UCSC's Largest Hackathon!

Meet 500+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs of every skill level and focus. Connect with industry tech luminaries. Learn new skills. Invent your future! Bring your own team, join a team, or spontaneously create your own team. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in software development, graphic design, interface design, business development, and/or project management.

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Eligibility

Any currently enrolled student from high school though graduate school can compete. Teams can be formed at the event or beforehand.

Requirements

Projects will fall into one of the following categories for judging and awarding: 

 

Innovation: any project that tackles a problem or idea with a unique technical solution.  For example, a game for finding roommates, an app for finding an exercise class, a website that collects and shows data for a cause, etc.


Tech Cares: any project with a focus on solving social, agricultural, or environmental issues. Winners will be able to donate to their favorite non-profit from a separate fund from Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.


Labor Tech: a project that helps companies improve working conditions.

Judges

Christian Sepulveda

Christian Sepulveda
Seabright Companies

Toby Corey

Toby Corey
Tuul

Tamara Kuhn

Tamara Kuhn
ETR

Brandon Allgood

Brandon Allgood
Numerate, Inc.

Will Mayall

Will Mayall

John Roberts

John Roberts
X2Engine, Inc.

Andrew Van Valer

Andrew Van Valer
Slingshot SV

Karanveer Mohan

Karanveer Mohan
Palantir Technologies

Peter Newton

Peter Newton
Cisco Cloud Collaboration Design Group

Regina Firpo-Triplett

Regina Firpo-Triplett
dfusion Inc.

Wedge Martin

Wedge Martin
Vivo Technology Inc

Melissa Liu

Melissa Liu

Joshua Jacob Mezher

Joshua Jacob Mezher
Hydrogarden Industry Innovations

Vivek Agrawal

Vivek Agrawal

Joshua Bradley

Joshua Bradley

Michael Kaye

Michael Kaye