Porter Dining Hall
January 20 - 22, 2017
Doors Open at 8 p.m.
As an entrepreneur and UCSC alum, he is the co-founder of search service Quixey and of the resume platform Sigma. He was listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 awardees due to his success in Quixey, and has spoken at the Mobile World Congress and World Economic Forum.
An American pioneer of Computer Science, he created the B programming language which laid foundation for the C programming language, as well as received a Turing award for his implementation of the UNIX operating system.
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Bud Colligan is a community activist, social entrepreneur, investor and company builder. He is Co-Chairman of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, a non-profit community-development organization, founder and CEO of South Swell Ventures and a board member for Santa Cruz Works.
George R. Blumenthal is UC Santa Cruz's 10th chancellor. He first joined the campus in 1972 as a faculty member in astronomy and astrophysics and was named chancellor on September 19, 2007. A strong advocate for technology and entrepreneurship, he is also a board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Do you have an amazing idea for a future best-selling product? This is your time to shine.
Are you passionate about what technology can do to help in your society? Look no further.
Thinking you could create the next big app? This category is sponsored by Pyze.
Are you a graduate student? This is a category for you, sponsored by the Graduate Division at UCSC!
Best use of the Sigma platform
Use Sigma's Platform to generate the next spark of technological innovations!
Best use of the Microsoft API
Microsoft is looking for innovators to build groundbreaking solutions with their products, are you one of them?
Best use of the App Engine API
Are you fascinated by Google's products and want to get more familiar with their API's? This is perfect for you!
Details to come ...
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is where you can build out your ideas, network, and show off your skills. This 3-day event consists of forming teams, choosing an idea, building it out, and showing it off at the end. Hundreds of students, sponsors, mentors, and judges gather together to push the limits of what you can build, only limited by your imagination.
Who can participate?
Everyone can! This event is open to coders, designers, artists, program managers, and anyone else who wants to create! No prior coding ro technical experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to participate in the hackthon!
Is this completely free?
Yes! This event is completely free for everyone! Unlike in years past, we will not be charging an admission fee for this event. We will cover all costs (including all meals) for the entire duration of the event. Note: Hack UCSC 2017 is not going to cover any travel costs.
What are the prizes?
There are going to be awesome prizes at the event, stay tuned for more.
What if I would like to be a mentor or judge?
Stupendous! We would love to have you as a mentor or judge. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us a little about yourself, and why you'd be a good mentor/judge.
What if I would like to sponsor?
Amazing! Our sponsor pamphlet can be found here. Please also contact us at email@example.com and we can discuss the best way for your organization to get involved!
Will there be workshops?
Yes! They will be posted here.
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 20, 2017
- 7pm - Sponsor Setup. Special parking permits will be provided.
- 8pm - Doors Open. Registration for all participants. Dinner will be provided.
- 9:30pm - Opening Ceremonies
- 10pm - Pitch Sessions, Q&A
January 21, 2017
- 12am - HACK!
- 7am - Breakfast
- 12pm - Lunch
- 6pm - Dinner
- 10pm - Devpost submission deadline
January 22, 2017
- 7am - Breakfast
- 10am - Code Freeze
- 11am - Closing Speakers, Lunch
- 1pm - Round 1 Judging
- 3pm - Round 2 Judging
- 4:30pm - Winners Announced