Cereal Hack is Back!
Join us for 32 hours of hackathon goodness! Start a company, make something awesome, or hack something to change the world! Come with a team or come solo! Meet people, make a team, and build cool stuff! Limited free tickets available! Get em now!
Looking for teammates and projects to collaborate on? Sign up on our Challenge Post page and start a discussion.
What's special about this Hack?
- 100s of devs, designers, makers & entreprenuers all hacking at once
- On-site Stratasys 3D printers provided by Society of Mfg Engineers and Sierra College
- Awesome investors and mentors on the judging panel
- Legal incorporation package via Bosley Biz Law for winning team
- Entry to UC Davis Entrepreneurship Academy for 2 people on winning team
- AWS Credits (more info coming soon!)
- Sweet prizes like access to MobiTech & LifeScienceFest ($1250), and startup fundriasing services via Investor Fest Media ($3500)
- Lot's of food and beverage to help you focus through the weekend
Cereal Hack 3 Winners
Congratulations to the winners of CH3
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Below is a quick summary of Cereal Hack's competition rules. If you have questions, feel free to email us.
1. Fresh Code, Design, etc.
To ensure a level field for all contestants, all code, design, art, music, SFX, and assets must be created during the duration of the Hackathon. We want to ensure that all participants start off on the same footing and we also want to preserve the true nature of a hackathon. You are, however, free to make plans, create wireframes, and brainstorm prior to the event. The only exception to this rule would include material that is freely available to the public. Some examples of this would be: public domain images, creative commons music, open source libraries. We take this rule very seriously for the sake of all members attending the event. Failure to comply may result in the offending team's disqualification.
2. Code Review
If your team qualifies for prizes or is in the top five, the team will be subject to a code review to verify that there was no foul play.
3. It’s okay to Hack!
Feel free to use any tools, tricks, gems, shortcuts, or workarounds you’ve discovered over the years to help you build quicker. Use any frameworks, hosting service, etc. you please.
4. Ownership and IP
All teams retain full ownership of what they have created during the Hackathon.
5. Team Size
Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed.
6. Be Open
We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of innovation, partnership, and engagement in our community.
7. Be Respectful
Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally.
8. Have fun
It’s a hackathon! Have fun, meet new people, learn new things. Event's like these are often life-changing, so make the most of it, relax, and enjoy the event.
Two days of intense competition and fun
CH4 will take place February 8th - 9th 2014 Registration starts at 9:00 am on the 8th. Food, workshops, sponsor talks, and lots of hacking throughout the weekend. Presentations start at 3:00 pm on Sunday. Awards and party by 5:00 pm.
1715 I st, Sacramento
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What is a Hackathon?
Step 1: Meet People
Step 2: Form Teams
Step 3: Build Product
Step 5: Pitch for Prizes
We have several sets of oscilloscopes, bench top power supplies, soldering irons, multi-meters, breadboards and many tools commonly used for electronics development. We also have several computers setup with the Arduino environment and eagle cad software.
We are also targeting having a rep-rap style 3D printer available.
YES! Although we have a few random components that you MIGHT be able to use, please bring everything you need for your hardware hack. There is an Ace hardware that will be open both Saturday and Sunday a block away, but they obviously do not have any electronics. Fry's electronics is about a 10 - 15 minute drive from the HackerLab in an emergency.
Absolutely! Hardware hacks are especially tricky due to the nature of relying on physical things. We recommend you bring all your components that you think you just MIGHT need (and even the ones you don't think you need for that matter!). You might be able to barter with other hackers, but no guarantees. Coming into the hackathon with an idea of what you want to build will save you precious time.
There are many great tutorials online at adafruit.com, sparkfun.com, instructables.com and bildr.org. We recommend you watch/read the tutorials that are anywhere closely related to your hack so your knowledge is as fresh as it can be. There are many other useful online forums and websites where people post circuit snippets and basic circuits that you can build on for your hack. Just like the software guys, if the circuit is "open source" such as posted online or declared open hardware, you are free to fork or modify the design and incorporate it into your own project.