De Anza Hacks V2.5

Cupertino’s leading hackathon is back! Join us for our 3rd year with 200+ hackers across the state! May 31st - June 1st, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is like a creative marathon for tech enthusiasts! DAHacks is great for first timers or returners looking to experience inspiring guest speakers, helpful workshops, tons of skilled mentors, and, of course, fun games and cool swag.

When and where is DAHacks?

DAHacks is from Friday, May 31st from 10:30 AM - 9 PM to Saturday, June 1st from 9 AM - 6 PM at De Anza College in the Science Center Building SC1102. This is not an overnight event.

What is the theme of this event?

For this hackathon, the sole theme is engineering, with special emphasis on hardware!

Does it cost money to attend?

No need to break the bank to join in on the hacking fun! DAHacks is absolutely FREE to attend. We believe in making tech innovation accessible to everyone.

Are there prizes?

Yes! There is a total prize pool of over $2000!

What if I have never hacked before?

Don’t sweat! DAHacks welcomes hackers of all levels, whether you are a coding prodigy or just dipping your toes into the world of hacking. We will have workshops and mentors to help you along the way, so you can learn, create, and have a blast! Here is a link to our hacking kit to get you started.

How do teams work?

Teams who want to borrow equipment must have between 3 and 4 members. Otherwise, teams can have between 1 and 4 members. You can either form a team beforehand and come to the event or make teammates at the event. We will be having a team-making session. Note that teams must be formed by the opening ceremony at 12 PM.

What if I don’t have a team?

No team? No problem! Leading up to our event, you can meet new people through our hacker Discord. We will have team formation events at the beginning of the hackathon geared towards helping you find people to work with.

Where is your Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy?

Our Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy can be found here.

Where is the Hacker's Guide?

The Hacker's Guide can be found here.

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