ZotHacks 2023, Hack at UCI’s first hackathon of the school year, took place Nov. 4-5. Over 80 participants teamed up to create a total of 20 projects that helped students make friends, plan vacations, find dining recommendations and more.
Projects were evaluated on their technology, quality, purpose, growth, Devpost responses, and presentation. Over $1,000 in prizes was awarded.
Here are the four winning projects of ZotHacks 2023.
First Place: ZotWee
ZotWee is a web application that uses Google Maps and Directions APIs to help users find nearby gender-neutral restrooms on campus. Users receive directions on the closest walking paths to the restrooms and can also see if they are ADA-compliant. Moving forward, the ZotWee team hopes to include a user rating system and more information about the restrooms.
ZotWee was created by:
- Logan Szeto – first-year computer science major
- Maggie Zhang – first-year computer science major
- Vicky Zhang – first-year computer science major
- David Dao (mentor) – fourth-year computer science major
Second Place: ZotCards
The ZotCards team was inspired to create a tool that simplifies studying by helping students quickly set their study goals and identify topics they need to study. The website takes students’ notes as input and generates a tailored set of flashcards in either true or false and multiple-choice format.
ZotCards was created by:
- Dalton Adcock – first-year computer science major
- Shayan Halder – first-year software engineering major
- Andrew Wang – first-year computer science major
- Jasmine Wu – first-year cognitive science & computer science double major
- Dylan Vu (mentor) – fourth-year computer science major
Third Place: Zot Quest
Zot Quest is a crossover between Yelp and ZotFinder, aiming to combine personalized discovery and recommendations with campus exploration. On Zot Quest, users can create a bucket list of restaurants, study spaces and clubs or events they’re interested in visiting. It also includes a map and real-time location tracking.
Zot Quest was created by:
- Iris Wang – first-year informatics major
- Baly Martinez – third-year software engineering major
- Mia Nguyen – third-year computer science major
- Kevin Cao – fourth-year computer science and engineering major
Hacker’s Choice: Geometric Rush
Inspired by traditional platformer games, Geometric Rush introduces a unique twist: users can manipulate the game environment with simple shapes. Players strategically deploy these shapes to overcome obstacles and advance to the next level.
Geometric Rush was created by:
- Timothy Nguyen – first-year computer science major
- Kaushik Saravanan – first-year computer engineering major
- Briana Truong – first-year computer science and engineering major
- Gavin Gee – third-year computer science major
- Jackson Podgorski (mentor) – third-year computer science major
— Karen Phan