Join fellow hackers to build innovative products at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion

Get ready to hack for 36 hours at UCLA's iconic Pauley Pavilion! We've set up an awesome event, so we just need you to bring your energy and creativity.

 

Check-in begins at 6pm on Friday March 30th, and the event ends around 4pm on Sunday April 1st (yes, April Fool's Day)

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Eligibility

Teams must be of size 5 or less.

All attendees who are submitting projects must be enrolled in a university or similar program.

Judges

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The LA Hacks Organizing Team

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Varadh Jain
Opendoor

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Waad Aljradat
inMarket Media

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Justin Brezhnev
Hacker Fund

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Megan
Twillio

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Jackie Jin
Blackrock

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PIA

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Baidu

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Inspire innovation in the next generation of students. Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Impact / Usefulness
    Impact lies in our hackathon’s roots. We look for hacks that have large social impact. Is the hack impactful? Does it fulfill a real need people have? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Feasibility/Practicality
    At LA Hacks, we look for new and original ideas, we want hackers to think outside the box, but we also want the ideas to be somewhat practical. Is this project feasible and practical in the next 3-5 years? This category will be based solely on the idea.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult to develop? Is it a simple API mashup or is it a comprehensive effort that leverages advanced architecture, tough algorithms, and various libraries and languages?
  • Polish / Design
    Clean and seamless hacks are hard to come-by. Is the hack usable in its current state? Does everything appear to work as intended? Does it deliver a beautiful experience? Is it mostly bug-free?