The Next Great Hackathon is Coming to Santa Clara University
Location: Santa Clara University, Lucas Hall
Date: May 2, 2015 at 3:00PM
24 Hour Competition
We'll provide all your meals, snacks, caffeine, swag and sleeping spaces.
Four Thousands dollars in cash prize!!!
Also exposure to investors. This is your opportunity to bring your ideas to life!
Open To All Majors
Be a part of the first Business / Engineering Co-hosted Hackathon ever!
- What is Broncohack?
Broncohack is a hackathon event whereby teams with students of varying majors collaborate to build a system that solves a social problem. Join us for this 24 hours event, where you'll have the opportunity to work with the smartest people, build and launch the coolest ideas, and chug more Red Bull that you ever thought possible.
- Addressing the Theme of Social Justice
BroncoHack is different not only because we ask our participants to demonstrate some sort of business need with their technology, but use it to address our theme of social justice. We want our participants to look at the broader impact of their work. The OMIS Student Network doesn’t support the idea that technology has reached its zenith of use when someone is willing to pay the creator for it. We want to instill a comprehensive perspective in our participants and hope that they realize that technology is a vehicle of social change, and that is it our responsibility as technical entrepreneurs to do as much good as our bottom line says we can. We want our participants to look at the social injustices that hold back the advancement of society and try their hand at reversing them through the power of applied technology.
- What should I create?
It's totally up to you! Sponsors may pose prompts to give competing teams an opportunity to win additional prizes, but it's completely optional. We don't want to limit your creativity, so feel free to create whatever you'd like!
- When does the event start and end?
Arrive at Santa Clara University's Lucas Hall on May 2, 2015 at 3:00PM and the event should end by May 25 at 3:00pm
- Do I sign up as a team or individual?
Sign up is individual but once you arrive at the event you can create your teams. If you do not have a team in mind, we will create one for you. We recommend that each hack group consist of four to five members of different backgrounds in business and engineering/computer science.
- What should I bring?
Just some equipment/gear that you think you'll need to build your idea. Food, Wi-Fi, entertainment, swag, and outlets are all provided.
- Who can come?
We are mostly targeting students in the Bay Area. However, we are open to accepting any high school, undergrad and graduate students from any accredited institution.
- Who will be providing the equipment?
You will! Bring your own laptops and software, and leave the network to us.
- How are hacks presented?
At the end of the competition, students will present their ideas to a panel of judges. Judges consist of industry professionals and professors.
- What other rules should I be aware of?
You only need to register. However, we are only taking the first 200 individuals to sign up. You can register by typing your e-mail address on our Broncohack homescreen. We'll contact you to confirm your registration immediately. Thereafter, we'll send updates and reminders as the event draws closer.
- Will there be free food?
YES! We will have tons of food, snacks, beverages, entertainment and swag for you.