SkyDeck Sponsors CalHacks 3.0

SkyDeck Sponsors CalHacks 3.0

Motivated by free food, caffeine, and 36 hours dedicated to creativity in code and hardware, more than 2,000 participants gathered in Memorial Stadium on November 11-13th for Cal Hacks 3.0, the largest collegiate hackathon in the world.  The event is growing immensely on this third annual hack hosted at UC Berkeley with 226 projects submitted, $50k worth of prizes handed out, and 275 boxes of pizza eaten.

Top student talents from around the country congregated at Memorial Stadium to be judged on potential positive impact, user interface and experience, originality and innovation, and technical difficulty.  Projects covered topics such as health, education, 3D printing, gaming, Virtual Reality, security, and much more.

Participants had the opportunity to network with corporate sponsors, attend workshops like demo day pitch coaching from SkyAdvisor Cynthia Maxey from Bee Partners, and listen to keynote speakers such as Charlie Cheever co-founder of Quora and Exponent.JS.

SkyDeck was honored to be one of the sponsors of this event enabling innovation on the UC Berkeley campus along with IBM, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, NetSuite, BlackRock, Square, SkyDeck Industry Partner KLA-Tencor, and campus organizations like CITRIS Foundry.