For the third time in history, IEEE at UCLA and Theta Tau at UCLA are pleased to present to you California's largest college hardware-focused hackathon ever.
At IDEA Hacks we provide our hackers with tools, such as 3D printers, soldering stations, and other equipment free of charge. Not only will these hackers code, but also they will create tangible products from scratch in one weekend.
5:00PM - Registration and Team Formation
8:00PM - Opening speeches from sponsors
7:00AM - 11:00AM
12:00PM - 1:00PM
6:00PM - 8:00PM
7:00AM - 11:00AM
9:00AM - Soldering irons down!
9:00AM - Set up hacks to be displayed
9:00AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM - Thanks for coming!
With only 36 hours to put together a creative hack, there's no time for miscommunications along the way. Our hackers know how to communicate effectively with their teammates so that every minute of hacking contributes to progress.
In their free time, IDEA Hackers tinker with personal projects built upon their own knowledge of software and hardware. They're always looking for new ways to hone their abilities, whether it's through building personal projects, enrolling in extra classes, or participating in other hackathons.
IDEA Hackers are constantly looking for the next mountain to climb, for the next challenge to face. They know their limitations and are always looking for opportunities to surpass them. To them, there's no such thing as enough.
As we are still a young event, IDEA Hacks is primarily looking for UCLA students. However, certain exceptions for college students can be made on an application basis.
IDEA Hacks will be held at Ackerman Grand Ballroom, which lies at the heart of UCLA's campus.
The theme for this year's IDEA Hacks is Sports Technology! This means that you will have to create something that relates to exercise, sportsmanship, and the spirit of friendly competition!
Hackers can register on this site as soon as applications are opened. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
You are definitely not alone! During the hackathon, there will be workshops on hardware and hacking that will be accessible for everyone. There will also be mentors other hardware experts ready to assist those who are having trouble bringing their hacks to life.
We encourage all hackers to be on teams of around 4-5. Not only will you have more fun, but more equipment will be available for your use! That being said, we're working on implementing a team builder system that will be available before the hackathon, so that inidividual hackers or smaller groups can be successful in finding the right teammates.
IDEA Hacks costs absolutely nothing to participate in. There is no reason not to come out!
Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover transportation costs for this year's event. If you plan to bring a vehicle and need parking, please specify so on your application.
Yes! Meals for all of the days of the hackathon will be provided for all hackers and participants. Please notify us of allergies or food preferences ahead of time.
We are currently working on compiling a list of parts and plan to release it before the hackathon so that hackers are aware of what they will be provided. If you would like to see a specific part at the hackathon, you can list it on your application.
We're still working on the rubric, but we'll put it up as soon as we're done!
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