The world's largest collegiate hackathon!

Cal Hacks is the world's largest collegiate hackathon with ~2000 attendees held annually at UC Berkeley and run by the student group Hack the Bay in partnership with CITRIS Foundary.

For this year, Cal Hacks 6.0, we've amped up the hackathon to bigger and better than ever. We'll have more swag, more events, more sponsors, and more prizes than ever before!

To claim your reimbursement for In State Hackers and Out of State Hackers, you MUST submit your Devpost link at: https://calhacks.org/ch6-reimbursement

View full rules

Eligibility

Any degree seeking student who is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or university, and is over the age of 18.

Requirements

A valid submission is a software or hardware hack produced at Cal Hacks 6.0, from start to finish.

This includes a Devpost submission to Cal Hacks and a demonstration during the Hack Expo on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. 

Remember to include all your team member names, up to 4 people.

Be sure to indicate what category you are competing for, as well as if you want to be a part of the Cal Hacks Fellowship program

Judges

Jiazi Guo

Jiazi Guo
LEGO Ventures

Atin Batra

Atin Batra
Twenty Seven Ventures

Thibault Corens

Thibault Corens
Presso

James Carr

James Carr
Google

Gary Teh

Gary Teh
GetData.IO

Lillian Seu

Lillian Seu
Johns Hopkins University

Puneet Anand

Puneet Anand
Cisco AppDynamics

Vincent Diallo

Vincent Diallo
Interlace Ventures Management LLC

Vincent Sun

Vincent Sun
ThriveCash

Dylan Jhaveri

Dylan Jhaveri
Mux

Paulius Dragunas

Paulius Dragunas
Loom

Ron Bhattacharyay

Ron Bhattacharyay
Masonic

Vivek Vinodh

Vivek Vinodh
Independent

Nitish Khadke

Nitish Khadke
Shape Security

Anupam Jindal

Anupam Jindal
Sentry

Sierra Park

Sierra Park
Wayfair

Jonathan Lynch

Jonathan Lynch
Softheon

Serhiy Konyk

Serhiy Konyk
Softheon

Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel
BlackRock

Gurudutta Ramanathaiah

Gurudutta Ramanathaiah
Sonder

Kevin Shen

Kevin Shen
Independent

Kalpit Jain

Kalpit Jain
EdCast

Udit Jain

Udit Jain
Snackpass

Vinay Hiremath

Vinay Hiremath
Loom

Dylan Chiu

Dylan Chiu
Ironfire Ventures

Robert Yu

Robert Yu
Independent

John Qian

John Qian
Weights & Biases

Chelsea Goddard

Chelsea Goddard
Weights & Biases

Nicolas Raga

Nicolas Raga
Independent

Kimberly	Howell

Kimberly Howell
Wayfair

Ted Sourgkounis

Ted Sourgkounis
Wayfair

Andrea Guatemala

Andrea Guatemala
Wayfair

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
Wayfair

Arthur Chan

Arthur Chan
Leapyear.ai

David Carr

David Carr
Independent (I work at Twitter)

Blake Brown

Blake Brown
Facebook

Cindy Gu

Cindy Gu
Wayfair

Rey	Riel

Rey Riel
Qlik

Michael	Mattheakis

Michael Mattheakis
Independent

Kira	Noodleman

Kira Noodleman
Bee Partners

Kevin King

Kevin King
Mux

Divy	Shrivastava

Divy Shrivastava
Independent

My Doan

My Doan
BlackRock

Michelle	Munson

Michelle Munson
Eluvio

Matthew	Roknich

Matthew Roknich
DocuSign

Jayarami	Reddy

Jayarami Reddy
Cisco

Christian	Gonzalez

Christian Gonzalez
MODE

Sheng Gao

Sheng Gao
RAVV Inc.

CT Rhude

CT Rhude
Ring (Amazon)

Marc Lusinchi

Marc Lusinchi
Eluv.io

Jessica Jiang

Jessica Jiang
Goldman Sachs

Caroline Winnett

Caroline Winnett
Berkeley SkyDeck

Fabian Hansen

Fabian Hansen
Presight Capital

Summer Fang

Summer Fang
Cisco

Adam Williams

Adam Williams
Agora

Zixuan An

Zixuan An
RAVV Inc.

Judging Criteria

  • Application
    Does the project have any feasible application in real life? Does it seem like something that someone could use or would actually have a benefit in the real world?
  • Functionality/Quality
    Is the project free of major bugs? Does it look appealing? The UI/UX doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but if we're having a hard time understanding the project by looking at it, there may be a problem.
  • Creativity
    Is this project unique and innovative? Is it a solution to a problem we have never seen before? A better way of doing something?
  • Technical Complexity
    The team should display a good level of knowledge in terms of the technology they’ve used in implementing their project.