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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Prizes

$15,910 in prizes

1st Overall

Each winning team member will receive a CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard, a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of Northrop Grumman, and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

2nd Overall

Each winning team member will receive a CORSAIR HS50 Stereo Headset and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

3rd Overall

Each winning team member will receive a CORSAIR MM350 Extended XL Mouse Pad and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform (2)

Presented by Google Cloud Platform and Major League Hacking. Use any GCP product (Firebase and Google Maps APIs count!) to qualify. Find a full list of GCP products at https://cloud.google.com/products/
Grand prize: Each member of the winning team will receive a Cloud Patagonia backpack, Cloud Pillow, Acrylic Trophy, and Cloud Water Bottle
Runner up: Each member of the runner-up team will receive a Google Home Mini

Best Use of Embedded Systems

Presented by Northrop Grumman. Create the best embedded systems hack. Each winning team member will receive Bluetooth speakers, a Northrop Grumman Backpack, Northrop Grumman Water Bottle, and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Best Use of Elgato Streamdeck SDK

Presented by Elgato. Use the Elgato Streamdeck SDK to to design functions that help streamline your daily computer use. Connect your favorite applications, website, or functions! Find Elgato's Developer Documentation at https://developer.elgato.com/documentation/stream-deck/sdk/overview/

Grand prize: Each winning team member will receive an Elgato Stream Deck
Runner up: Each winning team member will receive an Elgato Stream Deck Mini

Best UI/UX

Presented by Sketch. Create the most visually appealing and well-designed project. Each winning team member will receive a Heroku t-shirt and a one year license to Sketch to improve the design of all your future programs!

Best Game (2)

Presented by CSULB Video Game Development Association. Each winning team member will receive a $25 Steam gift card, MSI Dragon Plush, and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Best Beginner Hack

Presented by CSULB Association for Computing Machinery. Each winning team member will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, a Discord t-shirt, and a one year subscription to Wolfram One and Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Best Beach Hack

Presented by Long Beach! Each winning team member will receive a gift basket of items from local Long Beach businesses.

Best Use of Snap Kit

Presented by MLH. Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Presented by MLH. Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Presented by MLH. Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

Best Use of Blockstack

Presented by MLH. Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. View the technology (Block)stack at https://blockstack.org/

Opportunities with Blockstack don't end with BeachHacks. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program within two weeks of the event will receive an additional $500 reward.

Best Use of Transposit

Use the Transposit Platform in your web or mobile hacks. Each winning team member will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Best Egg Hack

Presented by Easter. Each winning team member will receive an egg.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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. 

Requirements

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.

Judges

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?