SD Hacks has been one of the largest hackathons in California since its inception back in 2015. We take pride in being a fully student organized event, while partnering with numerous other student-run engineering organizations at UC San Diego.
SD Hacks 2022 will provide the support and mentorship necessary to develop innovative software projects. With mentorship coming from a variety of engineering disciplines and companies, SD Hacks 2022 is shaping up to become an unforgettable 36 hours of collaboration, empowerment, and innovation. This year, SD Hacks will be from April 8 -10th.
$5,094 in prizes
3D Printer (overall)
Official Creality Ender 3 3D Printer Fully Open Source with Resume Printing Function DIY 3D Printers Printing Size 220x220x250mm
Apple Watch Series 3 (health and well-being)
(Renewed) Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS, 38MM) - Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band or Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band
Polaroid Camera + $25 Amazon gift cards (civic engagement)
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera + Fujifilm Instax Mini Film (40 Sheets) Bundle with Deals Number One Accessories Including Carrying Case, Color Filters, Kids Photo Album + More (Smokey White/Cobalt Blue/Flamingo Pink)
Fire Tablet (sustainability)
Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1", 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, latest model (2021 release), Denim/Olive/Lavendar/Black
Beats Headphones + $25 Amazon gift cards (community)
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Apple W1 Headphone Chip, Class 1 Bluetooth, 40 Hours of Listening Time, Built-in Microphone - Black/Red/Rose Gold/ (Latest Model)
First Place ($1000) - MageAI challenge
Best use of MageAI API
Second Place ($500) - MageAI challenge
Project that is deemed the second best use of MageAI API
Third Place ($250) - MageAI challenge
Project that is deemed the third best use of MageAI API
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Professor at UCSD
Relation to declared track
Ability for judges to understand how the project relates to the track through the content and its application to the track in a clear, unique way.
Quality of presentation
Ability for the judges to clearly understand (1) what the desired functionality is, and (2) see that the functionality is behaving as expected.
Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
Innovation of project
Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual?
Quality of design
Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?