Major League Hacking 2018 Hackathon Season

//Code for social good

What is HackDavis?

Applications for HackDavis are now closed! HackDavis is UC Davis's annual hackathon for students, run by students. On January 20-21 2018, over 700 students, hackers, and creators will come together for 24 hours of hacking. For the 3rd year in a row, we're bringing together the most talented students in California to address the world's most pressing social issues.

There are three main tracks to the hackathon: Environment, Health & Wellness, and Education. With these 3 tracks, we hope to inspire change and cultivate a growing hacker opportunity dedicated to social change at UC Davis.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is where you turn your crazy ideas into real stuff. Hundreds of hackers from across California will gather and build something they're passionate about. You take care of building. We'll take care of you.

We will be following MLH's Code Of Conduct.

How many people can be in a team?

We allow up to 4 people per team which will be checked when you submit your project. Applications are still limited to individuals, but we will host a team mixer before the event to help attendees form teams.

Where is HackDavis?

HackDavis will be held in the ARC Pavillion

What can I build?

You can build whatever your heart desires, whether its a web app, mobile app, hardware hack, or an open source tool. Any project under one of the three tracks (health/wellness, education, and environment) is recommended.

Who can attend?

HackDavis is open to all majors! We accept college students, alumni who left their school within a year, and high school students above 18 years old. We will be holding workshops where students can learn how to use new and upcoming tools that assist with web development, mobile development, and more.

Why Social Good?

We find that hackathons often don't result with projects as practical solutions to specific societal problems and we're looking to change that. Our goal is to foster a community that uses technology to pave the way for social change.

How much does it cost?

HackDavis is free for all admitted participants. Don't sweat it! We gotchu for your WiFi, meals, caffeine, swag, and workspace for the entire weekend. If you need help with travel, we will be providing buses for certain California schools. Otherwise we will be providing up to $50 in travel reinbursements to each hacker.