HackCC has taken over Cross Campus in sunny Santa Monica to host the most exciting event of the year for Computer Science, and Engineering students in community colleges all across California!

Congratulations on being a part of the first ever community college
hackathon! The HackCC team has worked hard to ensure a fun and
accommodating hacking experience that will include workshops from
sponsors, side competitions, demos for both hardware and software,
and a great place to make your ideas come to life with a team of likeminded

View full rules


  • Teams may include up to four members.
  • All hacks must be built at HackCC by registered participants.


A valid submission is a software or hardware hack produced at HackCC, from start to finish.

This includes a ChallengePost submission to HackCC and a demonstration during the Hack Expo on Sunday, Nov 9th. Please include a video or photo of the working product.


Phil Walden

Phil Walden
Director of Digital Strategy at Moviepilot.com

Marcos Toledo

Marcos Toledo
CTO of London Trust Media

Kartik Mandaville

Kartik Mandaville
Director of Tech at Science, Inc in Santa Monica

Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical given its target audience? Is it something that the user base would actually use? Does it fulfill a need people have?
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish / Design
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well-designed?
  • Holy Sh*t
    Does it amaze?