About this event
Join us this Spring, for UCSC's 1st annual hackathon: HACK UCSC. 150 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs will come together to build out cool ideas.
Awarded to the top overall team, awarded on behalf of South Swell Ventures.
Awarded on behalf of Mainstreets.
Awarded on behalf of Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp.
What's the Schedule?
9:50 AM Doors open, check-in begins, breakfast is served
10:00 - 10:30 AM Welcome, Keynote Pump Up Speaker, Q&A
10:30 - 11:30 AM Pitches and group formation
11:30 AM Hacking begins!
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch is served
2:00 PM Team registration closes
6:00 PM Dinner
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Brunch
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
3:00 PM 30 Minute Warning! Coding is stop to in half an hour
3:30 PM Coding Freeze
3:45 PM - 4:20 PM General Presentations
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM Finalist Presentations
5:15 - 6:00 PM Prizes awarded, closing statements
Who can participate? Most tickets are for students, however a limited number are available for non-students. Teams can be spontaneously formed at the event, or pre-formed prior the event. Al...
Who can participate?
Most tickets are for students, however a limited number are available for non-students. Teams can be spontaneously formed at the event, or pre-formed prior the event. All teams formed at the event must have at least one coder to make their creation come to life. Each UCSC student team can also have one non-UCSC member.
Apps and product demos must be coded during the 32 hour duration of the Hackathon. This means no pre-written code (other than open-source) may be used. However, pre-formed teams may work on refining an idea, building a new module to an existing app, or designing the UI/UX, logo, etc. Participants can leave the OLC at any time and code elsewhere, however all participants are required to use Github to prove that code written was indeed written during the event. This check will only apply to the finalists. Pre-installed software (e.g., IDE's) is fine. There are no restriction on coding languages used.
How is it judged?
The resulting apps will be scored on their relevance to the Santa Cruz community, technical merit, and idea novelty, by carefully selected judges from the Santa Cruz tech community. Teams will initially present to one judge, who then picks his best choice from those who presented. Each chosen team then presents in front of all the judges and in front of the hackathon participants. Finalists will then attend the awards dinner where 3 winners will be announced. Additional non-cash prizes will be available at the event.