SB Hacks VMajor League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

January 11-13, 2019

Corwin Pavillion

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UCSB’s 5th annual hackathon is a 36 hour event fostering innovation and creativity through learning by doing, with some wicked prizes up for grabs. While taking breaks from building your projects, you’ll enjoy free meals, attend fun mini-events, interact with industry leaders, and make some friends along the way. We hope to see you there!

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What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are often described as a hybrid between a career fair and a science fair. A creative community of programmers - from novices to experienced - come together for 36 hours to make amazing projects. The projects are then judged by tech professionals from the industry and from academia.

When will SB Hacks take place?

SB Hacks V will take place on Friday, January 11, 2019, and conclude on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Who can attend?

SB Hacks is accepting college students, graduate / PhD students, and high school students who are 18 or older.

Do you guys offer travel assistance?

We are sending buses to UCI, USC, and UCLA. The bus schedule can be viewed here. Unfortunately, we are not offering travel reimbursements this year.

When will acceptances come out?

Acceptances go out in early January for California hackers and a bit earlier for out-of-state applicants.

When can I apply?

Applications open up late November and will close December 20th.

What can I win?

Our prizes and their accompanying page is in the works and will be up shortly before the event!

Can I have a team?

You can compete with a team of at most 4 people. If you don't have a team, don't worry about it! We will match you up with compatible teammates at the event.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, overnight gear, a water bottle, and a photo ID. MLH will be providing a hardware lab.

What are the prizes?

We have a lot of great prizes ready for this year. Most of them will be announced closer to the event.

Are there any rules I should follow?

You can find the MLH code of conduct here

More Questions?

Feel free to email us with any questions at