300-student, 36-hour collegiate hackathon at the California Cybersecurity Institute on February 28th-March 1st, 2020

Students from all over California and the U.S. will come together with their ideas to build prototypes and compete for prizes in the event’s three tracks: Gaming, Cybersecurity, and Fintech. Come join and let us help your ideas come to life. This event is welcome to ALL majors and years!

Founded in 2017, SLO Hacks is an entirely student-run organization ay Cal Poly SLO. We host quarterly hackathon events and pride ourselves in giving students opportunities to showcase their creativeness through collaboration, technology, and hacking!

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Prizes

$8,016 in prizes

1st Place Hack

Each member of the team wins an Apple iPad 9.7"

2nd Place Hack

Each member of the team wins an Oculus Go

Best Beginner Hack

Each member of the team wins a Tile Essentials pack.

Best Gaming Hack

Each member of the team wins a HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard

Best Cybersecurity Hack

Each member of the team wins a Tello Quadcopter Drone

Best Fintech/BlockChain Hack

Each member of the team wins a split of $500 in DAI(Stable-Cryptocurrency) and an iFixit Toolkit

Best Use of XRP or Interledger (ILP)

Sponsored by Xpring: Each member of the team wins a Nike Series Apple Watch.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform 1st Place

Sponsored by Google Cloud Platform: Each member of the team wins a Google Cloud Patagonia Backpack, Cloud Pillow, Acrylic Trophy, Cloud Water Bottle, and Google Nest Mini.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform 2nd place

Sponsored by Google Cloud Platform: Each member of the team wins a Google Nest Mini.

Best use of Google Cloud Platform 3rd place

Sponsored by Google Cloud Platform: Each member of the team wins a Google Nest Mini.

Best Domain Name with Domain.com

Sponsored by MLH: Winner will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero.

Best Use of UI Path

Sponsored by MLH: Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to secure a 2020 Summer Internship at UiPath for each member of the team.

Best Image Processing and Object Detection Hack

Sponsored by Stellar Exploration: $50 Amazon gift card and a guaranteed interview for an internship/full time position for each team member

Best Use of XRP or Interledger (ILP) 2nd Place

Sponsored by Xpring: Each member of the team wins a DJI Mavic Mini Drone.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Must be atleast 18 years of age.
  • Must bring Government ID.
  • Must bring vehicle registration and proof of valid insurance if driving to venue.
  • Maximum team size of 4.

Requirements

  • Must submit to Devpost by 9:30am on Sunday, March 1st.

Judges

Foaad Khosmood

Foaad Khosmood
Associate Professor, Cal Poly Computer Science

Raquel Smith

Raquel Smith
iFixit

Sara Ford

Sara Ford
Associate Professor, Cal Poly Computer Science

Eddie Salce

Eddie Salce
Major League Hacking

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?

themes

  • Fintech
  • Gaming
  • Cybersecurity