Welcome to Rose Hack 2020!

Rose Hack 2020 is UCR's women-centric hackathon where students from all backgrounds are celebrated. Hundreds of participants form teams and build a project over the event's 24 hour duration. 

Rose Hack is beginner friendly and welcomes all participants to learn, develop, and hone their skills. Have you ever wanted to learn how to build something, but didn't know where to start? We will provide everything you need from food, swag, mentoring, and a diverse range of workshops to help you level up your hacking experience.

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  • Participants: High school or university students
  • Teams: Team sizes are capped at 4 members, but any team with 1-4 members is welcome.


  • All submissions must be created from scratch and completed before the submission deadline.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to enter a Devpost submission on time and opt in to judging criteria categories.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,605 in prizes

1st Place

Insignia 22” LED-1080 HDTV
$250 Digital Ocean Credit

2nd Place

Ultimate Ear Wonder Boom
$125 Digital Ocean Credit

3rd Place

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Polaroid Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (6 pack)
$100 Digital Ocean Credit

Best Beginner Hack

AKASO EK7000 4K Waterproof Camcorder

Best Women Centric Hack

Zebra Mildliner Highlighter Pen Set
Mossery Sunshine Yellow Half-Year Planner and Noteboo
Assorted Micron/Brush/Gelly Roll Pens
Yellow Stationery Organizer

Best Hardware

Holy Stone Quadcopter Drone w/ HD Camera

Best UI/UX

Huion Drawing Tablet
Sketch License (1-year) (For mac computers only)

Best Game Hack

G332 Stero Gaming Headset

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

Google Home Mini
Cloud Patagonia Backpack
Cloud Pillow
Acrylic Trophy
Cloud Water Bottle

Cox Automotive Sponsor Prize

Apple Airpods

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

A free domain name
Year of domain privacy from Domain.com
Domain.com Backpack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Paea LePendu

Paea LePendu
Professor at University of California, Riverside

Jiasi Chen

Jiasi Chen
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Evangelos Papalexakis

Evangelos Papalexakis
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Mariam Salloum

Mariam Salloum
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Aaron Yeats

Aaron Yeats
Hackathon Operations Lead for Google Cloud

Manu Sridharan

Manu Sridharan
Associate Professor at University

Craig Schroeder

Craig Schroeder
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Yihan Sun

Yihan Sun
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Samet Oymak

Samet Oymak
Assistant Professor at University of California, Riverside

Judging Criteria

  • Beginner Hack
    For your hack to qualify as a Beginner Hack, Rose Hack must be the first hackathon a majority of your team has attended (ex. 3 of 4, or 2 of 3).
  • Women Centric Hack
    Your project must empower, celebrate, and/or support women in some shape or form.
  • UI/UX
    The project has a clean and easy-to-use interface built with a user in mind. Overall design and clarity will be considered.
  • Hardware
    Must utilize external hardware.
  • Game Hack
    The project must be a playable game. Projects will generally be judged based on overall game design and implementation.
  • Best Use of Google Cloud
    Use any Google Cloud product in your project. (Firebase counts!)
  • Cox Automotive
    Make an app/project that will positively impact/transform the future of automotive purchases and car buying.
  • UiPath
    Build an automation hack using UiPath.
  • MongoDB Atlas
    Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack.
  • Best Domain.com Domain Name
    Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. The best domain name registered for your project will win!

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