February 15-16th, 2020
PVNet Suite 229
550 Deep Valley Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a 24-hour programming competition where a large group of students meet to engage in collaborative coding.
What is HackSoCal?
HackSoCal is one of Southern California's first student-run co-ed school hackathons. The event lasts for 24 hours overnight as over 150 attendees work to build software that addresses a real-world problem.
Our mission is to encourage students within the Southern California area to pursue computer science and promote diversity in this ever-growing field.
Who can attend?
HackSoCal is open to all students attending a high school or middle school in the United States. If you are not in high school or middle school, you are encouraged to apply as a volunteer or mentor.
How much does it cost?
Attending HackSoCal does not cost anything at all! Everything from swag to instruction to meals will be provided free of charge.
Do I need to know how to code?
No, you don't! There will be mentors present to teach you the basics.
What should I bring?
You should bring a laptop, school ID, and chargers, as well as sleeping bags, toiletries, and anything else you might want!
When will applications be opened and when will it close?
Applications will open in January, and will close a week before the event.
How large can each team be?
Each team is comprised of up to 4 students. You can either bring a team of 4, or team up with other students at the event!