Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

One of the Largest Collegiate Hackathons in the World.

As UC Berkeley’s hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the world’s largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology — just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.

Fellowship

Our annual hackathon, held at UC Berkeley’s beautiful campus, is where technology of the future is born, with 2200+ students over and 36 hours. Curious about what’s happened in the last four years? Check out each iteration of Cal Hacks and what amazing projects were created down below.

Cal Hacks 6.0

Cal Hacks 6.0

Cal Hacks 6.0 will be taking place October 25-27 at UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium! Applications will open at the end of the summer!

Cal Hacks 5.0

Cal Hacks 5.0

Cal Hacks 5.0 was our biggest event yet! We took our initiatives to a new level, with fellowship continuing into its second year, and large pushes for cubstart to prepare students for the next hackathon. We also introduced the startup fair, which brought new startups to hackers, and even led to some awesome internships!

Check out our 5.0 Project Page →

Cal Hacks 4.0

Cal Hacks 4.0

Cal Hacks 4.0 was one of the largest hackathons held in the United States. We brought together 2200+ attendees from schools all across the nation to our very own Memorial Stadium and our hackers, once again, blew us away with their creations.

This was also the first time we had hackers from  CubStart, an initiative to help first-time coders feel more acclimated to the hackathon environment before coming to the event, and the first time hackers could continue their projects through the Cal Hacks  Fellowship. Overall, this event was a major success and marked a milestone in Cal Hacks’ journey.

Check out our 4.0 Devpost →

Cal Hacks 3.0

Cal Hacks 3.0

For Cal Hacks 3.0, we decided to grow the hackathon a bit more. We invited around 2200 hackers, 300 mentors, 50+ sponsors, and had our first appearances of golf carts! Hackers used drones, cars, ginormous GPUs, and tons of other tools to create projects that blew us away. We saw creations ranging from mind-controlled Tesla’s to utilities for the disabled community.

Check out our 3.0 Devpost →

Cal Hacks 2.0

Cal Hacks 2.0

The phrases “Silicon Valley” and “hackathon” are often associated with building businesses, a conclusion that comes with various successful projects that sprout from the bay area, and the penchant for great ideas that sprout from hackathons. — Cal Hacks decided to challenge this notion with Cal Hacks 2.0. At 2.0, we brought hackers back to the hacks, having them focus solely on making a great project — not the money, business, or fame — just building something really cool that they’d be proud of. Regardless, thousands of hackers attended and the quality of projects blew us away!

Check out our 2.0 Devpost →

Cal Hacks 1.0

Cal Hacks 1.0

Cal Hacks 1.0 is where our story started. We brought mentors hackers, dozens of sponsors, and around 1500 hackers from 50+ schools to UC Berkeley to create amazing projects using Drones, EEGs, 3D printers, and more! Hacks ranged from mind-controlled drones to automated bartenders.

Check out our 1.0 Devpost →