UCSC Hacktoberfest Celebrations

By Mozilla Club of UCSC


Escape the Loop; The Hackathon on Dev

We are extremely thrilled to announce - Escape the Loop 2020.

This competition is a great opportunity for undergraduates of the University of Colombo, School of Computing to tap into their creativity and build impactful projects and win exciting prices! We are looking forward to seeing all the innovative creations brought out by our undergraduates.

Read on for more of the details!
Seriously, Keep reading!

Featured Submissions


By Team Code360

Project that focuses in reducing the reusable waste in the country, introducing the ability to connect buyers and sellers reusing items.

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By Team GenEous

Project to support people in their medical requirements by providing the blood report and a description about the sickness to the patients.

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By Team Amba_GMs

Project on developing an app with motivated features which would prevent the drowsy attitude of people when they wake up after an alarm.

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By Team Bits N'Bytes

Project that focuses on developing an advanced virtual learning system for children during the pandemic situations.

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By Team Sherlock

Project on joining volunteers & donors to help collect the donations and funds which would help the poor in Sri Lanka.

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Parties by Cristal

By Team Alpha

Project on helping people to plan for parties and any other special occasions using Party Planning websites.

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By Team Hi5

Project on creating a platform to connect Government & Non-government organizations, Individuals

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By Team X001

Project in creating an entertainment website with various elements such as music, movies, games, cookery, e-books and many other fun activities.

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Start Here

By Team Escaped

Project to develop a platform that supports the growth of working space in Sri Lanka for the startups.

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Escape the Loop 2020 brings the themes Retro or Cyberpunk to the table. All participants must style their projects according to one of the themes or both. Yes! You can use both themes and make something cool! You can refer to the following projects to get an idea about the theme.

Example 01


A vintage inspired digital platform that allows its users to engage in events related to preventing pollution in the world. (Events like beach clean up, community gathering, and workshops are notified)

Example 02

Ghost Rigger

Cyberpunk-inspired puzzle game set in a dystopian future.

Example 03

Flame and Watch

A recreation of the retro, nostalgic, Game and Watch console



1st Runner up

2nd Runner up

All the participants of the competition with a valid project will be receiving a certificate of participation.

How To Participate

In order to submit a valid project, please follow the submission process and rules closely.

How to submit 📨

  1. Visit the Official Hackcktoberfest Website and get yourself registered.
  2. Then go to UCSC Hacktoberfest 2020 Event Page and reserve your spot.
  3. Once you complete step 1 and step 2, You are officially signed up Document your project journey along the way with the `#ucschf2020` tag. Submit your project as a DEV post using this suggested template here. Please be sure to include the code repository in the post. Embedded live demos, screenshots, and code snippets are also encouraged!
  4. Go to UCSC Mozilla club website and fill in the form and confirm your submission.

Schedule 📅

  • October 22nd 00.00AM - Hackathon Starts
  • October 26th 11.59PM - Deadline for Submissions
  • October 27th 7.00PM to 9.00PM - Pitching Round 1
  • October 28th 7.00PM to 9.00PM - Pitching Round 2
  • October 29th 7.00PM to 9.00PM - Pitching Round 3
  • October 30th 10.00AM - Winner Announcement

Additional Rules 📝

  • Your code must be hosted publicly on Github .
  • Your repository must have a README with clear setup instructions - here is a sample template.
  • Your project must be started and completed between October 22nd - October 26th.
  • Your code must be licensed with a permissive license (i.e. MIT, Apache-2)
  • Your project should not have security vulnerabilities or violate security best practices (i.e. hard coded credentials, plain text passwords)
  • By making a submission, you agree to the competition's terms.


All contestants are encouraged to utilize the services provided in the GitHub Student Developer pack.

Community Support

The Escape The Loop team will be available to guide you through-out the competition on issues, concerns or inquiries related to the competition. You can simply drop a message on the Facebook Group here and connect with a support team member who will then assist you further. This will be a good opportunity for undergraduates to not only clarify their doubts on the competition, but also engage with the fellow participants.
We hope you have a fun experience, gain new knowledge, and build something you’re proud of. We can’t wait to see what you build!


Contact us

UCSC Hacktoberfest-2020