Hackpoly is Cal Poly Pomona's event of the year for creativity, ingenuity, and technical talent.

Hackpoly is Cal Poly Pomona's event of the year for creativity, ingenuity, and technical talent. 

Join/Build a great team, Build Awesome Stuff, Eat Free Food, and Compete for Great Prizes.

Experience taking your ideas from fantasy to reality in just 24 hours. Push the boundaries of your skills, pushing out your idea just in time! 3 full meals, snacks, and drinks while you're there are all on us. We've got great prizes to give out including Tablets courtesy of MLH, and other gifts from our sponsors.

Schedule of Events:

Friday

19:00 - 20:00 : Check Ins

20:00 - 21:00 : Opening Ceremony

21:00: HACKATHON STARTS

 

Saturday

 

0:00 : Surprise Snack

1:00 - 1:30   : Challenge I

2:00 : Game Tournament

2:30 : Snacks!!

3:00 : Challenge II

7:00 : Breakfast Burritos from Kellogg West

12:00: Lunch (Pizza)

15:00: More Snacks

18:00 : Panda Express Dinner + Hacking Ends

19:00 : Judging Begins

20:00: Finalists Present

20:30: Awards + Closing Ceremony

22:00: The End


Prizes Categories:
Overall - 1st, 2nd, 3rd 

Best Design

Best Hardware

Crowd Favorite

 

FAQs

Where is the event?

The event is taking place on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona in Building 162 Room 1001.

 

Does the event run all night?

Yes. 24+ hours straight. You can sleep though.

 

Should I bring food?

You can bring extra if you like, but we'll be providing 3 meals, snacks, and drinks. 

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be enrolled at a University, bring a student ID or another form of identification (Driver's License).

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The event is taking place in Building 162 Room 1001. We recommend parking in Lot F. Please note you will need to purchase a parking permit. If you park before 8 on Friday, you will need to purchase a $6 permit for the evening. On Saturday, you will need to purchase a $3 permit before 7:30 am.

 

Do I have to bring my printed eventbrite ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket if you have a digital copy of it available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Best Design

Best Hardware

Crowd Favorite

 

FAQs

Where is the event?

 

 

 

Yes. 24+ hours straight. You can sleep though.

 

 

 

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be enrolled at a University, bring a student ID or another form of identification (Driver's License).

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The event is taking place in Building 162 Room 1001. We recommend parking in Lot F. Please note you will need to purchase a parking permit. If you park before 8 on Friday, you will need to purchase a $6 permit for the evening. On Saturday, you will need to purchase a $3 permit before 7:30 am.

 

Do I have to bring my printed eventbrite ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your printed ticket if you have a digital copy of it available.

 

View full rules

Eligibility

You must be over 18 and currently registered at a University or have graduated in the last 6 months to be eligible.

 

Judges

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Yu Sun
Dr.

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Bruce Hoang
Tallan

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Mike Miller
WildHorseLabs

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Sean Colins

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Dr. Kushev

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Dr. Zhang

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Espree
We Are La Tech

Judging Criteria

  • Hack Factor
    This is very difficult to describe, but you'll know it when you see it. The closest description would be a project that makes you feel like you are living in the future.
  • Technical Complexity
    How difficult was the project to implement technically in the time frame?
  • Design (UI/UX)
    How easy and intuitive is the application/hack to use? How are the aesthetics, in UI.
  • Novelty
    How creative is the idea? If it is not new, is there a novel twist?
  • Viability
    Would this project (with some more work) be viable for any particular market?