UX hackathon

Solve a UX challenge that will make you stand out

Next cohort
Sept. 2024

Add a portfolio project that you are proud of and learn UX in the process

The UX hackathon a cohort-based 6-week intensive we do in groups of up to 10 people with daily feedback from Inès Mir. With weekly live classes, design critiques, and many on-demand materials that help you execute your case studies to brush up on your UX knowledge.

⚡️ 1:1 portfolio review
Weekly live classes
Chat feedback and Q&A
10-15 people in a group
Weekly group design critiques
On-demand materials
6 weeks
Post-program support
Templates and guides

UX hackathon is for you if

You want to continue your UX education, but a new bootcamp is too expensive and long.

You have only 2 projects in your portfolio, but you don’t know where to find project ideas.

You are not satisfied with your portfolio projects, you want to create a case study you will be proud of.

You switch from graphic design, and you don’t need a UX bootcamp, you just need to design portfolio projects.

Recruiters don’t reply you back, and you want to stand out.

Your portfolio projects are under NDA, and you need to show your best in your portfolio.

If you are looking for a first UX education — the UX hackathon is not for you.
Check out our other programs to define the best fit.

Your mentor

Meet your mentor

Hi, I am Inès, a founder of the u×berg school and your exclusive mentor on the UX hackathon. Here are few facts about me:

  • 15 years in UX design with a proven work record.
  • Full-time principal UX designer at Zalando.
  • 70+ students taught in this school.
  • Hired 40+ designers in tech companies.
  • Instagram content creator with 40K+ follower base.
  • I have taught UX for more than 7 years before I founded my own school in Behance Portfolio Review, EpicSkills, Skillshare and others.

We meet twice a week

Reserve some time in your calendar for live classes if you want some additional practice. If you can't make it — catch up on recordings, use on-demand materials and collaborate in the chat.

Monday Live Class

18:00 CET / 12:00 EST  ×  1,5-2h  ×  Recorded

Thursday Design Critique

18:00 CET / 12:00 EST  ×  1-1,5h  ×  Recorded


Combine live classes with on-demand materials for better learning

No FOMO, no need to catch up on live classes. Watch lessons when you can or join workshops for additional practice.

6 lessons  ×  1 video
Week 1 / Discover
2 liVE CLASSES  ×  8 TEXT lessons
Week 2 / Prototype
2 liVE CLASSES  ×  5 TEXT lessons
Week 3 / Test
2 liVE CLASSES  ×  5 TEXT lessons  ×  3 video
Week 4 / Focus
4 TEXT lessons
Week 5 / Design
2 liVE CLASSES × 5 TEXT lessons  ×  3 video
Week 6 / Deliver
 2 liVE CLASSES  ×  6 lessons  ×  3 video

Big names, worthy problems

Solve real-world problems for well-known companies from various industries: EdTech, MedTech, eCommerce, entertainment and many more.


Everything is in one place

This program is hosted inside the u×berg community. There you will have a chat with participants, live classes, recordings, all on-demand materials and more.

After the UX hackathon finishes you will have the access to the community for free (normally €5).

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Feedback and support

Get constant feedback from Inès async and live

Chat support

Available Monday—Friday, Central Europe's working hours.

Group design reviews

Thursdays. 18 pm, Berlin time.

1:1 portfolio review

Schedule at your convenience during the program.

mentor's feedback

mentor's feedback


See participants' final projects

See what our students achieved in just few weeks of the UX hackathon.

Farfetch style assistantby Grace Kyalo


BeReal in Instagram
by Erzhena Dambaeva


IKEA Second-hand goods
by Alanis Melendez


Netflix movie rental
by Grace Kyalo


Our proud testimonials

As a newbie in UX who jumped into a hackathon straight after the bootcamp, I learned so much useful information.

Erzhena Dambaeva

I highly recommend Inès's hackathon. She is an experienced professional that will help the beginner and challenge the more experienced.

Marco Bruschtein, MSI

The hackathon was super well-organized and created such a cool atmosphere for learning and growth.

Alanis Melendez

Doing the hackathon might have been the best thing that happened to me as a designer.

Grace Kyalo

As a starting UX/UI designer, this hackathon helped me build a solid base when it comes to best practices as a UX/UI designer.

Alexandre Allaou

If you're looking for someone to give you a boost in your UX design journey, I highly recommend Ines! She really knows the industry practices, and her feedback is always insightful.

Magda Metel

It was a great experience to work on a research process closely related to real-world practices and to train. I would recommend this camp to anyone who, like me, wants to dive deeper into the field of UX!

Jungwan Lee

I personally haven’t taken any bootcamps, but I strongly believe this hackathon provides more real-life practical skills than a bootcamp. Theories and figma skills I can learn on my own!

Heath Tse

Post-graduate support

Stay connected with the peers and mentor even after the program finishes

After the UX hackathon, you will be added to the closed Alumni Club where you can stay connected with your peers! You can also schedule monthly Office Hours with Inès Mir during the 6 months after the program finishes.


100% money-back guarantee

If you don't like the program after the 5 days after the start of the 1st week you will get your money back, no questions asked.


The admission will be open in August 2024

The project is now closed for a direct enrollment. Join the waitlist to get notified about the program start.

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Got a question? Here to answer them for you!

No FOMO, no need to catch up on live-classes. Watch lessons when you can or join workshops for additional practice.

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Learn UX with us


Quality over quantity

Less students = better quality.


Continuous feedback

We believe mentors' feedback is the king for growth.


Practical education

We put knowledge into practice right away.


€0 marketing costs

Student's don't pay for our marketing, as we grow organically.


Industry leaders

Our mentors are seniors+ from top companies.


Portfolio and job focused

We aim for all our students to land a job from day 1.