LA Hacks

$6,425
32%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
34 Donors
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Project ends on April 03, at 11:55 PM PDT
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LA Hacks

LA Hacks is held every spring at UCLA’s iconic Pauley Pavilion to provide accessibility to STEM education for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Over 1000 students from distinguished universities across the globe work together in teams to challenge themselves and to build something beyond their comfort level- all in the span of 36 hours. LA Hacks aspires to be not only one of the biggest tech events in California, but also one of the most sought after hackathons in the nation, with our primary focus being the encouragement of the thriving STEM culture and accessible opportunities for all students to learn new skills and technologies.

From Evan Spiegel (CEO, Snapchat) and Sean Rad (CEO, Tinder), to 8 time gold medalist, Apolo Ohno, and a special pre-screening of HBO’s Silicon Valley, LA Hacks has welcomed many leaders and role models in tech. With industry mentors, technical workshops, and founder panels galore, LA Hacks is entirely student run and works to broaden the scope of technology. 

Some examples of some of the coolest projects created at LA Hacks:

2016 -- Drip -- smart shower meter to help save water -- https://devpost.com/software/127-drip 

2015 -- Mind Controlled Mercedes -- https://devpost.com/software/mind-controlled-mercedes

2014 -- Ask Andy -- Voice controlled personal assistant -- https://devpost.com/software/ask-andy

LA Hacks epitomizes innovation, perseverance, and also pushing hackers to test their potential, and drive it above and beyond the edge of their current abilities and skill sets. This year, our team has been working hard to further achieve new milestones and provide a space for students to bring their crazy ideas to life. We are UCLA students from many corners of campus, all united by one big goal: to give over 1000 college students the opportunity to come together and collaborate with industry leaders and innovative companies to develop impactful products with cutting-edge technologies.

LA Hacks is a product of the hard work and dedication of a team of talented students from diverse backgrounds. Although our team has been working extremely hard for the past year to make this event a success, the reality is: running a hackathon is expensive. 

For 36 hours, we provide a living environment that is every hacker’s dream. This includes but is not limited to food, wellness items, transportation, industry mentors, hardware, workshops, speakers, both peer and sponsored networking, security, venue staff, A/V equipment, and unlimited swag from some of the biggest names in the tech industry.  

We want to continue to grow and be able to inspire innovation in the next generation of students, but we need your help. We want to ensure LA Hacks 2017 is the best it can be, and for that we encourage even the smallest contribution.

If you believe in us and this campaign, we encourage you to share the link with others who may be interested in contributing. Your fully tax-deductible donation will not only help us host one of the most successful student-run hackathons on the West Coast, but also endorse the growth of accessible STEM education in California and the country. 

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

No Contribution Too Small

Thank you for supporting LA Hacks! (A tax deductible gift of $25).

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$50

Feed A Participant

Thank you for supporting LA Hacks! You have just provided a weekend's worth of food and caffeine for a participant. (A tax deductible gift of $50).

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$100

LA Hacks Memorabilia

A custom 3D-printed piece of memorabilia from the legendary LA Hacks event, 2 passes to the project exposition and closing ceremony at LA Hacks 2017, and a sweet thank you note! (A tax deductible gift of $87).

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$250

ABOVE + LA Hacks T-Shirt

Along with everything above... Receive a limited edition LA Hacks T-Shirt! Rumor has it that this year we have more than 3 colors on the front AND the back. Ooh. (A tax deductible gift of $232).

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$500

ABOVE + Shoutout Package

Along with everything above... Receive a shoutout on our famed Pauley Pavilion Jumbotron AND our Social Media accounts! Your 2 passes to the project exposition and closing ceremony have now UPGRADED to weekend passes to LA Hacks 2017! (A tax deductible gift of $474).

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$1,000

ABOVE + VIP LUNCH

Along with everything above... Take part in an exclusive lunch provided by the LA Hacks team in return for your kindness. Also, receive an honorable mention on our website. (A tax deductible gift of $964).

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$2,500

ABOVE + Ceremony Honor

Along with everything above... Receive an Honorable Mention during the Opening or Closing Ceremony at LA HACKS 2017. (A tax deductible gift of $2460).

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$5,000

ABOVE + Name an Award

Along with everything above... Name an award after you or anything else! Continue to pass down the LA Hacks legacy. (A tax deductible gift of $4950).

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017
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