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Schedule

Friday 3/30

5:00 PM
Volunteer/Mentor Check-In
Northeast Corner
6:00 PM
Hacker Check-In Opens
Northeast Corner
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
API fair
Tables on Concourse
7:00 PM
Dinner by Chiptole
Northeast Corner
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
Center Concourse
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Team Formation
Northwest Corner
11:00 PM
Hacking Begins
Center Concourse
11:00 PM
Hardware Checkout Opens
Center Concourse
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
PIA Workshop
Pavilion Club

Saturday 3/31

12:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location Intelligence 101 with Foursquare
Pavilion Club
12:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Git Good with a Github Campus Expert
Pavilion Club
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Pandas Primer with Blackrock
Pavilion Club
1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Building a Lit Resume with Jahan Cherian and Anshul Aggarwal
Pavilion Club
2:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Sentiment Analysis with ML by ACM AI
Pavilion Club
7:00 AM
Breakfast by Coffee Bean
Northeast Corner
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Google Workshop
Pavilion Club
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Field Games
Northwest Corner
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Entertainment Panel
Pavilion Club
12:15 PM
Lunch by Chick-Fil-A
Northeast Corner
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Education Panel
Pavilion Club
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Healthcare Panel
Pavilion Club
2:00 PM
Playfull Smash Tournament
Playfull Booth at Upper Concourse
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Diversity in Tech Panel
Pavilion Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro to React Workshop by ACM Hack
Pavilion Club
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Showers
TBA
6:30 PM
Dinner by Koala T
Northeast Corner
7:00 PM
Cup Stack Tournament with MLH
Pavilion Club

Sunday 4/1

9:00 AM
Brunch by Denny's
Northeast Corner
10:30 AM
Devpost submission deadline for judging (may continue working until 11)
Center Concourse
11:00 AM
Hacking Ends
Center Concourse
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Expo's
Center Concourse
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Ceremony
Center Concourse
4:00 PM
Buses Leave
Bus Area

Workshops

PIA Workshop

Friday 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Location Intelligence 101 with Foursquare

Saturday 12:30 - 1:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Git Good with a Github Campus Expert

Saturday 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Pandas Primer with Blackrock

Saturday 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Building a Lit Resume with Jahan Cherian and Anshul Aggarwal

Saturday 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Sentiment Analysis with ML by ACM AI

Saturday 2:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Pavilion Club

Google Workshop

Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pavilion Club

Intro to React Workshop by ACM Hack

Saturday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pavilion Club

Speakers

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William Chun

Deputy Mayor of Economic Development

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Noah Kerner

CEO at Acorns

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Omar Hamoui

Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Ryan Shelton and Florian Morel

Content Director and Lead Creative Developer for Watson DG

Panelists

Healthcare

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Kelly Chu

Ex-CTO of ISBX, CTO of Sierra Labs

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Bryan Ketchner

Software Engineer at Heal

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Alan Young

CEO of Everyoung Healthcare

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Anne Wellington

Mentor at Cedar/Techstars Accelerator

Entertainment

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Lee Kurland

Senior Manager at Hulu

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Fernando Ramirez

CEO/Creative Director of Watson DG

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Matt McManus

Coordinator at Lionsgate

Education

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Justin Brezhnev

CEO of Hacker Fund

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Nathan Wilson

Professor at UCLA Anderson

Diversity

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Sandra Batista

Lecturer of CS at USC

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Olivera Grujic

Lecturer of CS at USC

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Leah Nanni

Outreach at Startup UCLA

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Prizes

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

TBA

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

$1,000 cash

Make Something People Want Grant: 1517

$1,000 grant

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

$500

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 info@lahacks.com or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.