The premier hackathon at UC Santa Cruz!

Hack UCSC is proud to announce its fourth annual hackathon, taking place on January 20 to 22, 2017. It will be held at the Porter Dining Hall, with other classrooms available throughout the event. Friday will consist of registering, eating, listening to the opening speakers, and meeting fellow Hack UCSC attendees. At midnight, hacking begins and will continue until code freeze at midnight Saturday (with meals throughout the weekend, of course!). On Sunday there will be two rounds of judging, followed by the closing speakers and announcement of the winners! This is a great opportunity to meet people interested in the same kinds of software development as you, as well as those with an entirely different set of interests, form teams, and create your very own projects!

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Prizes

$95,500 in prizes

Innovation (3)

First Place: $1,000

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250

Tech Cares (4)

First Place: $1,000 + $1,000 Grant from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County for non-profit organization that the first place team chooses + Mentorship from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County+ Lunch with Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Representative + a free Maker Pass to the CITRIS Invention Lab

Second Place: $500 +$500 Grant from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County for non-profit organization that second place team chooses + Mentorship from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County+ Lunch with Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Representative + a free Maker Pass to the CITRIS Invention Lab

Third Place: $250 + Mentorship from Community Foundation Santa Cruz County + Lunch with Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Representative + a free Maker Pass to the CITRIS Invention Lab

Mobile - Sponsored By Pyze

Up to $300 in Amazon Gift Cards

Redefine Future of Virtual Closet - Sponsored By Project YX (4)

First Place:
- $1000
- Santa Cruz Aerial Tour
- Lunch with YX team

Second Place:
- $200 Amazon Gift Card
- Lunch with YX team

Third Place:
- Lunch with YX team

Google Cloud Platform Prize - Sponsored By Google (3)

Grand Prize:
- $1,000 Google Cloud Platform Credits
- Chromebooks for each team member
- Swag box for team (shirts, notebooks, etc..)
- Lunch with Google engineers and a representative from the University recruiting team

Second Place Prize:
- $500 Google Cloud Platform Credits
- Swag box for team (shirts, notebooks, etc..)
- Lunch with Google engineers and a representative from the University recruiting team

Third Place Prize:
- Swag box for team, (shirts, notebooks, etc...)
- Lunch with Google engineers and a representative from the University recruiting team

Best Use of Microsoft Azure - Sponsored By Microsoft

Winner: Xbox One S 1 TB + call with a recruiter

Creative Entrepreneurship - Sponsored By Arts Division, UCSC (2)

First prize: $1000 and lunch meeting with Dean of the Arts, Susan Solt (and relevant faculty) to further explore creative entrepreneurship

Second prize: $500 and lunch meeting with Dean of the Arts, Susan Solt (and relevant faculty) to further explore creative entrepreneurship

Graduate Division - Sponsored By Graduate Division, UCSC (2)

Winner: $2000 summer fellowship

Best Diversity Hack + Sponsored By SHE++

Winner: Exclusive access to private events during the SHE++ summit in April 2017, including Bay Area tech company tours and the annual SHE++ Mentorship Dinner

Best Hack Against Online Harassment - Sponsored By Hack Harassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Best Domain Name - Sponsored By Domain.com

Winner: Domain.com Swag Bags

Best Use of AWS by MLH

Best use of AWS - $250 AWS credit for each team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Your judge will come to your table.

Your judge will come to your table.

Judging Criteria

  • Go to hackucsc.com for all award categories.