Location Intelligence 101 with Foursquare
Git Good with a Github Campus Expert
Pandas Primer with Blackrock
Building a Lit Resume with Jahan Cherian and Anshul Aggarwal
Sentiment Analysis with ML by ACM AI
Intro to React Workshop by ACM Hack
Deputy Mayor of Economic Development
CEO at Acorns
Partner at Sequoia Capital
Ryan Shelton and Florian Morel
Content Director and Lead Creative Developer for Watson DG
Ex-CTO of ISBX, CTO of Sierra Labs
Software Engineer at Heal
CEO of Everyoung Healthcare
Mentor at Cedar/Techstars Accelerator
Senior Manager at Hulu
CEO/Creative Director of Watson DG
Coordinator at Lionsgate
CEO of Hacker Fund
Professor at UCLA Anderson
Lecturer of CS at USC
Lecturer of CS at USC
Outreach at Startup UCLA
LA Hacks Grand Prize
1x Nintendo Switch for each team member
LA Hacks Second Place
1x Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L keyboard for each team member and 1x Cooler Master MasterBox E500L for each team member
LA Hacks Third Place
1x Cooler Master Masterkeys Lite L Combo keyboard for each team member
LA Hacks Best Entertainment Hack
1x Drone for each team member
LA Hacks Best Education Hack
1x Amazon Kindle for each team member
LA Hacks Best Health Hack
1x Fitbit for each team member
LA Hacks Raffle
Escality's VR Conjuror's Eye Speedrun Challenge
1x GearVR Headset
Escality's AR Scavenger Hunt Challenge
1x Raspberry Pi Starter Kit, 1x Arduino Starter Kit, 1x Netduino Ultimate Microcontroller Pack, 2x Arduino Component Kits
Best Use of Google Cloud Platform or Firebase
4x Google Homes and 4x Chromecasts
Pixster Best Photo Voting Challenge Application
$1,000 cash to the team that creates the best application for users to vote on photos they like
Playfull Best Gaming Hack
Free Ike's for a Year
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit
Best Use of the Foursquare API
2 Amazon Echos, 2 Google Daydreams
Blackrock - Best Use of the Aladdin API Prize
Quad-copter drones to each member of the winning team
Private Internet Access (PIA) Challenge
Make Something People Want Grant: 1517
Nanome Inc. Blockchain Challenge (Details will be on Slack)
1,000 MATRYX Tokens, media posts by Matryx and Nanome recognizing your achievement, and mentions to Nanome's 15,000+ telegram community members
Opendoor - Coolest real estate related or offline experience hack
Baidu PaddlePaddle API Challenge
Gimi Smart TV Projector
Github’s #MyOctocat social media contest
Draw an octocat and tweet it to #MyOctocat #LAHacks2018 to have a chance of winning your own octocat!
Best Unity Hack
Unity Pro license for each team member
Best Use of Twilio API
1x Star Wars Drone per Team Member
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 making the next cryptocurrency, 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 5 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 of hardware to loan out. We also recommend bringing a sleeping bag for a good night’s rest.
What if I have an unanswered question?
We’re here for you! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.