Hack with the best in San Diego

SD Hacks is an intercollegiate hackathon where student hackers from all over the world come together to create innovative solutions in 36 hours. We're hosting a dedicated hardware lab, maker space and a virtual reality lab, in addition to the many cloud APIs, prizes, and swag offered by our incredible sponsors.

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Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Empowerment
    Is the project and the problem complex? Does it tackle an important issue? Will the hack benefit the community?
  • Innovation
    How difficult was it to implement this project? How original was the idea?
  • User Experience
    How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use? Wow-effect? Does it work?
  • Collaboration
    How effective was their teamwork? Was there a clear direction? Did someone have a leadership role?