Reboot Hack is the first ever student organized hackathon for students in Iceland. The hackathon will be held in the University of Iceland and the goal is to have over 100 participants. Hackathons have been missing from Icelandic culture. Reboot Hack aims to bring the hacker culture from Europe and America to Icelandic students.


Anyone over the age of 18 who is currently enrolled in a college or university (or within one year of graduation) is welcome to attend! Prior programming experience is not required to participate.

To be eligible for prizes, a team must be 2-5 people.


Create your project, submit it to Devpost, and present it during the project presentations! You'll have to do all three to be eligible for prizes.

The project must somehow use or relate to technology.

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$3,520 in prizes

First place

Each team member gets:
Tickets to UTmessan
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless earbuds
Glass KeepCup
66°North hat

Second place

Each team member gets:
Garmin Vivosmart 3
Glass KeepCup
66°North hat

Third Place

Each team member gets:
Chillys Waterbottle
Glass KeepCup
66°North hat

Digital Reykjavík Challenge - Winner

Osmo Pocket Handheld Camera with Stabilizer for each team member

Íslandsbanki Challenge - Winner

Google Home Mini for each team member

Men & Mice Challenge - Winner

10.000 ISK for each team member

Microsoft Challenge - Winner

Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones || for each team member

Digital Iceland Challenge - Winner

Rocketboot Everlast A4 smart notebook for each team member

MLH: Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

MLH: Best Domain Registered with

Register a domain using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

MLH: Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Casio Calculator Watch.

MLH: Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Click “Register” to access the submission form and start your draft early.
  2. Visit the Resources page to learn more about the challenges and technology.
  3. Create a project that either is applicable to any of the challenges or something entirely new that uses technology in some way.
  4. Provide a good description of your project, team name and team members.
  5. If your solution contains code - provide a link to it.
  6. Submit before the deadline!


Kristinn Jón Ólafsson

Kristinn Jón Ólafsson
Project Manager / Digital Reykjavik

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir

Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir
Professor of Sociology and Pro-Rector of Science / University of Iceland

Védís Hervör Árnadóttir

Védís Hervör Árnadóttir
Director of Communications and Multimedia / Iceland Chamber of Commerce

Arnheiður Guðmundsdóttir

Arnheiður Guðmundsdóttir
Managing director / Ský & UTmessan

Judging Criteria

  • Reboot
    Are participants rethinking something common/known? Is technology being used in a new, uncommon way? Are participants using prior knowledge/experience to rethink something common/known?
  • Vision
    Is the project realizable and in line with current and future development of society? Is the project solving likely problems of the future? Is the project needed? Does it add value?
  • Innovation
    Does the project do something entirely novel? Does something similar and better already exist? Does the project take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technology
    Is the technical solution made from scratch? What is the quality of the technical solution? Is a demo / prototype presented?
  • Pitch
    How well was the project presented? Did it give a good idea of the projects' purpose? How well do the participants answer questions?

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