Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend?
All students are welcome! This includes university undergrads, graduate students, and high school students. Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, LA Hacks welcomes you.
What can my team build?
Whatever hardware, software, or technology-related projects you and your team can come up with! Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness.
Teams may contain up to 4 people. If you don't have a team prior to LA Hacks, that's completely fine - we will be holding a team-matching session at the beginning of the hacking period. You can also compete alone, but that's a lot less fun!
What should I bring?
All attendees are required to bring their valid student ID for admission (name must match the application). If you want to do a hardware hack, don't forget to bring the devices you plan on working with just in case we run out hardware to loan out. We also recommend bringing a sleeping bag for a good night's rest.
How much is this going to cost me?
Admission is free for all hackers! That includes food, drinks, and transportation for some schools in California. Those living outside of California are still encouraged to apply and reimbursements for travel will be granted on a case by case basis.