Dive deep into the future at BeachHacks 2019!

BeachHacks 2019 is the fourth collegiate hackathon hosted by California State University, Long Beach and CSULB ACM! On April 20-21, 2019, student developers and designers will build ideas into reality. Join us for 24 hours of hacking, networking, and fun!

Hacking begins at 3 PM on Saturday and ends at 3 PM on Sunday. All projects must be submitted on Devpost to qualify for prizes.

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College students from all levels and majors are welcome to apply to BeachHacks! All attendees must be 18 years or older at the time of the event. 


Participants can choose to submit and demo their projects to compete for prizes. Submitting a project is not required, but highly encouraged! To qualify for prize categories, the maximum team size is four teammates.

All projects must be submitted to Devpost by 2 PM on Sunday, April 21. Coding may continue until 3 PM.


BeachHacks Team

BeachHacks Team

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is it mostly bug-free? Is it user friendly?
  • Practicality
    Is the idea original? Can it work on a large scale? (i.e. a million users, billion data points, etc.) Would the project be practical in the next couple of years?
  • Technical Complexity
    Does the hack utilize APIs, databases, or outside resources? Is the hack technically interesting or challenging to develop?
  • Originality
    Is the hack inspiring? Does it take a fresh approach to solve a problem?