SacHacks is back for the second year, and the Los Rios ACM Student Chapter is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to participate in the tracks, learn new skills, and network with local companies in the industry!
What is SacHacks?
In its second year, SacHacks is the first intercollegiate hackathon for the Sacramento area. It is co-hosted by the Sacramento Kings!
It is a hackathon – a 24-hour-long coding competition where you have the opportunity to design, develop and launch a project of your own. The projects can be in multiple different categories, and you and your team compete for prizes on completion.
Why should you participate?
It’s great for your resume! Companies like to see you have successfully completed hackathons in the past – it shows you have the wherewithal to focus and complete a project on a short timeframe.
Also, you’ll have a project at the end – something you can explain and show off in interviews as a talking point.
Finally, it’s a blast! Everyone gets together and works all night on a project, and you present it to the judges in the morning. There are many different prize categories.
Who is eligible?
Anyone in Sacramento area colleges and universities is eligible to apply! You don’t have to be a pro already – there will be students at all levels participating.
A few of our ACM organizers participated last year, and were able to complete a project even though most of the team had only taken up through CISP360.
Importantly, though – you have to be serious to apply. This is a big event and if you are accepted, you are expected to be there. So make sure you have the time set aside and are committed.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!