36-hour, 500-student collegiate hackathon at Cal Poly SLO

SLO Hacks 2019 is a 500-student, 36-hour collegiate hackathon at Cal Poly SLO's Chumash Auditorium on February 1-3, 2019.  

Students from all over California and the U.S. will come together to build prototypes and compete for awesome prizes in the event's four tracks: IoT and Hardware, Game Design, AI&ML, and General. Come enjoy an innovative atmosphere to help you execute your next great idea. All majors and years welcome!

Founded in 2017, SLO Hacks is an entirely student-run organization. We host quarterly hackathon events and we pride ourselves on giving students the opportunity to bring ideas to life with collaboration, technology, and hacking!

https://www.slohacks.com/

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Prizes

$18,882 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Nintendo Switch for each member of the winning team

Runner Up Overall

AirPods + iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit for each member of the winning team

Best Beginner Hack

One pair of Snapchat Spectacles v2 for each member of the winning team

Best AI/ML Hack

Raspberry Pi 3B & 37 Sensors Starter Kit + Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick for each member of the winning team

Best Game

1 Year Unity Plus Membership + Corsair K68 Keyboard for each member of the winning team

Best Hardware/IoT Hack

Smart Home Starter Pack + iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit + Cypress Bluetooth Low Energy Kits for each member of the winning team

1st Place of Best Hack from iTrade Challenge

$400 Visa gift card, Bose portable speaker, and guaranteed interview for internship/full-time job with iTradeNetwork for each member of the winning team, presented by iTradeNetwork

2nd Place of Best Hack from iTrade Challenge

Bose sleepbuds, Bose portable speaker, and guaranteed interview for internship/full-time job with iTradeNetwork for each member of the winning team, presented by iTradeNetwork

3rd Place of Best Hack from iTrade Challenge

Bose portable speaker and guaranteed interview for internship/full-time job with iTradeNetwork for each member of the winning team, presented by iTradeNetwork

Best Hack from F5 Challenge

$250 Visa gift card and guaranteed interview for internship with F5 Networks for each member of the winning team, presented by F5 Networks

Best Social Good Hack

$200 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team, presented by GoDaddy

1st place of Best Health Hack from Platinum Performance

Gamify the experience of having a nutritious lifestyle for you or your pet. Fitbit Alta HR & Platinum Bars Gift Basket for each member of the winning team, presented by Platinum Performance

2nd Place of the Best Health Hack from Platinum Performance

Gamify the experience of having a nutritious lifestyle for you or your pet. Platinum Bars Gift Basket for each member of the winning team, presented by Platinum Performance.

1st Place of Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Mini for each member of the winning team plus each member of the runner up team, presented by Google Cloud Platform

2nd Place of Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Mini for each member of the winning team plus each member of the runner up team, presented by Major League Hacking

Best Hack from Hathway Challenge

Hathway backpack with $50 gift card for each member of the winning team, presented by Hathway. Challenge info: https://goo.gl/rw125U

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Raspberry Pis & PiHut Essential Kits for each member of the winning team, presented by Domain.com and Major League Hacking

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410Cs for each member of the winning team, presented by Qualcomm and Major League Hacking

Best Use of .TECH

$50 Amazon gift card for each member of the winning team, presented by .TECH

Best Design

Sketch license for each member of the winning team, presented by Sketch.

Best Use of Wolfram One

One year subscription of Wolfram One Personal Edition and Wolfram Alpha Pro for each member of the winning team, presented by Wolfram

Requirements

Submit your project through DevPost at 8:00am, Sunday, Feb. 3rd.

Judges

John Oliver, Ph.D.

John Oliver, Ph.D.
Director, Cal Poly Computer Engineering & Associate Professor, Cal Poly Electrical Engineering

Chris Lupo

Chris Lupo
Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department

Victor Chiang

Victor Chiang
CEO of Tiberius Family Office, Inc.

Gordon Edmonds

Gordon Edmonds
President and CEO of Gateworks Corporation

America and Penelope Lopez

America and Penelope Lopez
Co-Founders, CyberCode Twins

Dan Weeks

Dan Weeks
Chairman, Cal Poly Computer Science & Software Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

Max Wofford

Max Wofford
Director of Operations, Hack Club

Foaad Khosmood

Foaad Khosmood
Associate Professor, Cal Poly Computer Science

Phyllis Douglas

Phyllis Douglas
Software Programmer, Auspient, Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Originality
    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?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?