SacHacks is the first major intercollegiate hackathon in the Sacramento, California area. Our passion is to cultivate the untapped potential of those in Sac by providing them with the opportunity to launch their ideas in a public venue. We provide the virtual venue, you bring your ideas, and we have a friendly competition between all creative coders to launch their ideas into action during a 36-hour virtual hackathon.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$27,075 in prizes

Best IBM Z Hack (3)

Description: Best project created using IBM Z technology.

1st Place: Blue Yeti USB Mic for each member of the winning team. LinuxONE server with 8vCPUs, 16 GB of Memory and 300 GB disk. Choose RHEL8.3 or Ubuntu 20.04 to work with for 6 months! A 3 month extension of their ML on Z instance

2nd Place: Quadcopter Drone for each member of the winning team. A 3 month extension of their ML on Z instance.

3rd Place: Ultimate Ears Wonder Boom 2 for each member of the winning team. A 3 month extension of their ML on Z instance.

Best Sacramento Hack (3)

Description: Solve problems that the Sacramento community currently faces some examples include but are not limited to: social good, homelessness, education, COVID-19, traffic, and more!

1st Place: New Apple Watch SE for each member of the winning team.

2nd Place: Samsung 23.5 Inch Curved Monitor for each member of the winning team.

3rd Place: Air Fryer for each member of the winning team.

Best Data Science Hack

Description: Create your best data science project! This can be anything data science related: data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more!

Prize: HyperX Cloud II Red Gaming Headset + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

Best Game Development Hack (3)

Description: Create your best game during SacHacks 2021!

1st Place: HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

2nd Place: HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB Gaming Mouse + HyperX FURY S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

3rd Place: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Headset + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

Best Solo AR/VR Hack Using EchoAR

Description: Must use EchoAR to be eligible and team size must be 1 person.

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card for the member of the solo winning team.

Best Mobile App

Description: Create the best mobile application
Prize: $200 Bugsee Credits + 1 Year 1Password Families Membership + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

Best Startup Idea

Description: Launch your innovative startup idea! The best startup idea will be given the prize below!
Prize: $250 in Digital Ocean Credits + 1 Year 1Password Families Membership + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team.

Best Community College Hack

Description: At least one person on your team must be currently attending community college to be eligible.

Prize: 24oz Hydroflask + $125 Digital Ocean Credits + 4 AoPS Coupons + Wolfram for each member of the winning team

Best Interdisciplinary Hack

Description: Create the best interdisciplinary hack! One person on your team must NOT be a computer science (or related) major.

Prize: $125 Digital Ocean Credits + 1 Year 1Password Families Membership + Wolfram Award for each member of the winning team

Best Design (No code) (3)

Description: Create the best design, no coding needed!

1st Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team

2nd Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team

3rd Place: Taskade Unlimited + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team.

Best Design (With code) (3)

Description: Create the best design, coding required!

1st Place: 1 Year of Adobe Creative Cloud + $75 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team.

2nd Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team.

3rd Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card + 1 Year of 1Password Families Membership for each member of the winning team.

Best UI/UX With Sketch

Description: Create the best UI/UX design, your team MUST use Sketch for your project in order to be eligible for this challenge!

Prize: 1 Year of Sketch Subscriptions for each member of the winning team.

Best Use Of Google Cloud

Description: Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud.

See full list of products here: g.co/cloud

Prize: Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack for each member of the winning team.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Description: Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build your best hardware hack! We select two winning teams for this category.
Prize: Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included for each member of the two winning teams.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Description: Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.

Prize: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger and Domain.com Backpack for each member of the winning team.

Best Entertaining Hack (2)

Description: This prize is awarded to the most entertaining hack that is beneficial for those in isolation in extended periods of time, as well as impact on society.

Prize: Mini Projector for each member of the winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Currently enrolled in a university/college or recently graduated 

Requirements

  • Minimum of one (1) person and Maximum of four (4) people per team. 
  • Your project must be completed during OUR hacking period. You cannot work on your project before hacking begins at 7:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday, February 19, 2021, or else you will be disqualified and not eligible for prizes. During the judging process, we will check for cheating.
  • You must submit your project before 11:00 AM Pacific Time on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
  • Judge decisions are final with no appeal process. We will not tolerate any cyberbullying of any form regarding decisions. Incidences will be reported to and investigated by MLH. 
  • In order for each person to receive a prize, EACH PERSON must be listed on Devpost. Team members not submitted in Devpost will NOT be able to receive a prize. No exceptions will be made.

Judges

SacHacks Sponsors and Organizers

SacHacks Sponsors and Organizers

Sudharsana Srinivasan

Sudharsana Srinivasan
IBM

Joe Bostian

Joe Bostian
IBM

Jeanne Brooks

Jeanne Brooks
IBM

Javier Perez

Javier Perez
IBM

Teja Karra

Teja Karra
IBM

Alex Osadchyy

Alex Osadchyy
IBM

Cameron Law

Cameron Law
Sac State Carlsen Center Executive Director

Donna Walters

Donna Walters
CSU Esports Community Founder

Nina Amenta

Nina Amenta
UC Davis CS Professor

Beth Ferguson

Beth Ferguson
UC Davis Design Professor

Glenda Drew

Glenda Drew
UC Davis Design Professor

Jiayi Young

Jiayi Young
UC Davis Design Professor

Houman Homayoun

Houman Homayoun
UC Davis ECE Professor

Vasu Unnava

Vasu Unnava
UCD GSM department Adjunct Assistant Professor

Pantelis Loupos

Pantelis Loupos
UCD GSM department Assistant Professor

Rex Schraeder

Rex Schraeder
One Day Doors and Closets Senior Software Engineer

Dmitrii Khizbullin

Dmitrii Khizbullin
Huawei Principal Engineer

Aakash Prabhu

Aakash Prabhu
UC Davis CS Masters

Nikita Vasilev

Nikita Vasilev
VTB Data Engineer

Golubeva Veronika

Golubeva Veronika
Sberbank Senior Data Analyst

Anna Kopteva

Anna Kopteva
MTS Group Software Engineer

Zee Chen

Zee Chen
UC Davis CS PhD Applicant

Bishal Thapa (Alumni)

Bishal Thapa (Alumni)
Honey Software Engineer

Jason Lee (Alumni)

Jason Lee (Alumni)
Capitol One Software Engineer

Tran Nguyen (Alumni)

Tran Nguyen (Alumni)
Hypernet Labs Software Engineer

Taylor McMahon

Taylor McMahon
Modern Arcade Content Creator

Kyle Wynn

Kyle Wynn
QA Tester Harmonix Music Systems

Linda Huang

Linda Huang
Ethicli Designer

Simon Sadler

Simon Sadler
UC Davis Design Professor

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Code
  • Launch

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