A global initiative to unite the innovators, creators, and troublemakers of the world.

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Prizes

$18,500 in prizes

Protocol Labs (5)

$1000 for best hack under each track.

Criteria: Build a hack that uses either IPFS, Filecoin, or libp2p.

Neo

$5000 cash + $5000 cloud credits

Winning team members will also be invited to workshops & mentor hours with leaders in social networking. Cloud credits will include AWS, Twilio, Sendgrid, etc.

Criteria: Either start a new social network, or build a feature or concept that inspires how to improve existing social networks. We seek solutions that balance virality and engagement with connecting people meaningfully and authentically.

[Sustainability Track] IBM 1st Place

$1000

Criteria: Build a hack that leverages at least 1 IBM service of API in their project.

[Sustainability Track] IBM 2nd Place

$500

Criteria: Build a hack that leverages at least 1 IBM service
of API in their project.

Community & Civic Engagement (2)

A rapidly changing world makes adapting How will you help people make their voices heard, and make the world a better place?

Connectivity (2)

Connect with people near and far! Here’s your chance to build a network at home and around the world.

Education (2)

Summer’s quickly approaching, and with learning more accessible than ever, what’s our plan to foster engagement and continue learning?

Health (2)

How might we support patients and health care workers?

Hack To The Moon (2)

Think you’re the funniest engineer in the world? Prove it. The Cal Hacks team will be the judge of that – and no, we’re not kidding.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Adithya Iyengar

Lillian Seu

Lillian Seu
Immunologist working in drug development for infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, HBV, COVID19), and former manager for the national HIV diagnostic lab in Zambia (NIH Fogarty fellow 2011-2014).

Michelle Marcelline

Michelle Marcelline
Co-Founder at Typedream - a no-code website builder with a simple and intuitive interface like Notion

Thibault Corens

Thibault Corens

Prabhu Singh

Prabhu Singh
I won Smart India Hackathon'19 and was a finalist in ASEAN-India Hackathon'21 and American Express Codestreet Hackathon'20

Jonathan Wu

Jonathan Wu
Software Engineer @ Gordian Software (YC W19). Formerly engineering in Enterprise Analytics and Corporate Data Office @ Intel.

Mitchell Kuppersmith

Mitchell Kuppersmith

Kevin Chandra

Kevin Chandra
I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Typedream YC W20 a Notion-like website builder.

Himanshu Ragtah

Himanshu Ragtah

Sahil Sancheti

Sahil Sancheti
Berkeley EECS alum and currently a software engineer at Google!

Manan Dey

Manan Dey
Software Engineer at SAP

Abhishek Shankar
Building AI for Healthcare, Three multi million exits, Xoogler.

Vincent Diallo

Vincent Diallo
Vincent is currently Managing Partner at Interlace Ventures, an early stage fund dedicated to commerce technology.

Maxim Kuznetsov

Maxim Kuznetsov
I'm Senior Python Developer with experience about 4 years.

Frank Wang

Frank Wang

Pedro Tanaka

Pedro Tanaka
I have been involved in the design and implementation of ad systems that process billions of transactions a day, gaming backends that shatter the c10k problem, and TV systems that power the largest operators in the world.

Alkis Pananakakis

Alkis Pananakakis
Founded one of the biggest social platforms in Greece.

Valyo Yolovski

Valyo Yolovski
Valyo is a software engineer and angel investor focusing on early stage startups. He’s built highly scalable data systems for HealthTech, FinTech, and AdTech startups.

Anne Chen

Anne Chen

Chung Wu

Chung Wu
Director of Product Management, Guidewire Software

Manuel Ntumba

Manuel Ntumba
Technology Entrepreneur, Astrodynamicist and Quantum Research Engineer. Part of a team currently working on developing advanced astrodynamic models for numerical predictions of extrasolar events using quantum algorithms and artificial neural networks.

Putri Karunia

Putri Karunia
Hi, I'm Putri, the CTO & co-founder at Typedream (YC W20), a simple no-code website builder. I mainly work in user research, design, and software development of the product.

Anthony Christian

Anthony Christian
Hey, I'm Anthony, co-founder at Typedream and a YC alumni. Worked mostly on software development and product.

Albert Purnama

Albert Purnama
Currently building Typedream. Previously Cotter (YC W20).

Judging Criteria

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