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WE AREN’T JUST HACKERS. WE’RE INNOVATORS.

Camp PolyHacks is a multidisciplinary hackathon that is dedicated to fostering innovation through human-centered design. We bring together students from different majors and experience levels to solve existing social problems.

Our hackers are self-motivated, adventurous individuals. We seek to challenge ourselves, to push society’s boundaries, and to serve the greater good. It’s not about what we do, but why we do it.

We are pioneers. We are innovators. We are Camp PolyHacks.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where people collaborate to learn skills and create solutions. The goal is to work with a team to ideate, design, pitch, and market a business/product over a short period of time. It’s Learn By Doing at its best!

What is Camp PolyHacks?
Camp PolyHacks is a multidisciplinary hackathon that is dedicated to fostering innovation through human-centered design. We bring together students from all majors and experience levels to solve existing social problems.

How do I sign up for Camp PolyHacks?
You can easily apply to participate at Camp PolyHacks. Our applications open in November, so stay tuned!

When will I hear back on my Camp PolyHacks application?
You will be contacted in [Dec/Jan] to RSVP. If you are selected but no longer wish to participate, please inform us so we can offer your spot to other interested individuals!

How can I sponsor Camp PolyHacks?
You can sponsor Camp PolyHacks by reaching out to us at sponsorship@polyhacks.io. All information is located in the Sponsorship section above or the packet here.

Do I need to be an experienced coder?
Not at all! We welcome campers of all majors, backgrounds, and experience levels. This is your time to learn something new.

When/Where is Camp PolyHacks?
Camp PolyHacks will be held on February 8-9, 2020 at [the Hot House, SLO’s entrepreneurship space in downtown right above Ross].

What should I expect on the day of the event?
The itinerary will be released closer to the event, but you can expect unlimited free food, snacks, drinks, helpful company mentors and resources, and exciting activities to take a break from hacking.

How much does it cost?
Camp PolyHacks is 100% FREE. All we ask for is your time and A-game!

What do I need to bring?
Bring your laptop, chargers, sleeping bags/materials if you’re staying overnight, and a positive attitude!

What are the prizes and how are projects judged?
Each team pitches their project and will be judged based on their Business Model, Technical Capability, and User Experience. Past prizes include Google DayDreams and Amazon Echos.

Will I be able to sleep during the hackathon?
Yes, there will be places available for teams to rest at the [Hot House] overnight. You can also choose to leave the venue and sleep at home.

How do I form teams and how big can they be?
Teams can include up to [10] people. If you don’t have a team in mind yet, there will be time at the beginning of the event to form one.

Who do I contact with any other questions?
Please contact team@polyhacks.io with any other questions or concerns you may have!