IrvineHacks is the largest collegiate hackathon in Orange County, and we continue expanding and improving our event every year. Our focus? – Enhance the community around us by giving students the platform to unleash their creativity in an environment of forward thinking individuals.

For IrvineHacks 2024, we plan to unite an even more diverse and talented group of developers to build the technology of tomorrow!

IrvineHacks 2024 will be 100% in-person during the day (not overnight) from January 26th through January 28th. Free workshops, socials, food, and swag will be provided!


Submission must be linked with a git repository. The three main judging criteria of technology, quality, and purpose are outlined in the Judging Rubric [Hacker's View].

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,480 in prizes

Best Overall

Meta Quest 2 - 128GB

Best Runnerup

Apple Watch SE (2023) GPS 40mm Starlight Aluminum Case with Starlight Sport Band - S/M

Best Travel Hack

Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack 2.0

Best Beginner

Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Wide Mouth Water Bottle with Flex Cap and Double-Wall Vacuum Insulation

Best Meme Hack


Best Patient Safety Technology Hack

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Hacker's Choice

Topwit Hot Pot Electric with Grill, 2 in 1 Indoor Non-Stick Electric Pot and Griddle

Best Use of Google Cloud API

Google Cloud Branded Backpacks

Best Use of Melissa API or Data Sets

- $200 Amazon gift card (4x $50 gift cards)
- Exclusive Melissa swag for each team member (Melissa branded tumblers, hats, polo
shirts, and backpacks )
- 40k credits (valued at $160) to use for Melissa Lookups and Cloud APIs
- Visit Melissa office for lunch, tour, and mock interviews

Best Use of Using Publicly Available Data Set (First American)

- 4x$50 gift card
- First American swag
- First American office tour and lunch

Best Blockchain Hack (WEMADE)

Apple Airpods Pro (WEMIX Branded)

Best 3D Hack

Lego Set

Best Use of Peter Portal API (ICSSC)

Sunlight Lamps

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Hack at UCI Sponsors and Partners

Hack at UCI Sponsors and Partners
Misc. Companies and Organizations

ICS Faculty and Staff

ICS Faculty and Staff
University of California, Irvine

Hack at UCI Directors and Organizers

Hack at UCI Directors and Organizers
Hack at UCI

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    The hack is a full-bodied, seamless unison of technologies that utilizes a comprehensive full-stack without any major bugs that hinder the project.
  • Quality
    The hack is designed thoughtfully with regards to functionality and user experience, lessening the potential complexity of the system while allowing users of the project to fulfill its intended purpose.
  • Purpose
    The hack is a realistic solution to their chosen problem, and hackers are able to articulate and demonstrate how their solution can create a beneficial impact.

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