SB Hacks IVMajor League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season





UCSB’s 4th annual hackathon is a 36 hour event fostering innovation and creativity through learning by doing, with some wicked prizes up for grabs. While taking breaks from building your projects, you’ll enjoy free meals, attend fun mini-events, interact with industry leaders, and make some friends along the way. We hope to see you there!


What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are often described as a hybrid between a career fair and a science fair. A creative community of programmers - from novices to experienced - come together for 36 hours to make amazing projects. The projects are then judged by tech professionals from the industry and from academia.

When will SB Hacks take place?

SB Hacks IV took place on Friday, January 19, 2018, and concludeed on Sunday, January 21, 2018. You can view the event schedule here.

Who can attend?

SB Hacks is accepting college students, graduate / PhD students, and high school students who are 18 or older.

How much does it cost?

Admission to the event, food, and swag will all be FREE. We'll also be providing busses to select schools in California. You can view the bus schedule at:

When will acceptances come out?

Acceptances go out in early January for California hackers and a bit earlier for out-of-state applicants.

When can I apply?

Applications open up late November and will close January 1st.

What can I win?

Our prizes and their accompanying page is in the works and will be up shortly before the event!

Can I have a team?

You can compete with up to 4 teammates. If you don't have a team, don't worry about it! We will match you up with compatible teammates at the event.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, overnight gear, a water bottle, and a photo ID. MLH will be providing a hardware lab.

What are the prizes?

We have a lot of great prizes ready for this year. Most of them will be announced closer to the event. Some notable items we have for hackers are free plane tickets and office hours with a Y Combinator partner.

Are there any rules I should follow?

You can find the MLH code of conduct here

More Questions?

Feel free to email us with any questions at