Hackathon, but we do it better. Brought to you by USC.

Waitlist applications for USC students are open at hacksc.com

Welcome to Los Angeles, the warm and beautiful city of angels and dreamers. In the heart of Downtown LA this April 12-14, you are invited to a 36-hour technology hackathon that seeks to change the future of our beloved city. Alongside 800+ hackers and designers, you will re-imagine what a 21st-century city should look like and apply your ideas to the test.

We hope you will join us at HackSC 2019!

This year's Verticals:

Entrepreneurship:
Everything's gotta start somewhere. With a team, you come in with, or one you make while at HackSC, establish working relationships which will extend long past the weekend of April 12. Under 'Entrepreneurship,' we want to establish a space where you can create products, not projects, with VC funding as a nice way to kick it off.

Entertainment:
You're in LA, what did you expect? We're not looking for Ryan Gosling's replacement, his spot is full. However, there is plenty of room in regards to other tech developments across all fields: music, gaming, and interactive media, and naturally film and VFX.

Transportation:
It's about time someone invented teleportation... or effective LA public transit. You decide. Mobility comes in many ways besides current public transit and ridesharing programs, and so it's up to you to take the initiative to develop new advances in transportation in an increasingly globalized world.

 

Find out more:

https://hacksc.com

https://www.facebook.com/hackscofficial/

https://twitter.com/hackscofficial

https://www.instagram.com/hackscofficial/

 

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Prizes

$32,050 in prizes

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Everything's gotta start somewhere. With a team you come in with, or one you make while at HackSC, establish working relationships which will extend long past the weekend of April 12. Under 'Entrepreneurship,' we want to establish a space where you can create products, not just projects.

Each member of the winning team gets:
* $150 dollar Amazon gift card
* Meeting with Okapi Ventures VC

ENTERTAINMENT

You're in LA, what did you expect? We're not looking for Ryan Gosling's replacement, his spot is full. However, there is plenty of room in regards to other tech developments across all fields: music, gaming and interactive media, and naturally film and VFX.

Each member of the winning team gets:
* OCULUS GO
* EA Game Keys

TRANSPORTATION

It's about time someone invented teleportation... or effective LA public transit. You decide. Mobility comes in many ways besides current public transit and ridesharing programs, and so it's up to you to take the initiative to develop new advances in transportation in an increasingly globalized world.

Each member of the winning team gets:
* Dragon Touch Camera
* Camera Kit
* Tech Travel Backpack
* and.. A TICKET TO STOCKHOLM!!!

[Facebook] Facebook's Favorite Product (2)

Best Product that empowers people to connect using Facebook technologies. Winning team gets invitations to attend F8 and participate in the hackathon --all inclusive (incl. fight, room and board, food, ...)

[AWS] Best Mobile or Web App (3)

We challenge you to use AWS Amplify to build the best working mobile or web app that connects to at least one AWS service. Each winning team member gets an Echo Spot.

2nd Place
We challenge you to use AWS Amplify to build the best working mobile or web app that connects to at least one AWS service. Each winning team member gets an Echo.

3rd
Each winning team member gets an Echo Dot.

[iTradeNetwork] The Freshest Hack Challenge

The team that demonstrates and executes the most innovative feature, concept or module that could be applied to one of the products we present (Fresh and Trace) will win a prize! The feature, concept, or module does not need to represent the entirety of your hackathon project, but it should be inspired by or a functional piece of your larger hackathon project. Each member of the winning team gets a $250 Visa Gift Card and Bose Micro Soundlink Portable Speaker

[OmniSci] OmniSci's Favorite Hack

Each team member will win their own AirPods and an OmniSci swag bag.

[Tailored Brands] Best use of Tailored Brand's data

Bring your predictive modeling skills to our big data challenge, and help predict what will make our customers love the way they look. Each winning team member gets their own tailored interview suits [fits every gender].

[Tailored Brands] Best use of Tailored Brand's data Runner up

[Totle] Totle's Favorite Hack

We’re looking for developers to build a dapp using, but not limited to, Totle’s endpoints (totle.com/docs/home) that betters the financial lives of its users. Totle’s prize is 5,000 DAI (an ERC20 stablecoin backed by USD where 1 DAI = $1 USD), and Ledgers (cryptocurrency hardware wallets). In the event of two equally competing projects, the prize might be split.

[Polarr] Polarr's Favorite Hack

The team that best utilizes the Polarr Vision Engine APIs to deliver edge-based AI capabilities on iOS/MacOS wins a set of Apple Airpods (Gen 2) and a 248 year or one orbital period of Pluto (whichever is longer) subscription to Polarr Pro Photo Editor.

[Transposit] The Best Use of Transposit

Only qualification for the prize is that students must use Transposit as part of their project. Each member of the winning team will receive a mechanical keyboard.

[Crowdstrike] Crowdstrike's Favorite Hack

Create a project using one or more of the following technologies: golang, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, kafka. Best team project receives $500 Amazon gift card.

[Cloudflare] Best use of Serverless

Show us your best use case for serverless technology for a chance to win an Adafruit gift card and/or a signed copy of the book "Hands-On Robotics with JavaScript: Build robotic projects using Johnny-Five and control hardware with JavaScript and Raspberry Pi"!

[GCP] Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (2)

Use any Google Cloud Platform product (including Firebase) to qualify. See all our products at https://cloud.google.com/products/. Google Home Minis, Cloud Patagonia Backpacks, Cloud Pillows, Acrylic Trophies, and Cloud Water Bottles for each member of the winning and runner-up team.

[Smartcar] Best Use of Smartcar API (2)

Build the best car app using the Smartcar API. We're looking for creative, complete and interesting apps - we'd love to see you demo on the Tesla Model S we have onsite during judging! We're handing out Google Home Minis with a smart bulb to first place winners.

2nd Place:
We're handing out Amazon gift cards to the second place.

[Blockstack] Blockstack's Favorite Hack

Build a Blockstack App! $1,000 total to the winning team. Plus each team member will receive Apple AirPods (Gen. 2), a Blockstack hoodie, t-shirt and stickers!

[MLH] Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

[MLH] Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

Best Beginner Hack

If it's your first time at a Hackathon, this prize is for you! We're looking for the best effort from a hacker newbie who made the most out of HackSC. Welcome to the hacker community! Each member of the winning team gets a $25 Amazon gift card and a HackSC hat :)

Best Design

This is for all the nit-pickers, illustrator pros, or just anyone who appreciates clean, beautiful design. Whether you're focused on simplicity, responsiveness, communicability, style, we'd love to see how your project is designed the way it is! Each winner gets a free Sketch license

[Mux] Best use of Mux API

Mux is video infrastructure built by the experts. Take any video file or live stream and make it play beautifully at scale on any device, powered by magical-feeling features like automatic thumbnails, animated gifs, and data-driven encoding decisions. Spend your time building what people want, not drudging through ffmpeg documentation.

Best use of Mux API will win a $100 gift card!

ENTREPRENUERSHIP Runner Ups (3)

TRANSPORTATION Runner Ups (2)

ENTERTAINMENT Runner Ups (3)

Eligibility

All student participants must be full-time or part-time university or college students during Spring 2019. All student participants must be 18 years or older at the time of the event. 

Requirements

Teams must submit a list of members, including mentors, upon submitting their project by Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 8 am. Any modifications after that must be approved by the organizers. Single-person teams are allowed, but we encourage you to work in groups! Teams are limited to 4 people!

How to enter

Waitlist applications for USC students are open at hacksc.com

Judges

TBA

TBA

Judging Criteria

  • To Be Announced
    Full judging criteria will be announced closer to event date.