UC Davis's premier hackathon for social good is back with 3 main tracks: education, environment, and health.

Check out hackdavis.io/live during the event.

 

HackDavis is back and better than ever! We are UC Davis's major collegiate hackathon dedicated to social good. This winter, over 700 students, hackers, and creatives will come together for 24 hours of hacking. We're providing a platform to bring together the most talented students in California to address the world's most pressing social issues.


There are three main tracks to the hackathon: Environment, Health & Wellness, and Education. With these 3 tracks, we hope to inspire change and cultivate a growing hacker community dedicated to social change at UC Davis.

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Eligibility

All previously registered and RSVPd students can take part.

Requirements

- YOU MUST BE REGISTERED FOR HACKDAVIS TO WORK ON A PROJECT FOR SUBMISSION. (And have checked-in to the event)

- Your project must be completed entirely during hacking hours and not before

- You cannot work on your project before hacking begins (which is officially 12:00PM PT on Saturday, January 20st, 2018)

- You must submit your project by 12:00PM on Sunday, January 21st. You can continue hacking until noon or until the countdown goes to 0. 

- You cannot steal another team's code in any way, shape, or form 

- The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards

- Max of four team members per team

How to enter

Registration is closed.

Judges

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Chris Nitta
Professor

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Sam King
Professor

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Zhou Yu
Professor

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David Doty
Professor

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Aditya Thakur
Professor

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Liz Tang
Director Student Startup Center

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Matt Butner
Lecturer

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Xin Liu
Professor

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Vladimir Filkov
Professor

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Joël Porquet
Lecturer

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Brandie Nonnecke
Postdoctoral fellow at CITRIS

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Christian Millsop
Engineer at Genentech

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Dean Sirovica
Zona Partners

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Joanna Quach
Business Analyst at Genentech

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Ilvana Mesic
Program Manager at UC Davis Health

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Dan Kurtz
Software Engineer at Beyond 12

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Laine Himmelmann
Public Relations Officer at Habitat for Humanity

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Cass Brown Capel
Save Ourselves Nonprofit

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Jeff Rowe
Researcher at UC Davis Information Security Office

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    How technically impressive is the project? If competing in an API/hardware usage category, was the API/hardware used extensively?
  • Polish
    How complete is the project? Is it just on the design stage, coding stage, etc.? Ideally the project has 1 or more functionality finished, or close to finishing.
  • Originality
    Has this project been done before? Does the project make others think this is a really cool idea why didn’t I think of that?
  • Usefulness
    How beneficial will this project be to its target it audience? How much will it impact their lives? Are people likely to use it often, and will they have a good experience when doing so?