To Hackpoly!

Calling all builders, makers, and dreamers.

Hackpoly is a 24-hour annual hackathon event at Cal Poly Pomona. Participants trade their sleep for a weekend and join a team to create a project - typically software or hardware - in an environment optimized for creativity. At the end of the event, the participants demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges. The event is hosted by Poly Founders.


Bronco Student Center, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA


Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

24 Hours

Better than ever

Top-notch mentors, workshops, and prizes

Hackpoly 2018 Winners


Who is eligible for Hackpoly?

Any current student over the age of 18 is eligible to apply to Hackpoly. Since we are a MLH member ever, participants must also accept the MLH Code of Conduct

What is the acceptance criteria?

We think that the fairest way to accept candidates is to ask the candidates to tell us about their previous hackathon and coding experiences, so that we can invite people who have demonstrated interest and skill. The admission process will be competitive and rolling! We also will take into account people who have never been to a hackathon before, so please apply!

Will my travel be reimbursed?

Despite our best efforts, no travel reimbursements for in or out of state folks due to our focus on the quality of the event. Rest-assured you will be taken care of when you arrive with a weekend of free meals, tons of swag, prizes and a comfortable environment for you and your peers.

What external sources can I use?

Third party libraries and APIs are permitted if they are publicly available and free to use.

What about teams?

You don't have to form a team before the event, or at all. At the start of the event, we will provide plenty of time to break out and form a new one if you choose to. Teams will be limited to 5 people.

Will there be prizes?

We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and several other company sponsored prizes.

Will there be free food?

Yes! We will provide catered meals during the event along with free caffeine!

What if I'm not very experienced?

We will try our best to point people in the right direction and use tools and languages that allow rapid development with the least amount of frustration. There will also be mentors participating in the hackathon who can help you out. Furthermore, you can look up tutorials and sample code online. We will also be having workshops the during and month leading up to the hackathon!

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a student ID so we can verify and register you on-site! You'll also need to bring a computer, whatever software you feel might be necessary for development,toiletries, sleeping bag, and pillow. We also recommend that you bring power strips for convenience. Teammates are free to share equipment with each other.

More questions?

Send us an email at info@hackpoly.com or message us on Facebook http://m.me/hackpoly

Competitions & Prizes

First Place:

Amazon Echo (Second Generation)

Parrot Swing Drone

Digital Ocean Credit ($500)

.Tech Domain (2 years)

HackerEarth shirts and credit

Second Place:

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

Digital Ocean Credit ($250)

.Tech Domain (2 years)

HackerEarth Shirts and Credit

Third Place:

Amazon Echo Dot (Second Generation)

Digital Ocean Credit ($125)

Best Beginner Hack:

Arduino Grove Kit

Arduino Starter Kit

Gaming Hack:

Amazon Aukey Mechanical Keyboard Amazon VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse

Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com:

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Best IoT Hack Using A Qualcomm Device:

DragonBoard 410C & Power Source

Best Use of Amazon Web Services:

$250 AWS credit

Mini Event Prize (Cup Stacking):

Bluetooth Speaker


Sponsors help support every aspect of Hackpoly. Contributions from sponsors go towards the costs of space rentals, food, t-shirts, transportation, staffing expenses, and many, many other things that make a hackathon successful and exciting. Being a Hackpoly sponsor allows you to reach out to talented students looking to innovate and build awesome projects. Sponsors can get involved at many levels, check out our sponsorship packet or shoot us an email to find out how you can be a part of our greatest hackathon yet!

Sponsorship Packet // sponsorship@hackpoly.com

2018 Sponsors


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