SLO Hacks Lite is a 24 hour introductory hackathon hosted by SLO Hacks. Our event is open to all majors and all skill levels, for those of you who have never coded before to veteran hackers, this is for you!
Over the course of the event, you'll learn why hackathons are gaining traction with people of all majors, build something awesome, and come out with a new skill or two. We also have tons of networking and resume building opportunities here as well.
Don't know what a hackathon is? It's a 12-36 hour event where entrepreneurs, developers, and designers like you come together to build anything you want - mobile games, website designs, fintech startups - you name it.
Hackathons aren't just for advanced coders. Everyone has the opportunity to learn and build their craziest ideas. We at SLO Hacks are hosting a 24-hour, 200-student event to prepare you for our 36-hour, 300-student Spring event, in addition to all the other hackathons in the world!
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We're reachable through email at email@example.com.
We're excited to have a blast with you!
Click HERE to register for SLO Hacks Lite!
None of our events would be possible without our dedicated student and professor mentors. If you have any technical skills such as UI/UX Design, Web Development, Hardware, Graphic Design, or Data Science, we’re looking for individuals like you! Sign up to be a mentor HERE.
Schedule of events:
8:30 am: Attendee Check-In
9:00 am: Opening ceremony
9:30 am: Hacking Starts / Team Formation Mixer
10:30 - 11:30 am: Intro to GitHub Workshop
12:00 pm (Asynchronus event): Bob Ross MS Paint Event
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Build a Twitter Bot using the Twitter API Workshop
3:00 pm: Chess Tournament
9:00 am: Hacking ends. Devpost submissions due
9:30 - 10:30 am: Demoing
11:30 am: Closing Ceremony
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- You must be a Cal Poly student to attend SLO Hacks Lite - we will require you sign up on EventBrite with your @calpoly.edu email to prove you are a student.
- First come, first serve policy. Spots fill up fast so sign up ASAP.
- All teams must submit a 3-minute video link to Devpost by 9:00am on 01/24/2021.
$1,300 in prizes
1st Place Hack
Nintendo Switch Lite for each member of the winning team.
2nd Place Hack
Echo Show 5 for each member of the winning team.
Best Beginner Hack
$35 Amazon Gift Card for each member of the winning team.
In order to opt-in, you must have at least 50% beginner hackers in your team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Associate Professor, Cal Poly Computer Science
Engineering Advisor and Consultant, Former SWE at Google
Senior SWE at Nest
Development - 35 Points
How well does it work? How technically complex is it?
Design - 35 points
Is the solution you've designed creative and intuitive?
Originality - 15 points
Is this an unique and original project? Is this drastically different from general hackathon?
Pitch - 15 points
Was your presentation clear?