$3,500 in prizes
Free Ventures Prize
Best Berkeley Hack
Illumio Data Visualization Prize! (2)
At Illumio we are visualizing data in a way that has never been done before. At Cal Hacks we want you to do the same. This is purposely open ended! Whether it's hardware or software, if you consider your hack to be 'visualizing data' in some way, you can win our prize!
Best use of Blockchain
With our API, we provide end-to-end functionality for sending and receiving bitcoin with one of the largest wallet platforms in the bitcoin space. In addition to our wallet, we also run the biggest data & analytics engine available to build on! Prize: 5 bitcoins (~$1,200)
Best Use of AWS
1TB Dell Hard Drive
Best Use of Domain.com
Domain.com swag bag
Best Overall Use of Microsoft (2)
Build on one or more of the following Microsoft technologies and qualify for the Microsoft Hack: Microsoft Azure, Windows 10, Kinect, OneNote, Bing, OneDrive, Office, more available.
Best Use of Uber API
Access many of the primitives that power Uber’s magical experience: pass a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, provide fare estimates, access trip history and more.
Best Use of Capital One API
Nessie is Capital One’s Hackathon API that gives you access to a multitude of real public-facing data - such as ATM and bank branch locations - along with mock customer account data. Use HTTP requests to set up peer-to-peer transactions, simulate a weekly paycheck, or even schedule bills for customers! This is all structured in a way that resembles how we actually run things here at Capital One.
Best use of HERE API
Samsung Gear and Garmin Vivoactive watches to the winning team members.
Best use of Magnet (3)
Magnet Message is a mobile communication framework that lets you easily add messaging and chat to your app. Magnet Message has the APIs and features you need to add 1-to-1 and 1-to-many chat, public forums, private discussions, content feeds, and so much more! The code is free to download and Apache open source. It includes a ready-to-run server and native mobile SDKs for iOS and Android.
Best Use of Pebble
Best use of Pebble wins a Pebble Steel for each team member.
Best use of Moxtra
Gap Social Media Prize
Prize for best Social Media Hack, to the hack centered around Gap Inc. and its brands (Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta & Intermix) showcasing its products and/or Gap in social media.
Postmates' Best On-Demand App
$1000 Postmates delivery credit to the team that builds the best on-demand app.
Postmates' overall mission is to power local, on-demand logistics focused on fast deliveries from any type of merchant at scale. We provide an API that lets you move anything from point A to point B in less than an hour.
Prize: Interview for KPCB fellowship.
We partnered with amazing non-profits like Ideo.org, Internet.org, Kiva, Pencils of Promise and many others to bring touch challenges for you to tackle. Tackle one of the challenges and help these non-profits create a better world.
Winners of Personalized DDoski Bears!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
A Team of Hackathon Experts
Will be Announced!