Learn, Build, Play

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.

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Prizes

$364,280 in prizes

First Prize

Prizes for Top 10 teams sponsored by HBO (40)

32GB Apple TVs + $25 Gift Card for every member of the top 10 teams

Best Hacks around Privacy, Security, and Cryptography sponsored by PIA (12)

First prize: $1500
Second prize: $1000
Third prize: $500

Symantec Hack Prize (4)

Amazon Echo for each team member

Moxtra Best Collaboration Hack (4)

$1000 in cash split amongst team members

Best Hack built on .CO (4)

$750 in cash split amongst team members

Postmates Choice Prize (4)

$1000 given to team of choice

Best use of Ingenu’s RPMA Wireless Communications Technology (4)

$500 in cash split amongst team members

Best use of Microsoft Technology (4)

Microsoft Bands V2 for each member

Playful Prizes (4)

Sector 9 skateboard, $1,000 in food coupons, restaurant swag, PlayFul swag, free Panera for a year, giftcards.

Taboola's Best use of Machine Learning or Big Data (4)

Drone with HD camera for each team member

LA 2024 Fitness and Sports Entertainment prizes

1st floor seat to a 2016/17 regular season LA Clippers Game for each of the following two categories:

1) Fitness: New technology that encourages fitness and promotes participation in sports
2) Sports Entertainment: Wearable technology that enhances the consumer/fan experience at live events

1517 Prize (3)

$1000 grants each to 3 teams of choice

Best use of Ingenu’s RPMA Wireless Communications Technology (4)

500 split among team members

Disney's Best use of Marvel API

Second Prize

Third Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

LA Hacks focuses primarily on undergraduate and graduate students but accepts high school students and recent grads (1-2 years out) on a case-by-case basis. Dropouts who would otherwise currently be in college are cool too.

Requirements

Make sure your submission title starts with your table number in the form "T# Project Name" otherwise we won't be able to assign judges to you and you may not be considered for any of the prizes.

 

How to enter

All submissions must be made before 9am on Sunday!!! You will be allowed to hack till 10am but challenge post submissions must be made by 9am Sunday or your submission will not be valid! Please make sure of this. 

Make sure your submission title starts with your table number in the form "T# Project Name" otherwise we won't be able to assign judges to you and you may not be considered for any of the prizes.

Judges

LA Hacks Judges Panel

LA Hacks Judges Panel
lahacks.com/judges

Judging Criteria

  • Originalilty
    How unique was the idea behind the hack?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically challenging is the hack?
  • Implementation
    How good was the implementation?