Diverse and impactful on a number of fronts, CruzHacks 2019 was a success
From January 18 to January 20, 2019, UCSC’s Stevenson Event Center was transformed into a bustling playground for our diverse group of over 600 hackers to turn their visions for social change into tangible projects. The 36 hours of hacking were as hectic as they were productive. As hackers downed bottle after bottle of Yerba Mate and Soylent, mentors and your representatives were available to advise teams on their project ideas and work out any challenges they encountered along the way.
Hackers from across the country!
Of the roughly 600 attendees who participated, 81% were UCSC students while the rest hailed from outside the university. The event not only garnered interest within the local community, but also established its credibility outside the circles of Santa Cruz. Hackers from other UC schools, high schoolers, and college students from all around the U.S. (including one team from the University of Waterloo in Canada!) came out to participate!