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.

Our Values

Inclusivity

We strive to foster a supportive environment that is welcoming for people of all backgrounds and experience levels.

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 HACKS
Learn It. Build It.
March 31 - April 2 2017
Pauley Pavilion, UCLA

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.

Our Values

Inclusivity

We strive to foster a supportive environment that is welcoming for people of all backgrounds and experience levels.

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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Introducing Data Hacks

This year at LA Hacks we’ll be introducing a separate track for data hackers. Come build and work with tools for mining, visualizations, and more. Data hacks will be judged and prized in a separate category from non-data hacks.

LA Hackers

LA Hackers

...experiment and tinker

They are eager to learn and take advantage of mentorship opportunities. They’re always up for a challenge, and they’re excited to share their skills and collaborate with others.

LA Hackers

...build software and hardware

They travel the country hacking and sharing their code on Github. They collaborate with their 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!

LA Hackers

...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

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.

How much will this cost?

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 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.

How do teams work?

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. Lastly, in an effort to promote environmental sustainability this year, we are asking every hacker to bring their own reusable water bottle and any e-waste you have so that UCLA can properly dispose of it. We are having a raffle for hackers who participate and you will be given up to 2 tickets: 1 for bring a reusable water bottle and 1 for bringing e-waste.

What if I have an unanswered question?

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.

Our Sponsors

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Interested in sponsoring? Email us at sponsor@lahacks.com.