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)
$23,050 in prizes
LA Hacks Grand Prize
1x Nintendo Switch for each team member
LA Hacks Second Place
1x Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L keyboard for each team member and 1x Cooler Master MasterBox E500L for each team member
LA Hacks Third Place
1x Cooler Master Masterset MS120 Combo keyboard for each team member
LA Hacks Best Entertainment Hack
1x Drone for each team member
LA Hacks Best Education Hack
1x Amazon Kindle for each team member
LA Hacks Best Health Hack
1x Fitbit for each team member
Best Use of Google Cloud Platform or Firebase
4x Google Homes and 4x Chromecasts
Pixster Best Photo Voting Challenge Application
$1,000 cash to the team that creates the best application for users to vote on photos they like
Playfull Best Gaming Hack
Free Ike’s for year
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Use of the Foursquare API
2 Amazon Echos, 2 Google Daydreams
Blackrock - Best Use of the Aladdin API Prize
Quad-copter drones to each member of the winning team
Private Internet Access (PIA) Challenge
Nanome Inc. Blockchain Challenge (Details will be on Slack)
1,000 MATRYX Tokens, media posts by Matryx and Nanome recognizing your achievement, and mentions to Nanome's 15,000+ telegram community members
Make Something People Want Grant: 1517 (3)
Opendoor - Coolest real estate related or offline experience hack
Baidu PaddlePaddle API Challenge (3)
Gimi smart tv projector
Best Unity Hack
Unity Pro license for each team member
Best Use of Twilio API
1x Star Wars Drone per Team Member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Teams must be of size 5 or less.
All attendees who are submitting projects must be enrolled in a university or similar program.
The LA Hacks Organizing Team
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.
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.
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?