Overview

Hacking is building things that you always wanted to have but no one has built it yet. It's to come up with an amazing idea and work tirelessly on it. It is to fail, fail again and fail better. Try out new things and learn while doing that. It's to work together, collaborate and build things that are innovative. It is to be a better programmer.

SF Hacks is San Francisco State University’s first collegiate hackathon. Over 350 students from all over the United States will come together to learn, experiment, and create in 24 hours. SF Hacks is where your crazy ideas will finally become reality. It’s where you’re encouraged to do things that you’ve never done before: make an app, a website, or a game.

Prizes

All prizes are available for the entire winning team (up to 4 people). Projects can be submitted to ONE main prize category and ONE special prize category.

Only main prize categories will be selected to pitch on the main stage. Special prize category winners will be announced during closing ceremony.

Judging Format
1) Hackers submit projects by 7 am
2) First round expo style judging begins at 7:35 AM
3) Main stage presentations for the top TWO candidates in each main prize category begin at 8:15 am

Main Prizes
Most Innovative Hack

A project that is deemed the most innovative by our judging panel.

Prizes
Interview to INCUBED Summer Startup Incubation Program
Office Hours with Venture Capitalist Chris Haroun
Decks of Disrupt Cards
JetBrains Licenses

Must include one SFSU team member

Best Mobile App Sponsored by Make School

A project that is deemed the best mobile app as determined by our judging panel.

Prizes
$2000 Summer Academy Scholarship

Best Beginner Hack Sponsored by Make School

A project that is deemed the best beginner app as determined by our judging panel.

Prizes
$2000 Make School Summer Academy Scholarship

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Special Prizes
Best Domain Name Sponsored by Radix

A project that has the best use of a Radix domain.

Prizes
Amazon Echo Dots

Best Use of Bugsee API

A project that is deemed the best use of Bugsee API as determined by our judging panel.

Prizes
1st: $500 Bugsee API Credits
2nd: $300 Bugsee API Credits
3rd: $100 Bugsee API Credits

Best Use of Artificial Intelligence

A project that is deemed the best use of artificial intelligence APIs as determined by our judging panel.

Prizes
Amazon Echo Dots
Archie Membership for 18 Months

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