HackDavis is back and better than ever! We are UC Davis's major collegiate hackathon dedicated to social good. This winter, over 500 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.
$8,875 in prizes
Best Health Hack
Fitbits for each team member
Best Environmental Hack
Drones for each team member
Best Educational Hack
Fire tablets for each team member + Tour / Personal Info Session with GSV CEO
Most Technically Challenging (3)
1st place: 4 smart watches; 2nd / 3rd place: Swag bags - Sponsored by Google
Best use of ArcGIS Developer Platform
$500 among the winning team - sponsored by Esri
Best use of Amazon Alexa Voice
Amazon Echoes for each team member - Sponsored by Amazon Alexa
Best use of OSISoft’s API (3)
$500 for 1st place; $300 for 2nd place; $200 for 3rd place - sponsored by OSISoft
Best Mobile App (2)
Admission into summer academy of MakeSchool - sponsored by MakeSchool
Best use of Wolfram’s API
Full access to Wolfram Development Platform - sponsored by Wolfram Alpha
Best Use of IBM Watson
Raspberry PI 3 Starter Kits for the team - Sponsored by IBM
1st Place get an Electron + Asset Tracker + swag;
2nd Place gets Maker kit + Asset Tracker + swag;
3rd Place gets 3 Photon Kits + swag - sponsored by Particle
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com swag bags for each team member - sponsored by MLH
Best Hack Against Online Harassment
Hack Harassment Battery Packs for each team member - sponsored by MLH
Best Use of AWS
$250 in AWS credit for the team - sponsored by MLH
Best Use of Rapid API
Holy Stone Drones 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. (Checked in with a wristband)
- You cannot work on your project before hacking begins (which is officially 12:00pm PT on Saturday, January 21st, 2017)
- You must submit your project by 11:30 AM on Sunday, January 22nd. You can continue hacking until noon or until 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
How to enter
Registration is closed.
Hacks that are more difficult to implement will be scored highly. Impressive architecture, technical difficulty, and solving hard problems are all important parts of a successful hack. Using more advanced technologies is also a plus.
We want HackDavis to be an environment that encourages highly innovative and different ideas, so we will be keeping an eye out for ideas that pique our interest or make us see the space or problem differently.
HackDavis is a hackathon about social good. The hacks that most benefit our nonprofits, make a positive impact on the local community, and benefit humanity as a whole will score some major points.