Open Hacks is a 24-hour hackathon for students at UC Berkeley on November 14th to 15th, 2020, calling students from various backgrounds to bring brilliant ideas to life. This year’s hackathon is about contributing to open source projects. Over the course of 24 hours, teams will find an open-source project that interests them and ideate, implement, and present a contribution to the project. If you are new to open source, don’t worry! We’ll be hosting workshops and sessions to help get new hackers introduced to open source and the process of making a contribution.
What is an open source hackathon?
- An open source hackathon is an intensive 24-hour event where hackers will work in teams to ideate and develop a valuable contribution to an open source project or an idea for an open source project. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, participate in workshops, and learn about open source development.
Who can participate?
- Applications are open to UC Berkeley students with or without prior coding experience. We encourage you to form teams and meet new people!
How do I form or join a team?
- Join the Discord server to meet new people and form teams before the event! Each team can have a maximum of 5 hackers. During the application process, make sure to include the names of your team members.
Who runs Open Hacks?
- Open Hacks is run by the IEEE Student Branch at Berkeley.
No coding experience? No worries!
- Open Hacks invites students of all coding backgrounds. We hope to provide a valuable learning experience to students through workshops—details will be sent out through the Discord server.
How much does it cost?
- Open Hacks is free for all participating students.