The world's best interdisciplinary hackathon, held at Caltech in Pasadena, CA! Meet hackers from all over the world and create projects to solve problems at the intersections of fields ranging from education to games/entertainment using anything from hardware to machine learning, all while having a sensational time!!
$14,620 in prizes
Best Artificial Intelligence or Computer Vision Hack
Use artificial intelligence or computer vision in your hack! Each member of the winning team gets a Snaptain S5C WiFi FPV Drone.
Best Environment & Sustainability Hack
Make an innovative hack that protects the environment or contributes to a more sustainable future! Each member of the winning team gets a Timbuk2 backpack!
Best Health or Social Good Hack
Hack at the intersection of health, society, and technology! Educate the community, assist a non-profit, or make anything else that benefits the community at large! Each member of the winning team gets a Fitbit Inspire HR.
Best Entertainment Hack
Dazzle us with hacks involving the entertainment/media industry, or invent a new puzzle, game, or experience! Each member of the winning team gets a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker!
1517 Fund for Novel Hack
Most novel hack as judged by 1517 fund experts. The winning team gets a cash grant to continue their project! ($1K grant and $10K of AWS credits)
Best use of Google Cloud Products (2)
Best use of Google Cloud Products as judged by Google Cloud! 1st Google Cloud branded backpack. 2nd place: Google Cloud Swag Box (domestic only)
Tickets to Pinnacle
Each winning team member will receive tickets to Pinnacle, the Olympics of Hackathons, which invites the world’s top 50 collegiate hackathons for an epic finale event in fall 2021. More information can be found here: https://pinnacle.us.org
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
VP, Head of Engineering, SISU
CTO, Elementary Robotics
Former Chief Investment Officer, QS Investors
Senior Data Scientist, Microsoft
Board Of Directors, Innovate Pasadena
Research Scientist, HRL Laboratories
How usable is your hack in its current state? Strive to create a functioning and polished project even if it doesn't have a ton of features!
Does your hack combine principles from across different fields? Live up to our theme and make a hack that explore the intersection of computer science with other fields!
How creative is your hack? Try to approach the problem you are trying to solve from a novel angle!
Does your hack help solve a real problem or satisfy unmet demand? See if you can create a hack that you’d love to use, provides a solution to an underserved community, or creates an entirely new category.