SwampHacks is a 36 hour open coding event where students become creators. In the allotted time, students from around the country come together at the University of Florida to collaborate on projects, mingle in activities, and network with sponsors for a fully immersive experience.


Anyone can take part in this hackathon! No experience necessary!


In addition to the Devpost, you need to submit a video demo of your project. You will be judged on this demo.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,700 in prizes

1st Place Overall

SwampHacks VII 1st Place Winner. Winning team will be flown to California to compete in Pinnacle (Read more about Pinnacle at https://pinnacle.us.org/ )

2nd Place Overall

SwampHacks VII 2nd Place Winner

3rd Place Overall

SwampHack VII 3rd Place Winner

Organizers' Choice

We pick our favorite submission!

First Time Hacker Award

All hackathon newbies can be judged for this category! A majority of your team has to be a first time hacker to be eligible.

Best Retro Theme

Anything retro! We would love to see retro games, retro themes, retro looking sites or whatever else you can think of!

Accenture Challenge

Promote and describe your technically complex project to a non-technical audience including a CEO and a 5th grade

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

Use any Google Cloud product (Firebase counts) to qualify

InfoTech Challenge

Most innovative use of a public dataset for the public good

Citi Challenge

Best innovation project with Citi’s mission in mind

Capital One Challenge

Best Financial Hack

Major League Hacking Octocat Challenge

Doodle an Octocat in any format you like and tweet it to “@GitHubEducation @MLHacks using #MyOctocat and #SwampHacksVII”

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored By Digi-Key (2)

Hardware emulator projects are eligible for the prize category!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Have the best domain name and win a prize!

American Express Challenge

Submit a photo of your best virtual hacker space to qualify for this challenge

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. PostgreSQL compatible and easy to use. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Sahar Azody
SwampHacks VII Co-Organizer

Anushri Marar

Anushri Marar
SwampHacks VII Co-Organizer

Jesus del Valle

Ilia Kniazev

Ilia Kniazev

Zachary Speaks

Chad Wishner

Koen Flores

Bernard Marger

Bernard Marger

Allison Wu

Komal Rajput

Lara Disuanco

Shafiq Mohammed

Mark Sullivan

Jing Low

Andrew Kerr

Andrew Kerr

Gabe Torres



Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack novel? Does it bring creative ideas to an existing solution?
  • Usefulness
    Did the hack fulfill a real world need? Is the hack practical? Would people use this?
  • Presentation
    Does everything work properly and smoothly? Is it designed well?
  • Execution
    Was the project well presented and thoroughly explained?
  • Overall
    Overall experience of the project

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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