May 15th - 17th

What is RevolutionUC?

RevolutionUC is a student hackathon in which we invite students from across the midwest to partake in a weekend of code, community, and self-improvement. You don't have to attend the University of Cincinnati and you don't have to be a computer science major or engineering student. We're looking for people who share our passion to do awesome things with technology.

Let’s build together

"Don't simply dream, create. Don't simply create, ship. Don't simply ship, dream." - Ryan Lilly

Projects are one of the key elements in any hackathon. At RevolutionUC, you have 36 hours to create something awesome from start to finish with your team. We’ve seen awesome mobile apps, web applications, and hardware hacks in the past and we’re excited to see what will be made this spring.

Let’s learn together

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Learning is essential to a hackathon. Whether you’re a veteran hacker or a first-timer, we’re excited for you to learn something new! We’ll have exciting tech talks throughout the event and we encourage all our attendees to learn something new!

New to the hackathon scene? Awesome! We’re excited to have you. We’re more than willing to help you get you started with your first hack! With our team of mentors, assembled from our organizer team and software engineers from our sponsors, we’ll help get you started and get you past the bugs and bumps.

Let’s grow together

"Strength lies in differences, not in similarities." - Stephen R. Covey

Hackathons are more than just a competition or showcase of technical skill. At RevolutionUC, we strive to create an all-inclusive community that acts as an outlet in which we can join our peers and share our passion for all the incredible things that can be done through programming. We’re excited to share this ethos with all of our attendees and come together to grow the hacker community here in Cincinnati.

Submit your hacks!

All projects must be finished and submitted by 11AM on the 17th

Schedule of Events


5pm - Hackers begin to arrive!
525 Old Chem

6pm - Opening Ceremony
525 Old Chem

7pm - Dinner and socialization
525 Old Chem

8pm - Idea forming workshop and team building
7th Floor Baldwin

11pm - Hacking begins
801 Rhodes


12am - Midnight Snack
8th Floor Baldwin Lobby

8am - Breakfast
544/644 Baldwin

12pm - Lunch
544/644 Baldwin

5pm - Dinner
544/644 Baldwin


12am - Midnight Snack
8th Floor Baldwin Lobby

8am - Breakfast
544/644 Baldwin

11am - Your 36 Hours are up! Hacking ends

12pm - Project Expo
801 Rhodes

2pm - Closing ceremony
544/644 Baldwin


Where do we go?

You'll start off in Old Chem 525 for Opening Ceremony. From there we'll move to 801 Rhodes Hall to the hacking space. There will be signs up to help direct hackers to the appropriate locations

Where do we park and how do we get to Old Chem?

Parking will be in the USquare East Garage

Do I need an idea or team?

Nope! We'll be hosting an idea generation and team building workshop to help people think of ideas to work on at the hackathon. So you should sign up regardless.

What if I don't have any experience?

We will have a top shelf team of veteran mentors to help you hit the ground running with ideas and guidance, plenty of opportunities to engage other talented and curious individuals like yourself and of course lots and lots of fun events right when you hit that rough patch. RevolutionUC is a learning and sociable experience for people of all experience levels.

What are some examples of projects?

Check out some of the awesome submissions we had in the past!

Where do we sleep?

We will have a space near our hacking area set aside for attendees that want to sleep. We'll be buying large amounts of Red Bull and other caffeinated drinks so hopefully you won't have to.

What if I have more questions?

We will have organizers and volunteers present, so don't be shy and ask away! Feel free to tweet at us at @Revolution_UC with the hashtag #AskRevUC or send an email to

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