SLO Hacks is a 200-student, 24-hour hackathon hosted at Cal Poly SLO on February 3-4. Get ready for the largest hackathon in central California and a weekend full of building and learning!
College students, or high schoolers over the age of 18.
$6,238 in prizes
Nintendo Switches, Fire TV sticks, and iFixit kits for each member of the winning team
Anker speakers, Tile Mates, and iFixit kits for each member of the winning team
Google Home Minis for each member of the winning team
Best Google Cloud Platform Hack
Google Home Mini and a Chromecast for each member of the winning team, sponsored by Google Cloud Platform
Most Socially Responsible Hack
$100 Amazon gift card for each member of the team, sponsored by GoDaddy
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS credit
Best domain name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi Kit for each member of the winning team
Best use of .tech
$250 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team
TheHackHive.com Highest Voted Project
$40 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team, sponsored by HackHive
Best use of Twilio API
Destek VR Headset for each member of the winning team, sponsored by Twilio
Best Hack from Intuit Challenge
Prompt: Solve a problem for a college student to help become more financially prosperous.
1st – Amazon Echo Dot & guaranteed interview
2nd – guaranteed interview
Unity Pro License for each member of the winning team
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
If you have been accepted to the hackathon, you have been sent an Eventbrite invite, with a follow up logistical email.
Founder of Cydia
CEO of iFixit
Director of Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chairman of the Cal Poly CSSE Industrial Advisory Board
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?