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hack presents:

better together

a beginner friendly hackathon

starting november 6, 2021

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about us

Cutie Hack is a virtual 12-hour, beginner-oriented hackathon hosted by students at the University of California, Riverside. Hackers are challenged with creating a cool project within the timeframe to demo in order to win awesome prizes. Cutie Hack will also be hosting informative workshops, fun games, and industry networking.

While this hackathon is created around beginners, we welcome anyone from any high school or college no matter your experience level. Come on out and see what you can make!






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get involved

Not interested in hacking but still want to participate? Great! We would love to have you on board. Fill out the forms below if you'd like to help hackers throughout the day.

Mentors are in charge of helping the hackers with new technologies and working through any bugs or obstacles they encounter. We recommend this position if you are well versed in a particular stack to offer the best guidance.

Volunteers help out with the majority of the day-of event including but not limited to matching hackers to mentors, helping hackers find teams, hosting activities, and answering general questions.

Sponsors are companies/individuals that want to help Cutie Hack and Citrus Hack come to life! If you are interested in contributing, please don't hesitate to contact us!

got questions?

Here are the most commonly asked questions by our previous hackers. If you don't see your question here feel free to ask us anything via email at

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where teams or inviduals rush to make a creative project. Throughout, there will be free workshops intended to guide you in creating your project. At the end of the time slot, contestants have the opportunity to demo their projects to judges and win prizes.

Where will we submit?

You can submit through Devpost. Further instructions will follow on the day-of the event.

Can I submit a project I've already worked on?

No, you must start working on project code after hacking starts at 8 AM. Projects started before that time or have been submitted to other hackathons will be disqualified. Make sure your submission is unique to Cutie Hack!

I've never been to a hackathon before!

That's the best reason to come out! Cutie Hack is open to people of all skill-levels. We'll be having beginner-oriented workshops and activities, along with mentors to help you turn your project into reality.

What will I need to participate?

A working device (i.e your laptop or PC) and a stable internet connection. And, of course, you.

What if I don't have a team?

If you don't have a team formed prior to Cutie Hack, we will have a channel on Discord where you can find other participants that share similar interests. We'll also be providing activities at the beginning of the event to help you form teams. Teams aren't required though, so feel free to work individually.

Do I have to hack or make a project?

Not at all! You can attend a workshop just to learn, network with fellow hackers, and participate in games and raffles. You'll be able to find the schedule on our website as we get closer to the event.

Can I still attend/win a prize if I reside outside the U.S.?

Those outside of the US can still attend, compete, and win. However, due to shipping restrictions and COVID, we won’t be able to send any physical items to those residing outside of the U.S.