hackathon Challenge

Rules: The best use of the Microsoft Cloud for social good. The Microsoft Cloud ( is comprised of the following products: Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Github, LinkedIn

Grand Prize: LinkedIn Learning 1-year membership (1 per team member), Xbox 1-year Ultimate Game Pass (1 per team member), $250 Azure Credit (1 per team member), $500 contribution to approved charity (1 per team)

DubHacks Next Most Commercially Viable Prize

DubHacks Next, UW’s student-run tech startup incubator, is offering a Most Commercially Viable prize to the hackathon project that shows the most promise to turn into a startup.

If you’re interested in DubHacks Next’s Most Commercially Viable prize, please include a couple sentences about a potential business model, market size, and/or how you’d continue building your project!

The winning team will receive $5K in AWS credits and $1K in Notion credits to help your team continue your project post-hackathon, as well as a guaranteed interview for Batch 1 of our incubator!

Best Social Impact

Consideration of the social impact your technology makes should be central to any hacker. Projects that showcase a deep understanding of its impact on society (particularly when being presented to judges) will be nominated for the Best Social Impact Prize.

*** Teams will be nominated by the judges reviewing that project. ***

Team members can choose one of the following prices plus a $200 donation to an organization of their choice: Apple Airpods Pro, Sennheiser Headphones, Nintendo Switch Lite, Apple TV 4K 32 GB.

Best Use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Best Space App powered by Space Force

The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!

Please note: the majority of your team members must be located in the United States to qualify.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has this project been done before at hackathons in the past? How creative is their project in solving the problem at hand?
  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Consideration
    Did the team show awareness and consideration of the impact their project has (intentional or unintentional) and who it affects, individually and socially?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new?
  • Adherence to Theme
    Does the hack correspond well to the theme of the track (Studio, Campus, or Downtown) that it was submitted to?

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