Porter Dining Hall
January 20 - 22, 2017
Doors Open at 8:30 p.m.
Tomer Kagan is the Co-founder and President of Sigma. Sigma lets organizations create and send digital merits to acknowledge and preserve every experience in a single space. Prior to Sigma, Tomer was the CEO and Founder of Quixey, a deep mobile search company. Along with being a lifetime entrepreneur he also actively invests and advises a number of companies. Tomer has spoken at World Economic and Mobile World Congress, and has been honored as Forbes 30 under 30, featured innovator for Wired Magazine's Next List for 2015, and Inc's 10 of the best and brightest Disruptors in Tech. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2005 with a BS in M.C.D. Biology.
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.
Senior Partner at Major League Hacking (MLH), Nick Quinlan loves helping hackers succeed. Today he oversee's MLH's operations, previously he served as a Developer Evangelist for SendGrid.
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.
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.
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.
Best use of Microsoft Azure
Microsoft is looking for innovators to build with them in the Cloud!
Google Cloud Platform Prize
Are you fascinated by Google's products and want to get more familiar with their API's? This is perfect for you!
Redefine The Virtual Closet
What do machine learning, computer vision and your closet have to do with each other? You tell us!
Best use of the Sigma platform
Use Sigma's Platform to generate the next spark of technological innovations!
Are you a graduate student? This is a category for you, sponsored by the Graduate Division at UCSC!
Are you creative? An entrepreneur? You might even say a creative entrepreneur? Then check this category out!
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Come up with a clever name for your website at Domain.com!
Best Diversity Hack
Looking for the best hack combating the lack of diversity in tech!
Best Hack Against Online Harassment
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment!
Workshops & Talks
For the first time in its history, Hack UCSC is proud to host workshops and talks presented by numerous industry professionals! Take this opportunity to learn new skills from talented and experienced individuals!
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! Take a look at our categories page that will be continually updated as the details roll in!
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!
What if I would like to be a mentor or judge?
Stupendous! We would love to have you as a mentor or judge. Please click on the button at the very top to fill out the form and we'll contact you with more information!
Have more questions?
Feel free to contact the team: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 20, 2017
- 8pm - Sponsor Setup. Special parking permits will be provided.
- 8:30pm - Doors Open. Registration for all participants. Dinner will be provided.
- 10:00pm - Opening Ceremonies
January 21, 2017
- 12am - HACK!
- 8am - Breakfast
- 10am - Devpost submission creation **EXTENDED TO 3 PM
- 12pm - Lunch
- 6pm - Devpost submission for categories due
- 8pm - Dinner
January 22, 2017
- 8am - Breakfast
- 12pm - Code Freeze, Lunch
- 1pm - Round 1 Judging
- 2:30pm - Guest Speaker
- 3pm - Round 2 Judging
- 4:30pm - Closing Speakers, Winners Announced
- 5:30pm - Awards Ceremony