The Hackathon of the West Coast. 36 Hours. April 11-13 in Pauley Pavilion at UCLA.
LA Hacks is setting a new bar for just how epic a hackathon can be. This April 11-13, hackers and builders from across the nation will come together at UCLA, fill the iconic Pauley Pavilion up to capacity, and experience.
Experience what, exactly? You'll experience the biggest hackathon that you'll have ever been a part of. You'll experience an environment with enough mentorship and resources to learn anything you can dream of, no matter what your skill level is. You'll meet and interact with some of the biggest names in tech, as well as some tech-enthused celebrities. And most of all, you'll experience first-hand just how incredible our country's collegiate hackathon community really is.
$30,300 in prizes
Tinder Grand Prize (General)
Digital Ocean (Platform) 1st Place
6k in DigitalOcean credit and an iPad mini - 1st
Digital Ocean (Platform) - 3rd
2k in DigitalOcean credit - 3rd
AWS 1st Place
3k AWS Credit - 1st
AWS 2nd Place
2k AWS Credit - 2nd
AWS 3rd Place
1k AWS Credit - 3rd
5TV's for best use of platform
Most ridiculous hack!
ISAA Cloud (API)
Private Internet Access (General)
Best Cisco-related hack
Go Instant (API)
4 Nexus 7's
$1,000 in Bitcoins
$300 we provide for winners of their API
4 Dell Venue Pro + Nokia Lumia
"DiscoRobos" Dancing Robots w/ accompanying speakers both made by Tosy
Urbanears DJ headsets
Pandora (General) (5)
5 Pandora One accounts
2 years of Rdio Unlimited for each team member of the team with the best use of the Rdio API.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
LA Hacks focuses primarily on undergraduate and graduate students but accepts high school students and recent grads (1-2 years out) on a case-by-case basis. Dropouts who would otherwise currently be in college are cool too.
You can build whatever you want: websites, apps, or hardware (no soldering allowed). All code must be written during the hackathon - feel free to use open source libraries and APIs. Hacks are judged on creativity, technical difficulty, usefulness, and overall awesomeness.
How to enter
All submissions must be made by 11:30am PT on Sunday, April 13th! Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
Founder & CEO Quixey
Founder & CEO Tinder
Partner Fenwick and West
Chris De Wolfe
Founder of MySpace
Founder & CEO Whisper
Founder of Shots
Vice-President The Pritzker Group
Head of Product at Flipboard
Most Awesome Hack!