April 29 - May 1, 2016

Pauley Pavilion, UCLA

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For questions, contact us at info@lahacks.com

What is LA Hacks?

LA Hacks is a weekend dedicated to you and 999 other students in Pauley Pavilion. Collaborate and build creative solutions to problems, while pushing the limits of your mind and body to make something amazing.

Inclusivity

Come as you are. We make sure you have everything you need to carry out your craziest ideas—amazing mentors, delicious food, and a fun work environment.

Learning

Get personalized help from mentor teams comprised of UCLA’s best and brightest. Collaborate with your peers and learn from industry leaders.

Community

Take a break from your hack to enjoy games, guest speakers, and other special events. Make new friends or even network with our sponsors.

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LA Hackers

...experiment and tinker

in their free time. They are eager to learn and take advantage of mentorship opportunities. They’re always up for a challenge—even if it means a ride on the struggle bus—and they’re excited to share their skills and collaborate with others.

...build software and hardware

travel the country hacking, and share their code on Github. They collaborate with peers and help first-time hackers feel welcome. If they score some prizes, swag, and jobs along the way then, hey, that’s a plus!

...are full of ideas

They love thinking up creative, marketable solutions to problems, and could even see them through as a business. They’re excited to collaborate with fellow hackers and get their hands dirty with market research, user experience, design, copywriting, and pitch decks.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

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?

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.

What if I have a question that wasn't answered here?

We’re here for you! Send us an email at info@lahacks.com or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.

Schedule


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FRIDAY 4/29

Sponsors

4:00pm – Arrival and Registration

Hackers

6:00pm – Arrival and Registration

API Fair

8:00pm – Swag, Product Demos, and Networking with our sponsors

Opening Ceremony

9:30pm

Hacking Begins

11:00pm

SATURDAY 4/30

Workshops

12:30-4:00am

Breakfast

8:00-9:00am

Workshop

9:00am - 10:00am

Lunch

12:00 - 1pm

Panels

12:30pm - 7:30pm

Dinner

6-7:00pm

Workshop

9:00pm-10:00pm

SUNDAY 5/1

Project Submission Deadline

10:00am

Brunch

10:30am

Expo and Judging

11:00am

Closing Ceremony

12:30pm - 2:30pm – Keynote, Final Demos, and Winners Announced

Farewell

3:00pm - Clean up, pack, and say bye to (old and new) friends!

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