BeachHacks 5.0 is CSULB's largest 24 hour annual hackathon that challenges students from all around the world to develop and design innovative projects.

In light of recent events, BeachHacks is completely virtual this year! We don't have any specific themes/ tracks, we would like to see your creativity and passion in your projects. 

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Prizes

$33,942 in prizes

1st Overall

All qualified submitted projects will automatically be considered for this category.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. Oculus Quest 2*
2. CORSAIR STRAFE RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — CHERRY® MX Red (Sponsored by CORSAIR)
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
7. Digital Ocean $100 Credits (Sponsored by Digital Ocean)
8. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

2nd Overall

All qualified submitted projects will automatically be considered for this category.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. GoPro Hero 7*
2. Raspberry Pi*
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
7. Digital Ocean $100 Credits (Sponsored by Digital Ocean)
8. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Beach Hack

The team’s project must include Cody the Crab, Byte the Shark, and Crypto the Clam. The main focus of the project should be to better your college community.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. Fitbit Inspire 2*
2. EchoDot*
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
7. Digital Ocean $100 Credits (Sponsored by Digital Ocean)
8. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Hacker's Choice

This category will be judged by all hackers. All qualified submitted projects will automatically be considered for this category

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. JBL Speaker*
2. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
3. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
4. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
5. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
6. Digital Ocean $100 Credits (Sponsored by Digital Ocean)
7. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Beginner Hack

All team members must all be first time hackers.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. NVIDIA Jetson Nano + Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*
2. $25 Amazon Gift Card
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best UI / UX Hack

The team’s project must contain a front-end user facing aspect.

Each member of the winning team receive:
1. Wacom Tablet*
2. $25 Amazon Gift Card
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
7. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Interdisciplinary Collaboration Hack

The team must have at least 50% of members that are non-CECS (Computer Science & Computer Engineering) majors.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. NVIDIA Jetson Nano + Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*
2. $25 Amazon Gift Card
3. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
4. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
5. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
6. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Game

The team's project must be a game.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. HS60 HAPTIC Stereo Headset with Hapctic Bass. (Sponsored by CORSAIR)
2. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
3. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
4. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
5. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
6. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Social Good / Awareness Hack

The team’s project focus must be in improving our community through social good and/or social awareness.

$100 team donation to charity of team's choice

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. NVIDIA Jetson Nano + Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*
2. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
3. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
4. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
5. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
6. Digital Ocean $100 Credits (Sponsored by Digital Ocean)

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Failed Attempt Hack

The team’s project is not complete but there were efforts made towards the project idea.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. Beats Flex*
2. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
3. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
4. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
5. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
6. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Funniest Hack

The team’s project must be funny :)

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. Anker Portable Charger*
2. 1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and 1 year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Sponsored by Wolfram)
3. Taskade Lifetime Upgrade (Sponsored by Taskade)
4. 1Password Families Account 6 months free membership (Sponsored by 1Password)
5. 1 year of The Codex full trial to the pro subscription (Sponsored by The Codex)
6. NVIDIA Swag Pack (Sponsored by NVIDIA Corporation)*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Most Innovative Hack

The team's project focus must be on applying new technology or processes to a current market in an innovative way, or creating a new market altogether while substantiating market value.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. Northrop Grumman Swag Bag with assorted goods*

* - U.S. Shipping Only

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud.

1st Place: Google Cloud Branded BackPack

2nd Place: Google Cloud Prize Bundles*
1. Google Pillow (Blue and White)
2. Google Cloud beanie
3. Google Cloud socks
4. Google Cloud journal
5. Google Cloud lanyards (five count)

(Sponsored by Google Cloud)

* - U.S. Shipping Only
* - Global winners will have the option to receive an alternate Google Branded Backpack

Best Use of echoAR

The team's project must use the echoAR platform.

The winning team will receive $50 Amazon Gift card.

Each member of the winning team will receive
1. echoAR's 3 months business plan.

(Sponsored by echoAR)

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.

Each member of the winning team will receive:
1. PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger
2. Domain.com Backpack

(Sponsored by MLH)

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board and 10 pre-wired modules. We select two winning teams for this category and each team member will receive a prize!
(Sponsored by MLH)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

You must be accepted and checked in to BeachHacks 2021 in order to officially participate in our hackathon. 

Requirements

  1. Project name and elevator pitch
  2. Team member's names [if working with a team]
    1. All teammates must be added as collaborators
  3. Prize categories your project is competing for
  4. Project story
    1. Inspiration? What does it do? How did you build it? What challenges did you come across? What are you proud of? What did you learn? What comes next?
  5. GitHub Repository of your project
  6. Video demonstration of the project
    1. Youtube is preferred

Judges

BeachHacks Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Fit
    The project perfectly fits the category(s) that it was submitted to.
  • Uniqueness
    The project is a new and creative idea.
  • Presentation
    All required details are included in the video + description.
  • Design
    The design of the project is aesthetically pleasing.
  • Functionality
    The project is fully functional and complex.

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