What is a hackathon?
The word hackathon is a combination of the words "HACK", standing for creative problem-solving, and "MARATHON". These are awesome events full of creativity, technology, and passionate tech-related students of different skill levels collaborating and creating. During a certain period of time, attendees work in TEAMS to develop apps, games, robots… literally anything you want to BUILD & LEARN about!
HackUPC is the first student hackathon in Spain. Once a year, we aim to provide a space for students of all experience levels from all around the world where they can improve and learn new skills, meet awesome people, and overall have a great experience! This year's edition will be the first since the pandemic to have a FULLY IN-PERSON format, meaning that you can only participate by physically attending the event.
How to participate
Volunteers make HackUPC possible by assisting the hackers and preparing the event. By joining our team of volunteers, you will get to know how this amazing event works from the inside, meet amazing people and live a great experience!
Help and motivate hackers with your knowledge. Either because you are passionate about it, or if you've graduated more than a year ago and can't participate as a hacker, apply now as a mentor!
Don't just put your brand on another wall. Take the chance to shape the tech scene of tomorrow by adding real value and making it possible for hackers to build something they're proud of.
Gain visibility for your brand, introduce your products to future talents. Join us and be remembered as part of this hackathon by our participants!
During the event
Coding is the main part of HackUPC, but we have many more activities!
- Talks & Workshops
- Lego Building
- SlideShare Show
- Dodge Ball
- Nerf Gun Battle
- Cup Stacking
SUBWAY LINE: HackUPC
HackUPC is like a subway line. You have a stop where you want to go, but you can have multiple ways to get there. We want you not to miss any stop.
To help you achieve it, we have prepared a macro activity! By stopping in each station like attending talks or participating in activities, you will earn points and win prizes.
We also provide...
We’ve got you covered, we even have midnight snacks. Besides, you can always serve yourself with cafeteria snacks.
We will provide air mattresses both nights so you can rest your energy levels. Check out the FAQ for more info.
When and where will all of this happen? Check out our live page to find it out! It will be available during the HackUPC week.
You can also visit our sponsors’ stands or meet them remotely! They'll be available during the day and would love to talk to you! (you may even get some swag as well)
Hackers@UPC is a non-profit student organization at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.