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!

General Rules?

To ensure the best hackathon experience, we have a Code of Conduct, along with Terms and Conditions. By attending Hack UCSC 2017, you automatically agree to both.

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!

How can I keep up to date on Hack UCSC news?

Join our Facebook group here! This is also a great place to find other hackers to team with, or explore ideas on what to build.

What if I would like to sponsor?

Amazing! Our sponsor pamphlet can be found here. Please also contact us at contact@hackucsc.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!

Will there be workshops?

Yes! They will be posted here.


Have more questions? 

Feel free to contact the team: contact@hackucsc.com