October 8 - 9, 2016

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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 24 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.


Our Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Need to know more? Get in touch with us!


Saturday 10/8

12:30pm - Check-in Opens! Zimmer Lobby

1:30pm - Opening Ceremony Zimmer Auditorium

2:00pm - Team Formation & Sponsor Expo TBA

3:00pm - Hacking Begins! Rhodes 801

3:00pm-6:00 - Tech Talks Various Locations

6:00pm - Dinner Baldwin 544/644

Sunday 10/9

12:00am - Midnight Snack and Lightning Talks! Baldwin 544/644

8:00am - Breakfast Rhodes 8th Floor Lobby

12:00pm - Lunch Baldwin 544/644

3:00pm - Hacking Ends

3:30pm - Demos / Judging TBA

5:00pm - Awards / Closing Ceremony TBA

5:30pm - Event Ends


What is a hackathon?

Great question.

How much does RevolutionUC cost?

RevolutionUC is completely free for all students enrolled at any accredited university or high school.

How long does RevolutionUC last?

There are 24 hacking hours. In addition, there is time before and after hacking hours for the opening and closing ceremonies.

How do teams register?

Teams are formed at the event. If you already have a team, make sure every individual in your team is registered!

What if I don’t have a team?

That's okay! After the opening ceremony, we will hold a networking event as well as a brainstorming session to help you find a team and/or project.

Will there be meals, snacks, or refreshments?

Yes! We will keep you well-fed throughout the hackathon with free meals, snacks, and refreshments.

Should I expect a waiver?

You betcha. Before any hacking begins we require you to sign a waiver which will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the hackathon. If you are under 18 you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver.

Is there a minimum age for participants?

No, but if you're under 18, you will need to have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.

Where at the University of Cincinnati is the hackathon?

The hackerspace will be located in Rhodes Hall. Look out for an email before the hackathon for specific rooms and where to go when you arrive on campus.

Where do I park?

Parking is available at the USquare East Garage.

What should I bring?

Basic toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, etc), a computer to hack on, chargers for your device(s), and a positive attitude.

Will there be travel reimbursements?

Travel reimbursements will be handled on a case by case basis, but we love people who travel in groups. If you’d like more information please do not hesitate to email us at info@revolutionuc.com.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. We follow the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.

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 info@revolutionuc.com

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