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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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?