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.
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.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
All previously registered and RSVPd students can take part.
- 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.
Director Student Startup Center
Postdoctoral fellow at CITRIS
Engineer at Genentech
Business Analyst at Genentech
Program Manager at UC Davis Health
Software Engineer at Beyond 12
Public Relations Officer at Habitat for Humanity
Cass Brown Capel
Save Ourselves Nonprofit
Researcher at UC Davis Information Security Office
How technically impressive is the project? If competing in an API/hardware usage category, was the API/hardware used extensively?
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.
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?
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?