Hack Day

Qualcomm Room, Jacobs Hall
January 13-14, 2017

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Last September, SD Hacks brought over 800 hackers from all over California. With Hack Days, we plan to extend our reach to hackers old and new at UCSD and focus on providing the best environment, workshops, and mentorship possible. It's time to team up and build that cool application, robot, or whatever you've always wanted to build.

Where and When?

This Hack Day will be held in the Qualcomm Room in Jacobs Hall, from 5:00 PM 1/13 to 6:30 PM 1/14.



Keep up with us!

So far, SD Hacks has influenced well over a thousand hackers from across California (and beyond!). Look out for our upcoming Spring Hack Day!



Web Development Workshop

We'll hold a comprehensive workshop to help you get started with web development.

  • NodeJS/Javascript: Introductory Javascript and Web Development
  • HTML/CSS: Designing and building your front-end


Friday 1/13

  • 5:00 - 5:30 PM Sign In
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM Dinner
  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
  • 6:00 PM Start Hacking
  • 7:00 - 9:00 PM Web Development Workshop

Saturday 1/14

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 5:00 PM Hacking Ends
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM Demos
  • 6:00 - 6:15 PM Closing Ceremony


  • What's Hack Day?

    Hack day is a smaller, 24-hour UCSD only hackathon hosted by SD Hacks focused on mentorship, learning, and shipping cool projects.

  • Where and When?

    This Hack Day will be held in the Qualcomm Room in Jacobs Hall. Plan on arriving at 5:00 PM Friday 1/13 and departing 6:30 PM Saturday 1/14.

  • Can I attend Hack Day if I am not a UCSD student?

    Winter Hack Day is open to UCSD students only but we hope you apply for SD Hacks 2017 in the fall! It will be open to all students.

  • What should I bring?

    Bring your student ID, computer, any peripherals you may need (chargers, monitors, etc.), any hardware that you plan on using, and an open mind.

  • Do I need a team to sign up?

    Yes, since Hack Days are smaller events, we want to ensure everyone who comes is able to work with a team. Signing up with a team allows us to accept the people you'd like to work with without leaving any stragglers behind! Teams of 2-4 are allowed.

  • Are there any rules?

    As a Major League Hacking member event, we are adopting Major League Hacking's Code of Conduct which requires you to respect others and help us keep Hack Day a safe space for everyone. If you want your project to be considered for an award, you may only submit work that your team wrote during the hackathon.

  • Have an unanswered question?

    Feel free to email us at hello@sdhacks.io



Come help us out!

If you're interested in mentoring, sign up here: