Last fall, Hack the Bay organized Cal Hacks 4.0 to bring together 2,200 attendees from 50 universities and 5 countries to build everything from mind-controlled vehicles to artificial intelligence for language learning.
For Cal Hacks 5.0, we’re building on our tradition of technical & inclusive excellence by bringing together the world’s brightest collegiate hackers and guiding them in creating impactful, diverse, & innovative projects.
It is a crucial aspect of our mission to embrace and promote inclusivity, accessibility, & ethicality. All participants are expected to respect both our and MLH's Code of Conduct in order to facilitate a positive hackathon experience!Hack the Bay Code of Conduct MLH Code of Conduct
CubStart is a beginner hacker program to help hackathons be less intimidating and more accessible for everyone! We provide a mentorship program for team building, ideation, basic hackathon skills, and technical workshops to encourage those with little or no CS experience to try out hackathons and coding!Apply to CubStart *
* Currently, CubStart is only available to UC Berkeley students, although we are working towards expanding to other schools in the future.
While acceptance to CubStart guarantees acceptance to Cal Hacks 5.0, we highly encourage you to apply to both Cal Hacks 5.0 as well as CubStart.
Why do you have to stop hacking after the hackathon is over? You don’t! Hack the Bay started The Cal Hacks Fellowship, a program that hosts several hackathon teams after the hackathon to continue building their projects to whatever stages they want to take it to next stage.
If you are interested in participating in the Fellowship, be on the lookout for the "Fellowship Awards" at Cal Hacks 5.0.
Each year, our sponsors help us unite thousands of attendees from dozens of universities across the globe — bringing together the world's brightest collegiate hackers for 36 hours straight.
Sponsoring Cal Hacks connects you with a diverse group of students that aim to innovate. Our hackers have shipped their Cal Hacks projects to thousands of people, founded YC startups, and conducted groundbreaking research. Join us in facilitating a new culture of doing and creating.
Thank you so much for your interest in helping us fuel the future of tech. Please feel free to reach out to us via email to receive updates!
Below are a handful of past sponsors that have been an integral part of our journey!