The 24 hour intercollegiate hackathon at Cal Poly Pomona for creativity, ingenuity, and technical talent.

HackPoly '17 is Cal Poly Pomona's 4th annual software/hardware hackathon.

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Teams of up to 5 will team up and in an epic 24 hours to build and market an epic hack.
What is a hack? It's creating something that doesn't exist yet, something that will improve the lives of the individuals that use it.

Solar powered automatic dog feeder? Do it. Phone app to control your television? Sounds Awesome. Website for CPP students to trade books? Looking forward to it.

See you at hackpoly.

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All hackers must:

  • Must be at least 18 years old by February 6, 2016
  • Must have a valid .edu address and not have graduated 6 months prior
  • Teams are limited to five people


Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    How difficult was the project to implement technically in the time frame? Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Impact / Usefulness
    Is the hack practical given its target audience? Is it something that the user base would actually use? Does it fulfill a need people have?
  • Polish / Design (UI/UX)
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
  • 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.
  • Best Game
    Did they make an interesting and intriguing game that has a high replay value?