January 19-21, 2018

Applications open up late November!

EXPLORE WITH US

Community

Creativity

Engagement

UCSB’s 4th annual hackathon is a 36 hour event fostering innovation and creativity through learning by doing, with some wicked prizes up for grabs. While taking breaks from building your projects, you’ll enjoy free meals, attend fun mini-events, interact with sponsors, and make some friends along the way. We hope to see you there!

FAQ

What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are often described as a hybrid between a career fair and a science fair. A creative community of programmers - from novices to experienced - come together for 36 hours to make amazing projects. The projects are then judged by tech professionals from the industry and from academia.

When will SB Hacks take place?

SB Hacks IV will begin on Friday, January 19, 2018, and will conclude on Sunday, January 21, 2018. A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the actual date of the event.

Who can attend?

SB Hacks is accepting college students, graduate / PhD students, and high school students who are 18 or older.

How much does it cost?

Admission to the event, food, and swag will all be FREE. We'll be providing busses to select schools in California.

When will acceptances come out?

Acceptances go out in early January, for California hackers and a bit earlier for out-of-state applicants.

When can I apply?

Applications open up late November and will close late December.

What can I win?

Our prizes and their accompanying page is in the works and will be up shortly before the event!

Can I have a team?

You can compete with up to 4 teammates. If you don't have a team, don't worry about it! We will match you up with compatible teammates at the event.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, overnight gear, a water bottle, and a photo ID. MLH will be providing a hardware lab.

More Questions?

Feel free to email us with any questions at ucsbhacks@gmail.com