The worlds largest collegiate hackathon held at UC Berkeley

Last fall, Cal Hacks brought together 1,700 hackers from 100 schools and 5 countries to build everything from mind-controlled Teslas to amazing mobile applications. The team that set the record for the world’s largest hackathon is back for round 4, and is ready to bring together the brightest collegiate hackers for 36 hours.

For Cal Hacks 4.0, this October 6-8, we’re building on our tradition of technical excellence by bringing together a more diverse group of hackers and guiding them in creating impactful and innovative projects.

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Eligibility

A valid submission is a software or hardware hack produced at Cal Hacks 4.0, from start to finish or created prior to Cal Hacks 4.0 but sufficiently improved at the event.

This includes a ChallengePost submission to Cal Hacks and a demonstration during the Hack Expo on Sunday, October 8th, 2017. Please include a video or photo of the working product.

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

 

Judges

Qasar Younis

Qasar Younis
YCombinator

Charlie Cheever

Charlie Cheever
Founder Quora/Expo

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar
Accel Ventures

Cory Levy

Cory Levy
Founder at Internapalooza

Alic Chen

Alic Chen
Founder at CITRIS

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Danielle Strachman
General Partner at 1517 Fund

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Kevin Lee
Principal at Pear Ventures

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Caroline Winnett
Executive Director at SkyDeck

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Chon Tang
Founding Partner at SkyDeck

Dylan Chiu

Dylan Chiu
Ironfire Ventures

Thomas Jacobson

Thomas Jacobson
Ironfire Ventures

Gerald Friedland

Gerald Friedland
Professor at UC Berkeley

Ellen Chisa

Ellen Chisa
Entrepreneur at Ellen and Pauls New Startup

Keshav Dhandhania

Keshav Dhandhania
CEO at Common Lounge

Cameron Baradar

Cameron Baradar
Investor at The House

Vincent Sun

Vincent Sun
Investor at The House

John Mannes

John Mannes
Writer at TechCrunch

Blake LaFayette

Blake LaFayette
Director at Free Ventures

Danielle Fujii

Danielle Fujii
Founder at Mad Dog Software

Daniella Wenger

Daniella Wenger
Director at Free Ventures

Grant Empey

Grant Empey
Entrepreneur at Dot

Ben Jun

Ben Jun
CEO of HFV Labs

Baris Akis

Baris Akis
Founder of NavTalent

Priya Rajan

Priya Rajan
Director at Silicon Valley Bank

Reuben McCreanor

Reuben McCreanor
Applied Statistican at Survey Money

Ryan Orbuch

Ryan Orbuch
Cofounder at Volley.com

Jade Dominguez

Jade Dominguez
Senior Engineer at Instacart

Joe Nash

Joe Nash
Program Coordinator at GitHub Education

Eugene Vinitsky

Eugene Vinitsky
PhD Researcher at UC Berkeley

Omkar Salpekar

Omkar Salpekar
Director at Free Ventures

Pranav Gulati

Pranav Gulati
Director at Free Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Positive Impact
    Is this a product that people will use in their daily lives? Will it make lives better?
  • User Interface and Experience
    How refined does the app look? Is it smooth? Are there animations and cool image assets?
  • Originality and Innovation
    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 Difficulty
    How difficult was it to implement this project? Are there lots of APIs and libraries and languages involved? Did you use a really cool algorithm?