#makewaves at sbhacks.com!

Excited for a weekend of networking with the coolest people and mentors, competing for incredible prizes, and coding solutions for the real world? UCSB's 5th annual hackathon is ready for you all... Mark your calendars for January 11th-13th! Students of all backgrounds and skill sets welcome :)

Get PUMPED AF because this means:

  • A 36-hour adrenaline rush from problem-solving, coding, and collaborating
  • Hands-on experience using company tech and hardware not accessible elsewhere
  • Getting mentored by industry professionals from companies like Google
  • Developing your skill set from workshops
  • Starting off the new year with a mini beach getaway
  • FREE food, snacks, and drinks all weekend (just one less adult responsibility to worry about)
  • Did we mention you'll be coding in paradise?

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Judges

Markus Mock

Markus Mock
Former Senior Software Engineer at and Google and Amazon. Currently a visiting Professor of Mobile and Distributed Systems at UCSB

Randy Modos

Randy Modos
President of PayJunction

Soeren Thust

Soeren Thust
Director of Engineering at LogMeIn

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Archana Babu Rajendran
MS Student at UCSB

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Kevin Burk
Ph.D. Student at UCSB

Caitlin Davis

Caitlin Davis
Director Software Engineering at Invoca

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Zexi Huang
Ph.D. Student at UCSB

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Mert Kosan
Ph.D. Student at UCSB

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Keith Long
MS Student at UCSB

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Sujaya Maiyya
Ph.D. Student at UCSB

Ziad Matni

Ziad Matni
Lecturer At UCSB

Brian McKinnon

Brian McKinnon
Senior Software Engineering Manager at LogMeIn

Kevin Vallance

Kevin Vallance
Manager Software Development at Arthrex California Technology

Richert Wang

Richert Wang
Former Software Engineer at Amazon, Current Lecturer at UCSB

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Merit
    What type of technical challenges did the group deal with?
  • Originality
    How unique and innovative is the demo? Can it be found in previous submissions?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this demo based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Design
    Is the project visually appealing? Does the project have a pleasant user experience?
  • Wow Factor
    Are you blown away by what you see?