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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Prizes

Best Health and Wellness Hack by Centene Corporations

$200 Amex gift card for each team member.

Best Environment Hack by Balsamiq

6 month free trial of Balsamiq Desktop and drones for each team member.

Best Education Hack by Services for International Students and Scholars

$200 Amazon giftcard for team, and a Google Home for each team member.

Most Technically Challenging Hack

Audio-Technica headphones for each team member.

Best Beginner Hack

Amazon Echos for each team member. Please note, at least half of the team must be first time hackers for this prize.

Best Google Cloud Platform Hack by Google Cloud (2)

A Google Home, and Google Cardboard for each team member.

Best Use of Intel AI DevCloud by Intel

12 months of extended access to AI DevCloud, and a drone for each team member.

Best Use of Keysight Hardware by Keysight

Digital Multimeters for each team member.

Best Use of Osisoft's API by Osisoft (2)

$500 Amazon Credit for team.

Best Hack With Open Public Sector Data Sources by KPMG

Backpack, Raspberry Pi, and Bluetooth Speaker for team.

Best Startup Idea by UC Plasma

The winning team enters into the UC PLASMA 12-week accelerator. As part of the program, your team will receive $1500 in seed funding with potential for up to $10k at the completion of the 12-week program. To be eligible, one founding team member must be available all Mondays 1/29 - 4/28 from 6-8 pm.

Best Hack Using a .tech Domain by .tech

$400 Amazon giftcard for team.

Best Sustainability Hack by ThredUp

$800 scholarship for team.
Click here for more information: https://tinyurl.com/bestsustainabilityhack

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi and PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c and power source for each team member.

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

Chris Nitta

Chris Nitta
Professor

Sam King

Sam King
Professor

Zhou Yu

Zhou Yu
Professor

David Doty

David Doty
Professor

Aditya Thakur

Aditya Thakur
Professor

Liz Tang

Liz Tang
Director Student Startup Center

Matt Butner

Matt Butner
Lecturer

Xin Liu

Xin Liu
Professor

Vladimir Filkov

Vladimir Filkov
Professor

Joël Porquet

Joël Porquet
Lecturer

Brandie Nonnecke

Brandie Nonnecke
Postdoctoral fellow at CITRIS

Christian Millsop

Christian Millsop
Engineer at Genentech

Dean Sirovica

Dean Sirovica
Zona Partners

Joanna Quach

Joanna Quach
Business Analyst at Genentech

Ilvana Mesic

Ilvana Mesic
Program Manager at UC Davis Health

Dan Kurtz

Dan Kurtz
Software Engineer at Beyond 12

Laine Himmelmann

Laine Himmelmann
Public Relations Officer at Habitat for Humanity

Cass Brown Capel

Cass Brown Capel
Save Ourselves Nonprofit

Jeff Rowe

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?