HackAUBG is a 3-day-long programming hackathon organized by The Hub AUBG. 10 teams of university and high-school students will have 48 hours to create an IT solution and profitable product along a common social theme, i.e. Digital Wellbeing, Environmental Sustainability, etc. Of course, the theme is kept secret until the beginning of the competition! There is no limit to the technologies the teams can use in development and many take advantage of the mentors and their knowledge of cutting-edge practices to give something new and exciting a try!
Yes! The teams are not alone in their journey! Mentors – IT professionals from Bulgaria who specialize in a wide range of technologies, are there to help the teams develop, design, and create business plans for their projects! Last, but not least, is the product presentation and software demo in front of the judges panel, where the teams get to wow the audience and show the potential of their creativity and the fruits of their labor.
How to participate in HackAUBG Online Programming Hackathon – HackAUBG 3.0
Get together with some fellow enthusiasts and register in the form below! Teams must be between 3 and 6 people. However, if you have less, the Hub team will help you link up with other hackers waiting to participate. If the number of registered teams becomes larger than 10, your team will be waitlisted until the last week before the competition.
Right after you click the ‘Register’ button you’ll get an email confirming your place. Then in the following 48 hours you will receive another email from us introducing you to your team facilitator – a member of The Hub who will guide and assist you through everything HackAUBG 3.0. Pro tip: take a few days to research some hackathon strategies, after all, you don’t want to be unprepared for you chance to bring home the prize of 2250 BGN!
HackAUBG 3.0 starts on Friday, 26th of February. Since this edition of the hackathon is online, you need to secure a stable online connection and login to the Zoom Opening Ceremony! Each team member needs to be connected, or if you have gathered to code together, let us know in advance! Check out the Schedule below for all the details. Your facilitator will be checking in with you to make sure you have access to everything you need. Once the theme is announced, give it all you’ve got to develop, design, and strategize the most amazing software solution!
The is the home-stretch! You’ve put in the work and now need to blow the judges away! Your task consists of a pretty straight-forward Product Presentation, Software Demo and QA session with the judge panel. Check out the links below to see some of our tips and guides to creating the best project and giving an awesome presentation! Also, find below the Grading Criteria that the judges will use to determine the winners.
Site Lead, Java, SOA
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer, .NET, Azure
Senior Data Scientist
Software Engineer, AI
Software Engineer, UI
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer, ML
Co-founder & CTO
Team Lead Data Engineers
Team Lead, Web, AI
Software Engineer, WebRTC
Lead Front End Developer
ML, Computer Vision
Ekaterina is a Data and Innovation Strategist at Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria, focused at the data aspect of the digital transformation through which the bank is going. She is also working as Big Data and ML Adjunct Professor at AUBG.
Professor of Computer Science at AUBG. Software Development perfectionist with an eye for detail. His research areas include fields like: e-Learning, Data Visualization, 3D Rendering for the Web, e-Healthcare.
Mihail Mikov is an AUBG Computer Science alumni, currently working as an Engineering Manager at SumUp. He has over 10 years of professional software engineering experience in building and running large scale distributed systems.
Professor of Business Administration at AUBG. Arthur Pantelides has over 20 years experience in industry in the areas of international manufacturing operations and strategic management consulting.
Hristo graduated from AUBG in 2016 and founded Centroida, which was later acquired by Scalefocus. Currently, Hristo is based in Zürich, Switzerland, and is involved in various technology initiatives.
Register for HackAUBG Online Programming Hackathon – HackAUBG 3.0
Registration was open until Sunday, February 21st, 2021.
Yes! If your alone or if you have only 1 teammate you can register and a facilitator from the Hub organizing team will help you in finding more teammates. The wisest team-combo would be a developer or two, a designer, and one or two business planners.
We would advise you not to begin developing anything, since the theme is what matters most when you decide on the project. However, you can definitely research winning projects from other hackathons and practice brainstorming and developing with your team.
Yes! However, the HackAUBG format requires that the theme is kept a secret until the Opening Ceremony on Friday.
Yes, indeed! It will be in the form of a private Facebook group for all the registered participants. We’ll send you a link with your registration confirmation email.
None at all. Although, the judges do reward the projects with more modern tech-stacks a bit higher usually. But, most importantly, remember to focus on the execution!