Remember that in order to get your travel reimbursement you must submit a project to Devpost before the deadline.
How to get to HackUPC
Take the metro L9 in either Aeroport T2 or Aeroport T1 towards Zona Universitària. Go to the last station Zona Universitària. Our venue is a 10 minute walk from there. To get to our check-in point please check out our map.
Don't get a T-10 ticket if you are in the airport, you won't be able to use it from there. Buy a single trip ticket from the airport instead. If you really want to use a T-10, then you can take the train (R2 to Sant Celoni or Maçanet-Massanes) from Terminal 2B (a free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2B departs every 5 minutes), but the train only runs every 30 minutes. You will have to get down at Sants Estació (3rd stop) and take the metro as explained below.
Take the metro L9 in Zona Universitària towards Aeroport T1. Stop at either Aeroport T1 or Aeroport T2 depending on the terminal your plane is departing from.
This itinerary is completely accessible.
If you take the train, you will probably arrive at Sants Estació. From there you need to take the metro L3, it is located on the north side of the station, follow the signs for the green line (L3), not the blue one (L5). When you reach the station, go towards Zona Universitària (to the right if coming from underground). Get off at Palau Reial, from there you should see some signs pointing where HackUPC is, otherwise you can check out our map.
Take the metro L3 in Palau Reial towards Trinitat Nova and get off at Sants Estació. When exiting, the easiest way is to turn left and follow the signs towards the railway station, you can follow the plane sign or the letter R with the orange background.
This itinerary is completely accessible. To enter the metro, you will have to reach the elevator on the street at Sants Estació.
The spirit of the competition
The rules of the competition
- How good your code is. It doesn't matter if your code is messy, or not well commented, or uses inefficient algorithms. Hacking is about playing around, making mistakes, and learning new things. If your code isn't production ready, we're not going to mark you down.
- How well you pitch. Hacking is about building and learning, not about selling.
- How good the idea is. Again, Hackathons aren't about coming up with innovative ideas. It's about building and learning.
- How well the project solves a problem. You can build something totally useless and as long as you're learning and having fun, that's a good hack! Sometimes a pointless project is one of the best hacks!
Happy Hacking from the HackUPC team!
Mentors app will be available soon
We thank you for your patience!
Bose Quietcomfort 35 II
3D printer Anet A6
Echo Show 5
Hack the crash
Prize: Nintendo switch lite (1 per team member).
Talk to 3D Print!
Prize: 4 Soprocket (1 per team member)
Bring Communities Closer Together
- 1st Prize: Oculus Go (1 per team member)
- 2nd Prize: Phillips Bluetooth Headphones (1 per team member)
- 3rd Prize: Facebook Branded Backpacks (1 per team member)
EX_MACHINA: ¿can you fool a human?
Prize: Drone (1 per team member)
We want you to build a solution that solves real problems using Artificial Intelligence.
- 1st Prize: Google Nest Hub (1 per team member)
- 2nd Prize: Google Home Mini (1 per team member)
Climate Crisis in your hands. Show your tech skills and save the planet
Prize: Amazon €200 gift card (1 per team member)
From data to citizens. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Prize: 4 Hoverboards
Build the app everybody will love at your university
- 1st Prize: 4 Echo show 5
- 2nd Prize: 4 Google home mini
- 3rd Prize: 4 Fire TV stick
- 4th Prize: 4 Chromecast
Boarding queue entertaining system
Prize: Round-trip ticket to any Vueling destination (1 per team member)
EY Challenge: Hospitality Experience Guests/Employees
Prize: 4 iwatch
Innovation with travel
Prize: Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
Typeform or VideoAsk APIs
Prize: Bose wireless earbuds (sound sport)(1 per team member, up to 3)
We can’t code planet B
Prize: 4 Amazon Alexa
Most disruptive use of Restb.ai API
Prize: Sound cancelling bluetooth headphones (1 per team member)
The processing of travel reimbursements takes some time. Our schedule depends on our sponsors' schedule. We expect to have them sent out in a 1-2 months time period. Remember that you need to post a project before the deadline in order to get the reimbursement!
When shall I arrive?
Registration will start at 4 PM on Friday. The opening ceremony is at 7 PM.
When is HackUPC ending?
The closing ceremony is expected to end on Sunday 13th at 5:00 PM.
What if I cannot make it in time?
No problem. Just come to our InfoDesk for a late check-in. If you are confused, please reach out to any volunteer (white t-shirts) or organizer (black t-shirts).
I'm not in Slack, how do I get in?
Can I leave HackUPC?
Yes. However make sure you have your wristband with you, otherwise we might not let you in when you come back.
Can I sleep now?
Yes, sure. You can find the sleeping spaces in A3 and A4 buildings. Some matresses will be provided. Unfortunately, we don't have enough for everyone!
Something isn’t working!
If something is not working, please come to our InfoDesk and meet our awesome volunteers. They'll love to help you!
Deadline for project submissions?
The deadline for project submissions is Sunday 13th 9:00 AM. Submit your projects here.
How does judging work?
We will have a judging expo on Sunday from 10:15 am - 13:15 am. We'll assign you a classroom to present your project (one for HackUPC + as many challenges as you participate), you can check how many hacks there are before yours at MyHackUPC. The presentation can only be 3 minutes long and with no slides, Prezi's or any visual support except expect your hack. You can check out other projects at any judging room. The top teams will move on to an additional round of panel judging in the Closing Ceremony. If you participate in a challenge, you'll have to present at the specific sponsor room, which is independent of the HackUPC judging.
Where's my travel reimbursement?
The processing of travel reimbursements takes some time. Our schedule depends on our sponsors' schedule. We expect to have them sent out in a 1 - 2 months time period. Also, remember that you need to post a project before the deadline in order to get the reimbursement.
I have another question... Biene?
If you have any other questions and you can't find it here, make sure to pay us a visit at our InfoDesk.