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Hacking The Unnecessary

Hackapalooza is a student-run hackathon intended to bring students together through creative but unnecessary projects and technical workshops. Build the project you never knew you needed, or never thought you'd get the opportunity to hack!

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Schedule

The Sacred Timeline

Check out our host of events taking place the weekend of September 25th & 26th!

  • 12.00pm

    Hackapalooza Kickoff!

    By the Hackapalooza Team

    FAU Google DSC, Solace

  • 12.30pm

    Intro to Chrome Extensions

    By Seth Goldin

    Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 2.00pm

    Discord Bots in Javascript

    By Ahmad Arab & John Serrano

    President & Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 4.00pm

    Entrepreneurial Assets

    By Galicia Gordon

    Guest Speaker, Leading Learners

  • 5.00pm

    Game Dev in PyGame

    By Aden Eagle

    Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 7.00pm

    Intro To Google Sheets API

    By Benjamin Thaw

    Executive Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 8.00pm

    Intro To HTML/CSS

    By Belle See

    Guest Speaker, Command Tech

  • 12.00pm

    Project Completion

    By the Hackapalooza Team

    FAU Google DSC, Solace

  • 12:30pm

    All About Git

    By Seth Goldin

    Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 1.30pm

    Surprise Presentation

    By (It's a mystery!)

    A secret agent

  • 02.00pm

    Machine Learning in Tensorflow

    By Aden Eagle

    Tech Lead, FAU Google DSC

  • 3.00pm

    Hackapalooza Closing Ceremony

    By the Hackapalooza Team

    Google DSC & Solace

Speakers

Workshops & Presentations

During Hackapalooza there will be several events you can attend to learn skills and apply them in your projects!

Ahmad Arab

Google DSC President, CS Major

Seth Goldin

Google DSC Tech Lead, Data Science Fellow

Benjamin Thaw

Google DSC Exec Tech Lead, CS Major

John Serrano

Google DSC Tech Lead, CE Major

Ciara O'Neill

Google DSC Marketing Lead

Aden Eagle

Google DSC Tech Lead, Data Science Fellow

PRIZES

Categories To Win

Hackapalooza offers several areas to reward your unnecessary projects. View our judging criteria here. Content may not be final.

First Place

  • Google Home Mini
  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • 50$ gift Amazon gift card

Second Place

  • Hackapalooza Backpack
  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Most Creative Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Most Creative Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Best Website Hack

  • Free one-year subscription license of Axure RP Team
  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Best Website Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Best Mobile App Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Best App Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Best Chrome Extension Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Best Chrome Extension Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Funniest Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Funniest Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Best Use of Kotlin

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Kotlin Tumbler

Best Use of Google Cloud

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Google Cloud Tumbler

Best Beginner Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Best Beginner Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Best Machine Learning Hack

  • Hackapalooza Mousepad
  • Hackapalooza "Best Machine Learning Hack" Mug
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

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