HackMerced is UC Merced’s fourth hackathon. A hackathon is a essentially a competition where you are given 36 hours to think, design, build, and present a cool app of your choice! At our the event as soon as you arrive you will be given the resources (food, hardware, swag, and mentorship) that you can take to produce an amazing hack.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$4,950 in prizes

AgFoodTech (3)

First Place:
4 x SIMREX X300C Camera-equipped drones
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Runner Up:
$25 Amazon Gift Card for each team member

Social Good (2)

First Place:
4 x Amazon Fire HD Tablets
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Runner Up:
$25 Amazon Gift Card for each team member

Entreprenuership (2)

First Place:
4 x ENACFIRE E18 Wireless Earbuds
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Runner Up:
$25 Amazon Gift Card for each team member

CSxA Award (3)

First Place:
$250 dollars to your team or charity of your choice

Best Social Media Prize (2)

First Place:
4 x LUXCOMS RGB Gaming Mouse Pads
Guaranteed Interview per member on team for an Internship

Best Beginner Hack

First Place:
2 x Makey Makey Classic Kits

Best Game (2)

First Place:
2 x MM830 Mice
2 x MK730 Keyboards
4 x MH703 Earbuds

Wolfram Alpha API

First Place: 4x year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Use of Snap Kit

First Place: 4 x Casio Calculator Watches

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

First Place: 4 x Google Home Mini

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

First Place: 4 x Raspberry Pis & PiHut Essential Kits

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

First Place: 4 x DragonBoard 410Cs

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals over the age of 18 attending college or Students from the ages 14 - 18 who have signed a parental consent waiver.

Judges

Lisa Yeo

Lisa Yeo
Assistant Professor @ UC Merced

Alexander Petersen

Alexander Petersen
Assistant Professor @ UC Merced

Matthew Lange

Matthew Lange
Research Scientist @ UC Davis

Danny Royer

Danny Royer
VP Technology @ Bowles Farming

Mindy Bottini

Mindy Bottini
VP Finance @ Prosomnus

Stuart Rawling

Stuart Rawling
Director, Business Development @ Schneider Electric

Gene Panferov

Gene Panferov
Director, Business Development @ SIGBT LLC

Deo Halili

Deo Halili
Product Manager @ Robert Half

Shubham Naik

Shubham Naik
Senior Software Engineer @ Ancestry

Jay Poovakan

Jay Poovakan
CEO @ Craze

Maxime Moison

Maxime Moison
Software Engineer @ Yelp

Brian Hungerman

Brian Hungerman
Executive Director @ HackMerced

Adrian Darian

Adrian Darian
Engineering Director @ HackMerced

Bizet Rodriguez

Bizet Rodriguez
Intern @ CITRIS, UC Merced

Shawn Liang

Shawn Liang
Intern @ CITRIS, UC Merced

Judging Criteria

  • How You Will Be Judged
    Your product will be judged based on 7 concepts: demo, design, complexity, viability, pitch, uniqueness, and utility.

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