5th Annual Hackathon at UC San Diego

SD Hacks is an intercollegiate hackathon where student hackers from all over the world come together to create innovative solutions in 36 hours. We're hosting a dedicated hardware lab, maker space and a virtual reality lab, in addition to the many cloud APIs, prizes, and swag offered by our incredible sponsors. SD Hacks is celebrating its 5th anniversary!

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Judging Criteria

  • How Judging Works
    Judging will be done through a pair-wise-comparison-based judging platform called Gavel. The top 5 projects will be selected as finalists, who will then present to our panel of judges, from which the best of show prizes will be determined.
  • Tracks
    Along with our overall prizes, the top project in each Track will also get a prize (see prizes for details). Each project can be submitted to multiple tracks.
  • Sponsor Challenges
    Each project can submit to MULTIPLE challenges! Each challenge will be judged by the company that sponsored that challenge, so make sure to interact with the sponsors of the challenges you want to submit to!